Karen Quinn is a write, tutor and script reader based in Donegal. She established QuothMe Films in 2013, and in 2015 screened its first project, QuothShakespeare, funded by O2 and Telefonica’s Think Big.
Her short film, Lady Death, reached the shortlist for Jameson First Shot 2016, and she has since self-produced the film. It was screened at the 2017 Belfast Film Festival, Film Devour 23 (check out the review here), Culture Night 2017 (Banterflix interview here), Glór Ennis in Clare, Disappear Here Film Festival in Donegal, and Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival in Pennsylvania. The film is now available to watch online.
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.
She was also 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.
A keen children’s writer, 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 (view here). She is also currently working on a number of short films, has recently completed her first children’s novel, and is working on the second for the summer of 2018.