Gavin was a pleasure to work with. His masterclass as part of the Camberley International Festival was a huge success. It was well attended and we received many very complimentary comments from the attendees afterwards. Thanks Gavin!
It was such a pleasure working with Gavin on The Real Mario Grey. I found him to be an extremely dedicated, professional and resourceful individual with a unique cinematic voice. He effortlessly bonded with the cast and crew, and his organizational skills and creative flexibility enabled us to bring the film in on budget and time. He's a prodigious talent with enviable quiver of skills and with the right project and team around him there is no limit to the scope of achievement within his grasp. If you are an investor or a production company looking for creativity and vision, I thoroughly recommend you look closely at Gavin and what he has on offer.
Gavin is a hugely talented comedy writer - and the most exciting new writer to cross my desk in three years of championing talent from the island of Ireland.
In July 2017 I had the pleasure and surprise of seeing Gavin Irvine's film SEBASTIAN (again) in a double bill with my husband's TOMMY at the Kingston University London's gala screening, for an audience of international scholars and filmmakers attending the Ken Russell Conference: Perspectives, Reception and Legacy. Sebastian the parrot (in his medieval setting in a nun's cell) looks more at home in THE DEVILS than in TOMMY. He opens his beak and spontaneously channels sacred hymns and texts. Tommy, in Russell's film, opens his mouth and sings songs of wonder after a lifetime of muteness. The real miracle is that Ken Russell himself personally marked out young filmmaker Gavin Irvine for success 12 years before, when he presented him with IFSW's Finest Film Award for Screenwriting, having mentored Gavin through the prestigious International Film School, Wales. The double screening in Kingston was a reunion of sorts for the late Ken Russell and Irvine. Ken would have been elated to see the film he chose for the award have an immortal life in waking up an ever-wider audience to the mischief and joy of accomplished and original filmmaking. SEBASTIAN's daring and humorously visualized themes of magic, pedagogy, loneliness and the Pope were dear to Ken; as written, directed and edited by talented and personable filmmaker Gavin Irvine.
I've had the pleasure of working with Gavin on numerous occasions. He's full of ideas, enthusiasm and positive energy. He brings a huge amount of creativity to every project and has that special knack of enabling the people around him to deliver their very best. He has a natural flair for narrative, both drama and comedy, and I would strongly recommend Gavin for any directorial work.
I've known Gavin for fifteen years since he was a student of mine on the film course at University of Wales Newport. During all this time he has been dedicated to creating imaginative and engaging fiction films and has managed to build a career for himself in a crowded field. He's a reliable team player and leader and a solver of problems. He brings a great deal of creativity to any project and I highly recommend him.
I am amazed at the ease with which Gavin successfully and creatively executed the job of writing the screenplay for my film Muse. He's a highly imaginative, intelligent and professionally mature screenwriter, and a great asset to any film or television project.
After reading several samples of Gavin's work I immediately hired him to write my screenplay. His work is of the highest caliber and his dedication to meet my demands on schedule was admirable. I found him an affable and trustworthy individual and I can wholly recommend his skills as a screenwriter.