Anna Rackard

CONTACT

Email annarackard@gmail.com

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ABOUT

Anna works as a feature film, TV drama and commercials production designer. Her feature films include Love & Friendship, Stella Days and Ondine. She won an Irish Film & Television Award in 2010 for Ondine and again in 2012 for Stella Days. Her television drama work includes A Dangerous Fortune for ZDF, Foyle’s War for ITV and George Gently for the BBC. In 2001 she published a book, Fish Stone Water on the holy wells of Ireland and in 2004 co-directed a documentary on the same subject called An Tobar. Anna maintains a fine art photography practice alongside her film career. In 2014 her photographs were part of Second Sight, a group exhibition from the David Kronn collection, shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny. She recently had a solo show of photographs from the series Under into Somewhere in the Cross Gallery, Dublin.


FILM RESUME

PRODUCTION DESIGN

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2016) Stacie Passon, Further Films/Great Point Media

Love and Friendship (2015) Whit Stillman, Blinder Films

A Dangerous Fortune (2014) Christine Schwochow, Constantine/Octagon

Undeniable (2013) John Strickland, ITV/TXTV

Foyle’s War Series 7 (2012) Stuart Orme, Andy Hay, ITV/Eleventh Hour Films

Loving Miss Hatto (2012) Aisling Walsh, BBC/Left Bank Pictures

Amber (2011) Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Screenworks/RTE

Stella Days (2010) Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Newgrange Picture

Ondine (2009) Neil Jordan, Wayfare/Octagon Films

Singlehanded (2009) Anthony Byrne, Element Films/Touchpaper

George Gently Series 1 (2008) Ciaran Donnelly, Company Pictures

Rough Diamond (2007) Simon Massey, BBC Northern Ireland

Puffball (2007) Nicolas Roeg, Tall Stories/Grand Pictures

Boy Eats Girl (2005) Stephen, Bradley Element Films

AWARDS

2016 Nominated San Diego Film Critics Society Awards for Love and Friendship

2016 Nominated Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for Love and Friendship. 

2012 Won IFTA Best Production Design for Stella Days

2010 Won IFTA Best Production Design for Ondine

COMMERCIALS

Conor Finnegan, Butter - Bord Gais (2017)

Phillip Montgomery, Pull the Trigger - Calor Gas (2016)

Ross Killeen, Motherland - VHI (2016)

David C Kerr, Speers Films - Meteor(2016)

Gioachino Petronicce, Antidote - RSA (2016)

Henry Mason, Antidote - Supervalu Christmas (2015)

Henry Mason, Antidote - Bord na Mona (2015)

Anders Forsman, Pull the Trigger - Kerrygold – The Irish Way (2015)

Damien O Donnell, Russel Curran - Three Mobile – Air (2015)

Tom Merillion, Speers Films - Aldi (2015)

Aoife McArdle, Antidote - Electric Ireland GAA (2014)

Simon Levene, Sweet Media - Lotto Guru (2014)

David C Kerr, Speers Films - Meteor Ireland Pay as you Go (2014)

Sean Branigan, Antidote - Carr’s Savory Biscuit Range (2014)

David Hartley, Speers Films - Aldi Provenance (2014)

Jonny Speers, Speers Films - Cadbury Rate All 8 (2014)

Lorcan Finnegan, Blinder - Meteor Mobile (2013)

Lorcan Finnegan, Blinder - Energia (2013)

Martin Wedderburn, Blinder - Lyons Tea (2013)

Henry Mason, Blinder - KBC (2013)

Conor Finnegan, Speers - Cadbury Joyville (2013)

Jordan Scott, Sweet Media - Armani (Art Director) (2011)

Lenny Abrahamson, Speers Films - Meteor Christmas (2011)

Tom Merillion, Speers Films - Meteor (2011)

ART DIRECTION

Haywire (2011) (Dublin) Relativity Media

Leap Year (2010) Universal/Spyglass

King Arthur (2004) (Supervising) Bruckheimer Films

Ella Enchanted (2004) Mirimax

The Medallion (2003) EMG (HK)

The Escapist (2002) (Supervising) Sky Pictures

On the Edge (2001) Hells’ Kitchen & Temple Films

Murder Rooms (2000) BBC

History is Made at Night (1999) Scala Productions

Animal Farm (1999) Hallmark & TNT

Vicious Circle (1999) BBC NI

St. Ives (1998) Little Bird

The Butcher Boy (1997) Warner Brothers

Gold in the Streets (1998) Ferndale Films

A Further Gesture (1997) CSL Films

Kidnapped (1995) (assistant) Hallmark

Braveheart (1995) (assistant) Icon

WORKSHOPS/TALKS 

2017, 2016, 2015, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 - Teaching Film Drafting Workshops, Screen Training Ireland

2016 - Speaker at Belfast Design Week Design camp

2012 - 'Moon' Production Design Masterclass, Screen Training Ireland

2011 - Production Design Masterclass with Norman Garwood, Screen Training Ireland


PHOTOGRAPHY RESUME

EXHIBITIONS 

2016 Under into Somewhere, Cross Gallery, Dublin. solo show

2016 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin.

2015 Portraits from the David Kronn Collection, The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

2014 Second Sight, The David Kronn Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art,

2014 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin

2013 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin

2009 Invited Artist Eigse, Carlow, solo show

2008 30 Contemporary Collection, Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Ireland

2007 Farmers,  Purdy Hicks Gallery, London. solo show,

2007 Photo-London Art Fair, RHA, London.

2006 Summer Exhibition, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2006 Photo-London Art Fair, RHA, London as part of the Purdy Hicks Stand.

2006 Other Visions, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2006 RHA Annual Exhibition, Invited Artist.

2006 Farmers, at the Rathmines Town Hall, Dublin. solo show

2004 RHA Annual Exhibition

2003 RHA Annual Exhibition

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2015 Eastside International, Los Angeles

2006 Wexford County Council Artist Bursary Award

PRESS

Irish Times 2016

Christin Leach 2015

Irish Examiner 2014


OTHER.....

2001 Fish Stone Water

A book collaboration on the Holy Wells of Ireland with photographer Liam O’Callaghan, and an introduction by Angela Bourke, published by Atrium Press.

Available on Amazon - click here

2004 An Tobar

A one hour documentary on holy wells, co-directed with Adrian McCarthy for Wildfire Films. Funded by TG4 and the Film Board. Shown on TG4.