Treasure Entertainment is one of Ireland's leading independent production companies, with a proven record in producing commercially and critically successful films and television for Irish and international audiences. Notable film credits include John Butler feature films, Papi Chulo, Handsome Devil and The Stag, Paddy Breathnach's Oscar shortlisted Viva, and BAFTA nominated Good Vibrations.
Rob Walpole Producer
Robert Walpole is a graduate of Trinity College and IADT Dublin. After establishing Treasure he has gone on to produce some of the most commercially successful Irish films ever, including the crime comedies I Went Down and Man About Dog and the horror film Shrooms. Other titles include award winning Saltwater, The Mighty Celt and the documentary Southpaw. He has also produced the Tribeca award winner The Eclipse and writer Paul Fraser’s directorial debut My Brothers, BAFTA nominated Good Vibrations, Phil Harrisson’s The Good Man starring Aidan Gillen, and The Flag featuring Pat Shortt.
For television Robert has produced IFTA award winners Your Bad Self and The Running Mate, as well as directing the critically acclaimed sports documentary Green is the Colour, which is cited as the “finest sports series ever shown on RTÉ”.
Recent credits include Dare to be Wild, horror The Canal, Paddy Breathnach's Viva, which shot in Havana, Cuba and was shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Oscar, and John Butler's Handsome Devil starring Andrew Scott, Fionn O'Shea and Nick Galitzine. Most recently Robert produced Hugh O'Conor's debut feature film Metal Heart, which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh 2018, and John Butler's third feature film Papi Chulo, which stars Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño and will be premiering at TIFF 2018.
Rebecca O'Flanagan Producer
A graduate of UCD and King’s Inns, Rebecca worked in a freelance capacity for a number of years in the Irish film industry before she moved to the Irish Film Board to work as a Development Manager, selecting and managing the Board’s vast development slate including shorts, animation, television and film.
In 2004 she left the Board and established Rubicon Films. In that year she also produced the RTE/Film Base-funded short Right Now Ladies and Gents. In 2006, she produced at 4 x 1 hour TV series for TG4 called The Running Mate, which won the IFTA for Best Drama Serial. Also in 2008, Rebecca executive produced The Eclipse for Treasure Entertainment, a feature film written and directed by Conor McPherson which won the award for Best Actor at the Tribeca Film Festival for Ciaran Hinds and also won the IFTA for best film. In 2009, Rebecca produced the feature film My Brothers which also premiered in Tribeca. In the same year she produced Your Bad Self, a six part TV sketch show for RTE, winner of the IFTA for best entertainment programme. In 2011 Rebecca executive produced BAFTA nominated Good Vibrations. In 2012 Rebecca produced John Butler's The Stag, and in 2016 she produced John Butler's second feature Handsome Devil. Both films premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Her most recent credits include Paddy Breathnach’s Viva, which was shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Oscar, Hugh O'Conor's debut feature film Metal Heart, which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh 2018, and John Butler's latest feature Papi Chulo, which will premiere at TIFF 2018.
Rebecca lectures on the MA in Screenwriting course at the School of Film and Digital Media in NUI Galway, as well as guest lecturing at on a number of other film courses.
Claire McCaughley Producer
Claire is a graduate of The National Film School, IADT where she specialised in Drama Production.
Since joining Treasure Entertainment in 2007 she has worked across their feature and TV slate as a Production Executive and Producer.
Her producer credits include the RTE Storyland drama Leave to Remain (2017), the TV drama series Trial of the Century for TV3 (2016), Green is the Colour (2012) a four part documentary series on the history of Irish soccer, Your Bad Self (2009) an award winning six part comedy sketch series, and acclaimed short films Crossword (2010), Special Ed (2010) and An Cosc (2009). Most recently Claire produced director Hugh O’Conor’s debut feature film Metal Heart premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh 2018.
Sarah Gunn Development Executive
Sarah holds a BA in German and Russian from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Screenwriting from the National Film School, IADT.
She joined Treasure Entertainment in 2013, working on feature films The Stag, Dare to be Wild and The Canal. In 2015 she was appointed Development Executive for the company, overseeing their film and TV slate as well as co-producing feature films Viva (2015) and Handsome Devil (2016).
Before joining Treasure she worked for the Darklight Film Festival and with sister production company Still Films, working on shorts, animation, documentaries and feature films, including Tommy Palotta’s EMMY-winning The Last Hijack.
She regularly co-ordinates and organises workshops and symposia with the National Film School, IADT.
Rachel O’Flanagan Script Editor
Rachel O’Flanagan has worked in the Irish Film Industry for 17 years. She is experienced in developing and script editing feature films and television dramas.
Following an MA in Communication Studies she completed further professional training including North by Northwest, Arista and Bobette Buster and Bruce Block's Visual Storytelling.
Produced Irish projects include The Stag; Good Vibrations; My Brothers; Rasaí na Gaillimhe; The Running Mate; Showbands 1 & 2; The Clinic; On Home Ground; Home For Christmas.
Clients in Ireland include: Treasure Films, Parallel Films, Subotica Films, Great Western Films, Saffron Films, Wildfire Films, Newgrange Films, Rubicon Films, Comet Films; FAS Screen Training Ireland and RTE.
She has worked as a lecturer in Screenwriting at the Huston Film School; Dun Laoghaire Film School; FilmBase and DCU and delivered training for Screen Training Ireland.
Rachel has served as an IFTA jury member and was one of the Best in Film/Animation judges for the Satellite Broadband Digital Media Awards (2010).In 2012 Rachel was chosen to curate and chair "one of the liveliest sessions at the Mountains to Sea Festival" (The Irish Times) bringing together, for the first time, screenwriters Lisa Albert from Mad Men and Jeppe Gjervig Gram from Borgen to discuss their work at a sold out event.
In 2013 she chaired a second television drama event at Mountains to Sea with writers Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge); Ben Richards (The Tunnel) and Allan Cubitt (The Fall). The following year she chaired again at the event with writers Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty) and Michael HIrst (The Tudors).