Nothing Compares

A feature documentary that tells the story of Sinéad O’Connor's phenomenal rise to worldwide fame, and how her iconoclastic personality resulted in her exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on prophetic words and deeds across a five-year period (1987-1992), the film reflects on the legacy of this fearless trailblazer, through a contemporary feminist lens. The film is to be released in 2022.

About The Team

Director - Kathryn Ferguson

Belfast born Kathryn Ferguson is an award-winning Director, and Film Research Fellow, whose work has screened globally on platforms such BBC, Nowness, UN Women and i-D, and at film festivals worldwide. Kathryn’s newest film TAKING THE WATERS is currently on the international festival circuit, having premiered in the UK at Sheffield Doc Fest in June 2018 and in Europe at Clermont Ferrand in February 2019. The film was nominated for Best Irish Short Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh and Best Cinematography at Underwire Festival. Next up Kathryn is working with Passion Pictures on a new documentary short for The Guardian’s highly acclaimed documentary film series. After ten years of working on short form work, demonstrating a commitment to documentary based work centred on identity, gender politics and community, Nothing Compares will be her first feature documentary film.

Producer - Michael Mallie

In 2012 Michael Mallie co-founded Mallie Media (formerly EMM Productions) - an independent production company specialising in documentaries with a strong Irish focus. As a founding member of the company, Michael’s recent credits include: STEPHEN MCCOY – THE FIGHT OF MY LIVE, for BBC, TÍR EOGHAIN: THE UNBREAKABLE BOND for TG4 and BBC and A WOMAN’S PLACE for Oireachtas TV and RTÉ.

Producer - Eleanor Emptage

Eleanor cut her teeth as a script consultant for companies including Studio Canal, Focus Features and Film 4, before spending four years as part of an in-house development team, working on feature documentaries including Oscar nominated WASTE LAND by Lucy Walker. Eleanor’s first film as lead producer — WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON ACTIVIST, premiered at Sundance 2018 (World Cinema Documentary Competition). Her latest feature documentary TOMBOY - which explores the challenges and triumphs of women drummers, was selected to premiere at SXSW 2020.

Kathryn Ferguson
Michael MallieEleanor Emptage
Executive Producer
Charlotte Cook

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