At the Festival Of Cinema NYC 2021

We’re over the moon for John Harrigan, who has won the ‘Best Director’ award for Lightships at the Festival Of Cinema NYC in New York.

Please read the heart-felt message John shared after his winner announcement:

When you work so long and hard on a project such as Lightships, you often forget to stop to take in the experience. Well not this time. I’m deeply grateful to be awarded ‘Best Director’ at the 2021 New York Festival of Cinema. My deep gratitude to Jayson Simba and the entire team of festival staff and supporters. This is a pinch yourself moment. Thank you to Lois Temel for accepting the award on my behalf and for being a great friend.

Thank you to all of the incredible artists and collaborators who worked so hard to make Lightships a reality. Without you, none of this would have been possible. It’s been a great honour to dream, imagine and create with you.

A special thank you to the immeasurable Maryann Rada for your continued faith. It’s been an honour to explore your work.

To my FoolishPeople and to GHRL Ltd and to the amazing and fearless Bill Houston for being a foundation of strength. To Kathleen for being in the trenches with me throughout.

Most of all thank you to my wife Lucy Harrigan for having my back and for supporting our work and our family across all stages of our journey together. And to the divine and sacred, that which I placate myself before, so that I might be able to catch a glimpse of the truth and wonder that holds me aloft.

John Harrigan