Meet The Team
Moya developed the original concept for Riverdance and her work as an Executive Producer includes a number of charity Telethons and the televising of the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics held in Ireland in 2003. She was also a producer on Riverdance: The Animated Adventure premiering on Sky and Netflix.
Moya’s work with national and international arts organisations saw her given honorary degree recognition from Ulster University , University College Dublin and the National University of Ireland while her business acumen was recognised by the award of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Moya was also a former Chair of the RTÉ Public Service Media Board.
Executive Producer/Associate Director
More recently her work was seen on television in David Copperfield and on film in Veronica Guerin, directed by Joel Schumacher. Recent projects include The Prestige, shot in LA, and The Tudors, for which she has won three Emmys. She has also won two IFTAs for The Tudors.
Her most recent theatre work includes two Sam Shepard plays commissioned by the Abbey Theatre, Kicking a Dead Horse and Ages of the Moon directed by the actor/playwright, and Henrik Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman starring Alan Rickman and at the Abbey. Joan is currently involved in a new adaptation of The Dead.
He was next approached by The Chieftains management to provide sound for their British tour. This relationship formed the basis for the development of his interest in sound design.
He has provided sound design for diverse artistic requirements, including Bill Whelan’s The Seville Suite and The Spirit of Mayo, Eurovision ’93, ’94, ’95, The Shaughraun (The Abbey), The Wiremen, Aïda, Handel’s Messiah (250th anniversary at The Point), Sweeney Todd (The Gate), Mother Goose, Beauty and The Beast< Cinderella Aladdin, Robinson Crusoe and The Caribbean Pirates (The Gaiety) and The Lords of Love (Wexford Opera House).
For High Res
For the 25th Anniversary production, renowned Irish lighting and video design creatives, High Res, were commissioned to produce and deliver an innovative and integrated set, lighting, and motion graphics design. The High Res team brings a wealth of creative experience, enhancing the visual onstage story telling though the use of technology and expert design.
Lead Designer for High Res
Creative Director at High Res Lighting, Dublin. He was part of the team for the London Olympic Games, and Associate Lighting Designer for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Games; this team won an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Lighting Design for a Variety Special’. His work includes the GAA 125 Celebrations and Skyfest for the St. Patrick’s Festival. TV credits include Dancing With the Stars, The Voice of Ireland, Blind Date, Deal or No Deal, RTÉ’s show Centenary and the televised Croke Park leg of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland. Co-founder of WHATSIT and as a pioneer of projection mapping and architectural lighting in Ireland, he has lit some of Ireland’s most iconic buildings and spectacular festivals.