Allingham 2016 are delighted to announce that two of Ireland's foremost documentary film-makers Jamie D'Alton and Garry Keane (both with Ballyshannon connections!) will present a screening of the highly successful documentary 'Toughest Place To Be', and will then take part in a Q&A at this year's festival.

'Toughest Place To Be' follows a Dublin street cleaner as he travels to the Philipines to work as a street sweeper in a crowded, impoverished suburb of Manila. The film's producer D'Alton and director Keane will be on hand to answer any questions about this challenging production, first broadcast on RTÉ in April. The film received such high ratings that RTÉ have commissioned two more episodes to be broadcast later this year. 

this determinedly observational film stays in the mind - long after the credits roll
— The Irish Times

This is an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with two people at the forefront of Irish documentary film-making. 

Jamie D'Alton

Jamie D'Alton

Jamie D'Alton is the joint managing director of the IFTA award winning Motive Television production company, and is one of Ireland's most experienced documentary producers, perhaps most recently well-known for the Conor McGregor documentary series 'The Notorious'.

Garry Keane

Garry Keane


Garry Keane won the Best Director IFTA for his documentary on Sligo-based poet Dermot Healy, 'The Writing in the Sky'. Garry hails from Ballyshannon and still lives in Donegal, but his work takes him around the world regularly, working as cinematographer, producer and director. 

Garry Keane on Vimeo:



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