About the Company

Media Factory is an Emmy award-winning production company that has made documentaries for PBS (US) and RTÉ (Ireland), educational programs for Canal Cl@se (Venezuela), C.E.O. Women and The Chabot Space and Science Center.  The company has produced video for clients like Wired Magazine, Wall Street Journal, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Irish Arts Center, Avenue 32, National Endowment for the Arts, Lego, Discover Channel, UNICEF, Independent Film Channel and the Gates Foundation. Media Factory is also the producer of Irish Film New York and Irish Film Los Angeles, creating both film festivals and filmmaker events and workshops for the Irish filmmaking community in the US.

Media Factory Productions

Documentary

40%

Drama

15%

Branded & Socially Conscious Content

20%

Film Festivals / Exhibitions

25%
Marissa Aroy

Marissa Aroy

Co-Founder / Producer / Director

Marissa Aroy has worked in all aspects of media production for over a decade. She received an Emmy for the documentary “Sikhs in America,” which she produced and directed and is currently producing and directing a PBS program on Filipino American history called “The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers to be broadcasted in PBS in May of this year. She also produced and directed “Little Manila,” for PBS and produced “Sounds of Hope” and “Uneasy Peace” for PBS’ Frontline World. Aroy worked as a video producer for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and was in Tacloban, Philippines for four months during the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. A Fulbright scholar, Aroy was named “One of the Most Influential Filipina Women in the US” by the Filipina Women’s Network in 2009 and one of the “Notable Entertainers of 2014” by the Center for Asian American Media. Aroy holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College and a master’s degree in journalism from University of California, Berkeley.

Niall McKay

Niall McKay

Co-Founder / Writer & Director / IFNY and IFLA Executive Director

Niall McKay is an Emmy award-winning independent producer and director. He is the Executive Director of the Irish Film New York and Irish Film Los Angeles and co-founder of San Francisco Irish
Film Festival. His personal documentary The Bass Player was nominated for a 2010 Irish Film and Television Award. Niall hosted Irish President Michael D. Higgins for a special screening and discussion about Irish Oscar winning short films at the Lincoln Center. As a producer, McKay has managed budgets from $30K-$500K, fostered international co-productions and overseen projects from original conception & development to production, editing and post-production. Niall has also worked as a cinematographer and as a screenwriter and video editor. As a journalist, McKay's articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Irish Times, Wired Magazine and The Economist. His radio work has aired on NPR, BBC World Service and RTÉ and he also reported on air for PBS' Frontline World on the Northern Ireland peace process. He writes about film for Film Ireland Magazine.

Aisling Bodkin

Aisling Bodkin

Associate Producer

Aisling is a first class honours graduate in Business and Arts Management. She has worked as a freelance producer on short films, web video, & corporate video. She also spent some time working as an account manager in a full service creative agency, actualizing projects from initial concept to a multitude of deliverables (TV, radio, press, print, mobile, social, experiential etc).

Formerly, Aisling classically trained as an actress at the London School of Dramatic Art and worked professionally in Ireland for 5 years, appearing in award-winning TV show LOVE / HATE, and Irish features, Death of a Superhero, Jack and Ralph Plan a Murder.

When she's not working, she is planning her next traveling adventure or contemplating if she should get a leash for her tabby cat, Miss Pepperpots.

Diarmuid Hayes

Diarmuid Hayes

Production Coordinator / Cameraperson / Editor

Born Dublin, Ireland 1990.
Figured out Windows Movie Maker and started making videos 2005.
Graduated Dublin City University 2011.
Chairperson of DCU Media Production Society 2011*
*Best Society in Ireland, BICS 2011.
Short film screened at a festival 2012.
We:Session class of 2013.
Move to New York, 2013.
Short film TV debut 2014.
Dyed hair blonde 2015.
Writes short films, documentaries & bits.