Jean Pasley

Selected credits

  • The Bright SidePlayground Pictures/Screen Ireland 2020
  • Ship of Souls (Post Production)Kerry Short Film Bursary winner/Writer & Director
  • How About YouBeyond Films/Ferndale Films/Headgear Films


Jean is an accomplished Irish writer for screen, stage and radio based in Dublin.

The Bright Side, her latest feature screenplay as co-writer won the 2020 Audience Award at Cork International Film Festival.  Her screenplay for How About You based on a Maeve Binchy short story attracted a star-studded cast including Vanessa Redgrave, Imelda Staunton, Brenda Fricker and Hayley Atwell.

She wrote and directed Serial Numbers and To The Mountain both broadcast on TV and won awards in film festivals across Europe and the USA.   For radio she wrote Charlotte  (winner P.J. O’Connor Award) and Haymaker (nominated for Irish Writers’ Guild Award) both produced and broadcast by RTÉ.

Jean lived for many years in Japan.  She has a First Class (Hons) Degree in Japanese and International Marketing from Dublin City University and a MA (Hons) in Film Studies from University College Dublin. She was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Sight and Sound Film Production Course in The Tisch School of Arts, New York University.

Featured work

The Bright Side

Screenplay by Jean Pasley and Ruth Meehan
Producer: Tony Deegan / Playground Pictures
Directed by Ruth Meehan
Director of Photography: JJ Rolfe

Winner Audience Award Cork International Film Festival 2020.

How About You

Based on short story by Maeve Binchy
Screenplay by Jean Pasley

Production Company
Beyond Films/Ferndale Films/Headgear Films

Anthony Byrne

Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton, Orla Brady

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