Clare Keogh established Editing Services in 2010 to work with new and experienced writers/screenwriters to perfect and polish their manuscript/screenplay to submission-ready standard.
Clare has 14 years experience as an assistant director (AD) for numerous film and television productions. A graduate from the New York Film Academy in feature screenwriting. Clare is a script consultant for independent screenwriters and international film companies. Clients include Warner Bros and the British Film Council (script reader) Script readers are crucial to the film industry, often responsible for determining whether a script is even looked at by a producer or development executive.
Editing Services has produced numerous novellas and novels for kindle and paperback. We copy-edit manuscripts to submission-ready standard and guide our clients in the right direction for independent publishing.
Name: Clare Keogh
Lives in: Dublin, Ireland
Company: Editing Services
Occupation: Script Consultant
Unique traits: My unique trait is my ability to hide my bad traits.
Film (Drama, Music and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An (unnamed) Guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer-songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An (unnamed) Girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her mom and her daughter by night. Guy meets Girl, and they get to know each other as the Girl helps the Guy to put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the Guy and the Girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs. Written by Charles Delacroix
Boy Eats Girl
Film (Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The restorer and single mother Grace is working in an ancient church and she finds a hidden crypt with a voodoo book of resurrection. However, Father Cornelius asks her to go home and forget her findings. Her son Nathan is a sensitive and shy teenager bullied by Samson at school. He has a crush on his friend Jessica, but he does not declare to her. His best friends Diggs and Henry schedule a date of Jessica with Nathan. However her father grounds her in her bedroom and when Nathan calls Jessica, her father tells that she has dated a good looking guy in a car. Jessica flees through the window, but Nathan and Jessica fail to meet each other. Jessica takes a ride in Kenneth's car and Nathan believes that she is dating the schoolmate. He goes home, drinks whiskey and puts a rope around his neck. When Grace comes home, she opens Nathan's bedroom door and accidentally she hangs her son. Grace resurrects Nathan, but soon she finds that something did not work out when her son bites Samson and... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rory O'Shea Was Here
Film by Damien O'Donnell (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In Dublin, the crippled rebel Rory O'Shea moves to the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, affecting the lives of the residents. Rory is able to understand the unintelligible speech of Michael Connolly, who was left in the shelter by his prominent father many years ago due to his cerebral palsy, and they become close friends. Rory convinces Michael to move from Carrigmore to an apartment in Dublin, and they hire the gorgeous Siobhan to assist them. Living together with Rory, Michael faces a new world, finding friendship, love and freedom and learning to survive by his own. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Television (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The series revolves around three young men, Barry, Raymond and Michael, who share a house on Dublin's Batchelor's Walk.
The Magnificent Ambersons
TV Movie by Alfonso Arau (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As George struggles to sabotage his mother's new romance, he must deal with his own romantic feelings for Morgan's daughter and the consequences of his meddling as his once great family falls into ruin due to his machinations... Written by Jesse Baker
Television (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The move towards independence in Ireland, from the 1916 Easter Rising until the 1922 civil war is seen through the eyes of a naive idealistic young man
On the Nose
Film (Comedy and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Brendan is a janitor at a university who has a fondness for gambling, especially betting on horse races. However, he doesn't have much skill at it, and poorly considered bets have drained the bank account he'd set aside for his daughter's education. Brendan's wife has made Brendan promise to give up gambling, but when their daughter announces she's just been accepted to Trinity College in Ireland, Brendan has to come up with the tuition money, and fast. While doing his sweeping at work, Brendan makes a remarkable discovery - the preserved head of an aboriginal tribesman who, under proper conditions, can pick the winners in horse races. Written by Yocke
Film by Steve Barron (Comedy, Drama, Family and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Dublin deliveryman Hubert Flynn feels peaked. Home from the pub, he lies down; while his nagging wife Conchita looks on, he turns into a rat. She's chafed at how inconsiderate he is: hardly touching his food the next morning and leaving droppings on the good doilies. With curiosity seekers outside the flat and a writer at the door offering to help Conchita turn her story into a book, she calls a family meeting. Her seminary-bound son Pius wants to kill the rat; other family members are ambivalent. They opt to hurl Hubert over the fence of a maggot farm. Christmas approaches; an exorcism is in the cards, and the book becomes the Holy Grail. What of Hubert's conversion? Written by <email@example.com>
Ordinary Decent Criminal
Film by Thaddeus O'Sullivan (Comedy and Crime) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Michael Lynch is Dublin's most notorious criminal, his brazen robberies making him the bane of the Gardaí and a hero to his fellow working class city Northsiders. When not playing happy families with his two wives - sisters Christine and Lisa - and his children, Lynch is busy plotting elaborate heists, thinking as much about the showmanship of it all as he is the loot involved. On his case is Garda Noel Quigley, his determination to convict Lynch slowly turning into an obsession. Inevitably, a showdown looms. Written by Anonymous
Paths to Freedom
Television (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Jeremy and Rats are two very different ex-cons, recently released from Dublin's Mountjoy Prison and agree to be filmed as part of a documentary series following what life is like for former prisoners once they are released. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Last Mango in Dublin
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Film (Drama and Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Poet Stephen lies in a hospital bed. He is on medication and drifts in and out of consciousness regularly. When out, he dreams and when he is awake he is surrounded by death and hysteria that confuse him as to whether he can possibly be awake or asleep. Written by Bob the Moo
Television (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Television by Russell Lewis (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Harriet Smith (Pauline Collins), the new British ambassador to Ireland, desperately wants to make her mark in this historically difficult posting and try to put the tragic murder of her husband behind her. Harriet wants to be just and fair in her dealings with the Irish government and to try to make the relationship between the two governments less adversarial in nature. However, the situation is made considerably worse for her and her trusted assistant, John Stone (Denis Lawson), by her son Nate who refuses to accept the consequences of her new ambassadorial role and still blames her for his fathers death. Written by Mark Smith <email@example.com>
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Television (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Peter Clifford, a young Catholic priest from Manchester, is transferred to the village of Ballykissangel, Ireland, and is taken by the dry-humored publican Assumpta Fitzgerald who has almost the exact opposite of his good nature and dislikes the organized church. He has to deal with occasional battles against his hateful superior, Father MacAnally, and the day-to-day problems of the people: Brian Quigley, whose constant search for money often leads him to immorality, his daughter Niamh and her lover straight-arrow garda Ambrose Egan, uptight and inquisitive shopkeeper Kathleen Hendley, gruff vet Siobhan Mehigan, cheery mechanic Padraig O'Kelly, comical schoolteacher Brendan Kearney, and elderly farmer Eamon Byrne. Later arrivals to the town include former monk Father Aidan O'Connell, pariah Sean Dillon and his daughter Emma, Eamon's nephew Danny, female Garda Frankie Sullivan, Australian Father Vincent Sheahan, and horse-trainer Avril Burke. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
Film (Drama and Short) Miscellaneous Crew 1970's Dublin. Cowboy mad Evie, 11, has to decide whether she can forgive her father when he leaves home and is taken to hospital because of his drinking.
Saving Private Ryan
Film (Action, Drama and War) Miscellaneous Crew Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother... Written by J.Zelman
Film by Jim Sheridan (Drama, Romance and Sport) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer, fighting and opening a boxing club training aspiring boxers. Maggie has since married Danny's best friend, who is also imprisoned for his I.R.A. activities. Although he has not denounced the I.R.A. or denigrated his I.R.A. colleagues, Danny has decided to live a life free of political violence. His boxing club is nonsectarian, open to both Catholics and Protestants. This move irks some of his old I.R.A. colleagues since they feel working with the Protestants will not resolve their David versus Goliath struggle. Danny's old I.R.A. colleagues, especially their unofficial leader Harry, resort to traditional tactics of violence to stop Danny. Maggie's father, Joe, also an I.R.A. activist, ... Written by Artemis-9
Film (Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The comic story of Jack, Pat and Brian, three friends in search of the meaning of life, love and happiness. The film follows Jacks' efforts to win the affections of Eileen, the new hairdresser in town during Tubbers first annual "Queen of the Heather Festival". Written by Declan Recks
Film (Short) Miscellaneous Crew Neville is fed up having his car robbed constantly. So he decides to take revenge. After aiming not quite right, he has got the police on his heels.
Film (Biography, Drama, Thriller and War) Miscellaneous Crew Neil Jordan's depiction of the controversial life and death of Michael Collins, the "Lion of Ireland", who led the IRA against the UK and helped found the Irish Free State in 1922. Written by Dawn M. Barclift
Film (Biography, Drama, History and War) Miscellaneous Crew William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. Written by Anonymous
In the Name of the Father
Film (Biography, Drama and History) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. Bullied by the British police, he and four of his friends are coerced into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a British attorney, Gareth Peirce. Based on a true story. Written by Liza Esser <email@example.com>
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