Andrew Gallimore was educated at the University of Wales College of Cardiff and the University of Oxford where he was part of the Reuter Foundation Fellowship Programme for International Journalism. A former print journalist, he became a television reporter working on several news and current affairs programmes in the United Kingdom. In 1996 Andrew set up an independent production house that produces documentary films for the international market. The company’s programmes have been distributed to over forty countries.
Andrew has directed The Devil’s Gardens – a series on the history of landmines; The War Detectives – a history of war crimes trials, and Journeys Into Genocide – a series on the history of genocide. He recently directed a second series on war crimes investigations for the Discovery network in the United States. He is also the author of several books: The Devil’s Gardens, a history of landmines, to accompany the landmines series, Occupation Prizefighter: The Freddie Welsh Story and A Bloody Canvas. A feature-length documentary based on A Bloody Canvas has been screened at film festivals in the United States and Europe, and a film to accompany Babyface Goes to Hollywood has also been completed.
TOM GALVIN went to Poland in 1994 to live and teach in a Polish state school for five years. He later worked as a journalist for The Warsaw Voice and Radio Polonia in Warsaw. He now works for the Evening Herald, on the Polski Herald supplement and as books editor. He has written two books for the tourist market The Little Book of Dublin and That’s Cork. He lives in Wicklow with his Polish wife, Asia.
He was awarded the 2004 Caldecott Medal for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, called 'a tour de force' by the San Francisco Chronicle, a 'milestone' by the Boston Globe, and a 'breathtaking homage to extraordinary buildings and a remarkable man' by Kirkus Reviews.
Mordicai Gerstein lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
John Gibney has a PhD in History from Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of Ireland and the Popish Plot (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and of a number of articles on various aspects of Irish history for BBC Northern Ireland, Éire-Ireland, Field Day Review, Irish Historical Studies. He is a regular contributor to History Ireland magazine. His radio documentary on Dublin street gangs in the 1930s, The Animal Gangs, recently aired on RTE 1’s ‘Documentary on One’ series.
Gilly is a writer, director, designer and animator. He graduated from IADT in 2000 and started working as freelance graphic designer. He worked as lead designer and animator on the award-winning short The Carpenter and His Clumsy Wife which won a special mention at the Venice Film Festival and won the best short comedy at the LA Film Festival. In 2005 Gilly was awarded a Flash Film board grant for his short The Marvellous Red Jumper.
From 2009 to 2011 Gilly worked in post-production as head 2D animator where he animated, directed and designed television commercials. At this time Gilly also worked on his own short film The Blackbird Tree which screened across Europe and the US. Gilly is the creative director of Wiggleywoo and devises and writes all Wiggleywoo's original content, including writing and composing all the music in its productions. The Day Henry Met TV series was created by Wiggleywoo in 2015 and is broadcasted in 178 countries including RTEjr and Nick International.
Tom Gilmore is a journalist, author and broadcaster with The Tuam Herald and Galway Bay FM. He was recently honoured for his outstanding contribution to country music presented by Big Tom himself. Tom Gilmore has been writing about country music for over 30 years. Big Tom said of Tom Gilmore:
"Tom and myself go back a long long way. He is one of the nicest people in the business and it is great to see that he is being honoured here tonight. He has always been a gentleman since the first time I got to know him. I think this has come as a big surprise to him."
Trevis L. Gleason is been an award-winning writer, culinarian, consultant and instructor. His memoir, Chef Interrupted, won the Prestige Award of the International Jury at the Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards, and Dingle Dinners represented Ireland in the 2018 World Cookbook Awards. Gleason is an ambassador of the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards, a senior judge and panel chair of the Irish Quality Food Awards, judge of the Irish Hotel Awards and senior judge for the Yes Chef Magazine Awards.
An American by birth, Gleason lives in the west of County Kerry with his wife, Caryn, and their two Wheaten Terriers, Sadie and Maggie.