Karen Quinn is a writer, tutor and script reader based in Belfast and Donegal. She established QuothMe Productions in 2013, and in 2015 screened its first project, QuothShakespeare, funded by O2 and Telefonica’s Think Big. She is also currently working on a number of short films, and has recently completed her first children’s novel.
Karen’s short film, Lady Death, reached the shortlist for Jameson First Shot 2016, and she has since self-produced the film. It is currently on the festival circuit, having premiered in April, and making its US premiere in June.
Karen’s script Bakersville was shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Comedy Writers programme, organised by Grand Scheme Media. Her script was performed at the Belfast Media Festival in November 2016.
Karen was a top-ten finalist in the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award in 2014, run by the International Emmy committee, for her screenplay No Great Artist, and again in 2015 for her screenplay The Nighthorse. No Great Artist was also shortlisted for the Red Planet Prize in April 2014.
Karen’s short story, The Little Owl, was published in Poolbeg Press’s Once Upon a Bedtime in 2014, and her short story The Star and the Tree was broadcast on national television on Christmas Eve 2013.