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Set against the backdrop of the Celtic Tiger economy 'Headrush' is a quirky, contemporary, black caper / crime comedy about two young guys, Charlie and T-Bag, who hope to solve all their problems by working for a notorious Underworld Criminal, The Uncle.

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Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries

Take a group of part-time cricketers from a divided country, watch them cause the biggest underdog victory, have them questioned in a murder investigation and then discover peace has been brokered in their homeland. This amazing story is told through exclusive behinds the scenes footage.

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Zanzibar Showreel

Zanzibar Showreel

Ten years of award winning shorts.

About Us

Zanzibar Films has now established itself as one of Ireland's most exciting and promising film and television production companies. Its aim is to produce quality, entertaining projects with a main criteria being working with emerging talent who share the Zanzibar sense of enthusiasm, dedication, love of film and life in general. With a number of feature projects in development, the company's main producer is Edwina Forkin. Producer Tamara Anghie works on selected projects with the company.

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Executive Producer - Edwina Forkin

Edwina Forkin

After graduating from Trinity College, Edwina lived in San Francisco for five years working in the music business. Returning to Ireland with a new ambition to work in film she quickly graduated from the EAVE, Media Business School and subsequently from the ACE producers program. She set up Zanzibar Films in 2002 where she has created a strong, strategic, dynamic company.

Edwina's debut Feature HEADRUSH (2003) has four international awards to its credit. Her latest feature SUGAR was premiered in Sundance 2005 and screened in competition at Edinburgh & Thessaloniki film festivals. SWANSONG – the story of Occi Byrne (2010) six IFTA nominations - Winner of Best Actor - IFTA 2011. Also recently completed 2 GRAVES – director Yvonne McDevitt, (2011) She is also involved as co-producer on feature films DOT.COM (2006) & JOHNNY WAS (2005) and associate producer on SOUL BOY (2009) and on recent short film NOWHERE IN PARTICULAR (2012) her feature length documentaries are AIDAN WALSH - MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE (2002) and BREAKING BOUNDARIES – the Irish Cricket team’s world cup (2008) -Shimmy Marcus’s Documentary GOOD CAKE BAD CAKE (2011) and Patrick Jolley’s Documentary - A DOOR A JAR (2011)Currently in post-production on the TV series JACK TAYLOR – "PRIEST & THE SORROWS" as well as in pre-production on the next TV series of JACK TAYLOR – "TINKERS". She is working on numerous features 66 DEGREES NORTH - director Oskar Jonasson due for production early 2013 while also co-producing The Treehouse – 2012.

Marie Caffrey

Short Film Producer - Marie Caffrey

Following very successful careers in PR and her family business, Marie decided on a career in producing in 2009. After producing various freelancing projects, Marie joined Zanzibar in 2010.

Marie is currently in post-production with ‘Sylvia’, an Irish Film Board Gearrscannáin short film scheme. She also produced a four episode web series titled 'Cuckoo' for RTE Storyland, alongside ‘The Cause of Progress’, a feature documentary directed by Chris Kelly - both films for Zanzibar films.

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Cashell Horgan

Cashell Horgan, CEO (Africa)

Cashell Horgan, CEO of Zanzibar Films Africa and a multi award winning filmmaker with over 20 years experience in film and TV. Cashell has been an Oscar shortlist nominee, has lectured at the European School of Animation and The National Film School of Ireland.

Cashell's skills in multi-media have led to commissions and sponsorships from the Irish Film Board, Arts Council of Ireland, Panasonic, Apple computers, RTE, TV3, TNG, Irish Film Centre and the European Capital of Culture.