Bandit Films

Johnny Gogan’s third feature film Black Ice, with Jane McGrath (IFTA nominated April 2014) and Killian Scott (from the hit series Love/Hate),  was one of the box-office surprises of 2013, grossing 40% of its initial production budget at the Irish box-office before a successful national DVD campaign.

Johnny Gogan is writer-director of fifteen shorts, documentaries and fictions, including the award-winning feature films The Last Bus Home and Mapmaker. He runs his own company Bandit Films ( est 1989) which has also been the producer/development producer of his documentary and fiction work.

In 1987 he was the founding editor for Film Base of Film Ireland/Film Base News magazine . He was a driving force in the early years of Film Base. In 2011 he initiated Studio North West tv as a cluster of film companies in the Irish North West and as an online portal for these film-makers’ work. He was appointed to the seven member board of The Irish Film Board/An Bord Scannán na hÉireann (2009-2012) and was instrumental in a re-shaping of the Board’s strategy in the face of the country’s financial crisis.

Scroll down for full Filmography below:

At Present - In Development with Citizen Ken, the Irish film works of Ken Loach

Rare Earth – A 4 part environmental drama series

Black Ice (2013) Feature film co-written with Brian Leyden with the participation of The Irish Film Board and R.T.E. Watch the trailer here
Astray (2012) Short film commission for Creative Sligo. Broadcast on RTE Shortscreen Nov 2012
Homeland (2011) tv Hour documentary for TG4 and County Leitrim PEACE III. Broadcast on TG4 Sept 2011
Na Coisithe (2010) tv hour documentary for TG4 and BAI
The Scaffolder Falls (2009) Short animated film for Arts Council.
The Adventures of Flannery (2008) Feature Art Documentary for Arts Council
Building On The Edge (2006) TV architecture doco for prime time RTE broadcastx2
Hamilton Has Gone (2004) Short music film from song by Johnny Gogan
The Chalk Up (2003) Short film directed by Frank Conway *
Amused As Hell (2002) Music Video for Cathal Coughlan.
Mapmaker (2001-2) Writer/Director/Co-producer of Feature Film for Arte Cinema, TV3, IFB, NIFTVC
Successful release in Ireland by Eclipse on 5 prints. International Festivals include Seattle, Montreal, Mannheim. Irish broadcast x2 TV3. Special Jury Prize Amiens.
An Fear A Phléasc – Dir/Prod Arts Documentary profile of writer Mícheál ÓConghaile for TG4
Pobal Agus Pléaráca(1998) Dir/Prod prime -time Arts Doc for RTE and TG4
Last Bus Home (1997) Feature film Writer/Dir/Co-producer. Finance by WDR, RTE, Beyond Films, IFB
Best Film award at Cherbourg Festival of British and Irish Cinema. French cinema release 1998
International Festivals include Fort Lauderdale, Montreal, Galway, Mannheim, Brussels.
Irish Cinema and DVD release of The Last Bus Home in Ireland (1999)
The Bargain Shop (1993) writer/director/co-prod Teleplay commissioned by ZDF-Arte, RTE.
Stephen (1990) Writer/Director/Producer 20 minute Debut short. Winner Galway Film Fleadh.
Cinema release in Ireland with Jane Campion’s “Sweetie”.
Multiple broadcasts on RTE. Sold to ZDF-Arte

All projects written, directed and produced/co-produced by Johnny Gogan except *


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Bandit Films Drama CV reel