James Flynn

Academy Member

James Flynn commenced his career in the Irish film industry with John Boorman’s Merlin Films International as Head of Development having previously worked for the Investment Bank of Ireland. From 1993 to 1997, James worked as Business Manager of the Irish Film Board. His responsibilities involved the analysis of feature films and television drama projects for development and production finance loans.

In July 1997, Flynn established Metropolitan Film Productions Limited. Flynn went on to establish Octagon Films in 2002 to develop and produce films for the international market. Octagon developed and produced ‘Inside I’m Dancing’ in conjunction with Working Title/Universal. His subsequent credits as producer include ‘P.S. I Love You’ and Neil Jordan's ‘Ondine’. He has also served as producer or executive producer on television drama such as ‘The Tudors’, ‘Raw’ and ‘The Bougias’.

Most recently Flynn has produced multiple IFTA winning TV series such as ‘Love/Hate’,‘Penny Dreadful’ and ‘Vikings’. Flynn also produced 2017 IFTA nominated film ‘Tomato Red’

Awards & Recognition

Vikings
  • IFTA Winner, Best Drama (2017)
  • Canadian Screen Award, Best International Drama (2015)
  • Canadian Screen Award, Best International Drama (2014)
The Borgias
  • Canadian Screen Award, Best International Drama (2014)
  • IFTA Winner, Screenplay(2013)
Calvary
  • Berlin International Film Festival, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury(2014)
  • Irish Film and Television Awards, Best Film(2014)
  • Transilvania International Film Festival, Best Film(2014)
  • Irish Film and Television Awards, Best Film(2014)
  • Love/Hate
    • Irish Film and Television Awards, Best Television Drama(2013)
    • Irish Film and Television Awards, Best Television Drama(2012)
    The Door
    • Oscar Nominated,Best Short Film, Live Action (2010)

Key Credits

  • Tomato Red (2017)
  • Vikings (TV Series) (2013-2017)
  • Penny Dreadful (TV Series) (2014-2016)
  • Calvary (2014)
  • Love/Hate (TV Series) (2010-2013)
  • The Borgias (TV Series) (2011-2013)
  • As If I Am Not There (2010)
  • The Tudors (TV Series) (2007 - 2010)
  • The Secret of Kells (2009)
  • The Door (Short) ( 2008)
  • Becoming Jane ( 2007)
  • Inside I'm Dancing (2004)
  • Ella Enchanted (2004)
  • Veronica Guerin (2003)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
  • Angela's Ashes (1999)