Award-winning producer / director Trevor Birney has a strong track record as a producer of quality documentaries and series for Irish, UK and international broadcasters. He is a co-producer on the Oscar shortlisted, Alex Gibney feature-documentary, ‘Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God’, for which he received an IFTA in February, 2013.
Trevor founded Fine Point Films to build on that success by focussing on further international collaborations. In 2006, Trevor founded Belfast-based production company Below The Radar where he produced a range of English and Irish language programming, from award-winning political biographies to landmark history series to live, weekly magazine shows. Prior to that, he was editor of current affairs at Ulster Television.
In a career spanning two decades, he has also won a Justice Media Award, two Royal Television Society awards, been nominated for three others and was named NI Broadcaster of the Year in 2002. Trevor began his career in Enniskillen on the “Impartial Reporter” newspaper and has also worked in radio.
Brendan is an experienced filmmaker, specialising in documentary and feature films. He was been making high end documentaries for both BBC Television, C4 and RTE in the UK and Ireland for over 20 years, including his Royal Television Society (RTS) winning documentary Breaking The Silence about families coping in the aftermath of suicide. His first feature film as a producer JUMP was selected for the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in 2012.
Brendan is currently directing 66 Days, a feature documentary about Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands for international release in 2016. At Hotdocs 2015, Brendan and colleague Trevor Birney won the BEST PITCH prize for upcoming feature documentary MERCURY 13, about America's first female space pioneers
Sabina joined Below The Radar in 2011 as Finance Officer and has been an integral part of the company advancement over the past number of years. In February 2014 she was invited to join the Main Board of Fine Point Films as Chief Financial Officer with responsibilities across the group, Fine Point Films, The Detail and Below The Radar. Her key focus is to manage finances and maintain accurate and transparent financial records for all documentaries, feature films and online media productions with oversight for financial planning and reporting, auditors relations and human resources.
Sabina graduated with 2.1 in BS (Hons) Business from the University of Ulster in 2012. As a qualified CIMA member and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Sabina holds the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting. She is also a member of Accounting Technicians Ireland (MIATI) and a member of Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).
Eimhear is a producer and director with Fine Point Films. She recently directed Wave Goodbye To Dinosaurs, a one-hour film exploring the untold story of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition in association with Abigail Disney's Fork Films and will air as part of PBS award-winning series Women, War & Peace.
She co-produced Mercury 13, a Netflix Originals Documentary released in April 2018 and also co-produced No Stone Unturned, directed by Oscar winning Alex Gibney, which premiered at the 2017 New York Film Festival and was released on Amazon. She was an associate producer on HBO’s Emmy-winning and Oscar-shortlisted documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.
Along with Trevor Birney, she jointly won Best Short Documentary at the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh for co-directing Inez: A Challenging Woman, a film exploring the life of civil rights and trade union activist Inez McCormack. In 2016, she was selected for the BFI Flare Filmmakers’ Mentorship delivered with BAFTA.
Andrew is an Assistant Producer who joined Fine Point Films in 2014 after completing a Masters in Journalism at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. Andrew has gained development and production experience on a number of local and network documentaries with recent credits including 'Above The Law' (RTE), 'Docklands: Executing Peace' (BBC) and 'Bobby Sands: 66 Days' (BBC Storyville). He is currently working on 'George Best: All By Himself'(BBC/ESPN), a feature length documentary for cinematic release on the life of footballing legend, George Best, which will premiere at the London Film Festival in October 2016.
Oisín is a self-shooting filmmaker. After studying Politics at the University of Cambridge, Oisín completed the Aim High production scheme run by BBC Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen and Creative Skillset. He has worked on Factual productions for BBC and RTE, shot and edited a short film with BAFTA-winning cinematographer Marcus Robinson, and writes and directs for theatre.
Oisín’s recent documentary AP credits include ‘ELIAN’, a feature documentary for CNN examining the Elián Gonzalez custody case of 1999/2000, '66 DAYS', a feature documentary about Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands for BBC Storyville, DR, SVT, and now on Netflix, 'Above The Law' (RTE) on paramilitary punishment attacks.
Oisín’s camera credits include Michael Fanning's award-winning ‘ROCKY ROS MUC’, Brendan Byrne's ‘ONE MILLION AMERICA DREAMS’ and '66 DAYS’ and Ross O’Donnell’s and Tim Golden's ‘ELIAN’. Oisín produced and directed the short documentaries ‘ALL FOR SHOW’ (BBC NI True North) on a female bodybuilder’s quest to be the best, ‘BBEYOND’ (BBC Arts Show) following performance artists processing trauma from the Northern Ireland conflict, and ‘BORDERLANDS’ (De Correspondent), a personal exploration of the potential effects of Brexit on the Irish border. Oisín is currently directing a film on the Colombian peace process.