Robin O'Sullivan and colleagues

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Title

Robin O'Sullivan and colleagues

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Robin O'Sullivan, Charlie Hennessy, Mick Hannigan

Description

These black and white photos are of festival director Robin O’Sullivan and unidentified colleagues. They show the convivial Robin O’Sullivan, in photos marked 1980s, in conversation with festival attendees. O’Sullivan stepped in to run the film festival after the unexpected death of the festival founder Dermot Breen in 1978, and ran it until Mick Hannigan and Theo Dorgan took up the cudgels in the early eighties. O’Sullivan originally worked as a journalist for the then-Cork Examiner and as a reporter for RTÉ news. He set up his own PR company – O’Sullivan Public Relations Ltd – in the early eighties which has since amalgamated with the successful public relations company AM O’Sullivan PR, run by his daughter Ann-Marie O’Sullivan.

At the 50th anniversary of the film festival the former festival president, Charlie Hennessy, acknowledged the contribution of O’Sullivan to the festival noting that he “kept this festival alive when it was in very low water”. (Michael Dwyer, ‘A half-century of movie memories’, irishtimes.com, 11.10.2005; Michael Moynihan, Crisis and Comeback: Cork in the Eighties, The Collins Press, 2018.)

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1980

Rights

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Please credit the Cork International Film Festival Archive and provide a link back to the site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
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Language

English, eng

Coverage

Cork, Ireland

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Original Format

Photo

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, “Robin O'Sullivan and colleagues,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed November 30, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/410.