Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Vicky Moonan 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

Vicky Moonan is an editor, producer and data wrangler from Dublin. They have always had a great passion for all areas of filmmaking but really found their love in the above-mentioned. Vicky has become very well versed in Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and some other software. Over the years, Vicky has worked on a number of wonderful projects that have had some great festival runs. They really enjoy working with others to tell a great story, and to bring people together to enjoy it. Films are their favourite thing in the world.

The Button Baby and Sweet Wort

For my final year, my two projects were editing The Button Baby, directed by Amy O'Reilly and producing Sweet Wort, directed by Michael Reid.

Both of these projects were incredible learning experiences and I am very excited to continue working in these fields outside of a college setting.

Nora Ephron’s Contribution to the Neo-Traditional Romantic Comedy.

This dissertation investigates how director and screenwriter, Nora Ephron contemporised the romantic comedy, and her lasting legacy on the neo-traditional romantic comedy. Ephron’s use of language, and use of naturalistic obstacles standing in the couples’ way, further reinforces the themes present in neo-traditional romantic comedies, and also works motifs from original screwball and sex comedys into her films, so that they remain timeless in their design.

Romance films are one of the main sub-genres in drama, and Nora Ephron became the most prominent voice in that world throughout the active years in her life. I will explore all of the films that inspired her - leading up to her break-out years, her ‘romantic comedy trilogy’ of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, and I will discuss the works in which she has inspired in the decades since.