Tania Notaro is an exciting screenwriter, director and actor from Dublin who makes socially conscious films from a female perspective. Her comedy drama TV series Cabaret Cartel is currently in development as part of Screen Ireland’s Spotlight scheme. She has just completed Postpartum, filmed with a Sharp Shorts Bursary from Virgin Media, following on from her first short Glitterbug.
She was selected to take part in the Eureka Series Programme 2022 at the Series Mania Institute in Lille, France. She has a 1st class Master’s degree in Screenwriting for Film & TV from the National film school, IADT with a scholarship from Warner Brothers and later selected by the Warner Brothers Creative Talent Team as an exceptional artist and one-to-watch.
Actor As Creator Scheme 2022
Dublin Artist Award 2021
Dublin Arts Council
Artist Resilience Award 2021
South County Dublin Arts Council
Agility Award 2021
Arts Council Ireland
Ronan Phelan Writer’s Award
Short Film/ Virgin Media
Sharp Short Winner
Virgin Media Sharp Shorts Award 2022
Catalyst International Film Festival 2022
Writer’s Guild Ireland
Postpartum is a Lynchian-inspired art-house film that explores the struggles of women who experience postpartum depression. It exposes the detrimental and unrealistic expectations put upon women during motherhood, and highlights the warrior-like strength women are supposed to endlessly possess, and if they don’t, they feel like they are a failure.
Short Film/ Screen Ireland
Tania’s directorial debut, which she also wrote and starred in, was created under the Actor As Creator Scheme for Screen Ireland.
Set in 90’s Dublin, two young female DJ’s have their dreams of making it big in London crushed when one of them is diagnosed with HIV.
As an HIV activist, Tania has encountered many women’s stories about living with HIV in the ’90s; about being abandoned and left out of the narrative. It is an homage to all those women, and to the men and women of today who are still fighting for change.
Glitterbug had its World Premiere at Cork International Film Festival 2022.
TV Series in development/ Spotlight Scheme/ Screen Ireland
Finalist, Screen Ireland SPOTLIGHT Scheme 2022
A group of drag performers struggling to survive, find themselves indebted to a local drug lord which puts them in some dangerous situations and forces them to question their own morality.
This is Breaking Bad in Drag and although sometimes absurd is rooted in realism. It deals with pressing social issues of our time with themes including inequality, friendship, family, morality, self-identity, sexuality, gender, power and corruption.