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Niall McKay is a New York-based writer and film maker. He is the co-founder of the Media Factory, a television production company that specialized in producing short-form content for the digital market place.
Writer/Director Niall McKay’s critically acclaimed feature documentary “The Bass Player: A Song for Dad” was aired on RTE (Irish Television) in August and will play in the Mill Valley Film Festival in October. It was the critics choice in the Irish Times, The Irish Independent, the Sunday Business Post, and the Sun. It was described as “Masterfully Told” in The Irish Times” an “Outstanding film” in the Sunday World, “Heartwarming” in The Sun and an “absorbing, charming and deeply moving documentary” in the The Irish Sunday Independent. McKay won an EMMY for his documentary “Sikhs in America” about the challenges of being Sikh in the US, which aired on PBS stations across America as part of Asian Pacific Heritage Month in 2008. His work includes documentaries for PBS and dramas for cable television. He co-produced Irvine Welsh’s directorial debut, “Nuts.” Niall is the founder and director of the San Francisco Irish Film Festival and the co-founder of the Los Angles Irish Film Festival.A former print journalist, Niall’s work has appeared in The Economist, The New York Times and Wired Magazine.