Evan Horan

About Evan

Evan Horan is a producer at film and TV production company Keeper Pictures – based in Dublin, Ireland. He has worked across various dramatic, documentary and genre projects including FRENCH EXIT, BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, THE RACER, EXTRA ORDINARY, VITA & VIRGINIA, GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI and A MOTHER BRINGS HER SON TO BE SHOT.
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Horan is an Executive Producer on ABOUT JOAN – a French / Irish / German co-production, directed by Laurent Larivière, starring Isabelle Huppert, Lars Eidinger, Swann Arlaud and Freya Mavor which had its world premiere as a Special Gala at Berlinale 2022; and a Co-Producer on A DOG CALLED MONEY which world premiered in Panorama at Berlinale 2019, directed by award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy who accompanied musician PJ Harvey on a journey through the creative process behind one of her albums, conceived by their travels around the globe. The film received theatrical and online distribution in the UK and Ireland from MUBI and was acquired in the US by Abramorama; and on SUNLIGHT, directed by Claire Dix, written by Ailbhe Keogan starring Barry Ward as part of Screen Ireland’s POV Scheme which premiered at Dublin International Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival.

Horan is an Associate Producer on MR. MALCOLM’S LIST, directed by Emma Holly Jones and starring Freida Pinto, Zawe Ashton, Sope Dirisu, Olivier Jackson-Cohen, Theo James and Ashley Park; which was acquired by Bleecker Street in the US, and Universal for international; and on COME TO DADDY – an Irish / New Zealand / Canadian co-production – directed by Ant Timpson and starring Elijah Wood, which had its world premiere at Tribeca 2019, was featured extensively in genre film festivals around the world and was released theatrically in the US by Saban Films.

Horan produced THE RADIO, the latest project from the Ardán / RTÉ Short Film Commission – Ireland’s longest running short film scheme; directed by Laura Kavanagh, written by Thomas Conway and starring Lalor Roddy, which has premiered at Galway Film Fleadh, Underwire Festival, Belfast Film Festival and Still Voices Film Festival, and won Best Narrative Short at Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival.

Horan has been selected for the EAVE Producers Workshop 2023, Berlinale Talents in 2022; Emerging Producers 2022, the industry flagship project from the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, and completed the Advanced Producers Programme, with distinction – a post graduate certificate course managed by Screen Ireland and TU Dublin. He also manages X-Pollinator – a professional development and networking initiative, now in its fourth year, that seeks to address gender diversity in the Irish screen industry – and has previously worked on the BFI London Film Festival, BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, Cork International Film Festival, Underwire Festival and at BAFTA.

What are three great films / TV shows you’ve seen in the past year?

Everything Everywhere All At Once, How To Tell A Secret, The Worst Person in the World

What piece of work are you most proud of?

A Dog Called Money was my first hands on project in Keeper so for that reason, it’ll always be a film I’m very proud to have worked on. I’ve been a longtime fan of PJ Harvey so it was incredible to work on Seamus Murphy’s documentary that explores her creative process on making her last record, which then went on to world premiere at Berlinale 2019.

What drew you to working in production?

I’ve always been committed to working in film – having watched as many films as humanly possible as a teenager, studying film in university and then eventually, setting out for a career in the area. I worked in other aspects of the film industry in those early days while trying to find my place but it was really when I began in Keeper that it really clicked. I enjoy the different skills that working in production requires, in balancing creativity and business in order to bring projects to life.

What’s your favourite spot in Dublin?

The Old Royal Oak in Kilmainham – a family-run country pub on a quiet lane, easily making you forget that you’re in the middle of the city while you sip on their gorgeous Guinness.

What kind of projects are you drawn to?

I am very drawn to working on projects with LGBTQIA+ and female talent, with talent whose points of view are not as frequently heard / seen – the stories I find interesting channel and champion their diversity, and I am committed to working towards creating distinctive and refreshing projects.

What’s a favourite song of yours?

Hard to pick ONE favourite song but anything by the likes of Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, MUNA, Jessie Ware, HAIM – and you’ll find me up dancing to be honest.

What’s a memorable moment on the job?

Berlinale 2022 was a whirlwind – getting to take part in the final stage of the Emerging Producers 2022 programme with Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, being selected for Berlinale Talents, bringing a project to the Talent Project Market in the Berlinale Co-Production Market and then having the world premiere of Laurent Larivière’s About Joan as a Special Gala; it was busy week to say the least but certainly memorable!

Productions Evan worked on

A Dog Called Money

About Joan

Mr. Malcolm’s List