Jessie Fisk and Jane Doolan

Need to know: Jessie Fisk of Feline Films and Jane Doolan of Mammoth Films joined forces recently to form Wildcat Pictures with an ambition to collaborate with filmmakers on original and cutting-edge storytelling for the global market. Both Fisk and Doolan are highly established in their field. Fisk, a Producers on the Move participant at Cannes this year, produced Pat Collins’ acclaimed Song Of Granite, Ireland’s submission for best foreign-language film at the 2018 Oscars. Her recent productions include Nathalie Biancheri’s Wolf. Doolan has more than 30 years’ experience in international film production and previously founded Ireland’s first independent distribution company, Clarence Pictures. Recent productions include Stephen Burke’s Maze and Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s Citizen Lane. Having worked together on Wolf, they established Wildcat Pictures to develop TV and film projects and to service inward production.

Key personnel: Jessie Fisk and Jane Doolan, co-founders.

Incoming: Wildcat has two projects scheduled for production in late 2022: Mark Noonan’s sophomore feature This Is The Country, a romantic thriller and Ireland-Netherlands co-production, and Enrico Pau’s next feature Year Of Mud (L’Anno Del Fango), an Ireland-Italy co-production. In development with the support of Screen Ireland are Biancheri’s So, Perfect and comedy-heist Chasing Millions, directed by Stephen Burke.

Jane Doolan says: “Jessie and I joined forces to set up Wildcat Pictures as an umbrella company for Feline and Mammoth, strengthening our collaboration in supporting filmmakers and producing thought-provoking content for a global audience that will challenge the boundaries of cinema and television.”

Contact: ivan@wildcatpictures.net