Private Project

Made in Ireland

A heart warming documentary film project exploring the life of my Irish-American father as he continues his 65 year search for his birthmother and family in Dublin, Ireland. What he finds in the Irish countryside will change the course of his life and so many others. A beautiful ending to a very sad story.

  • Jim Anderson
    The Work and The Glory, Mobsters and Mormons
  • Jim Anderson
    The Work and The Glory, Mobsters and Mormons
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 9 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    26,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland, United States
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  • LDS Film Festival
    Orem, UT
    United States
    February 27, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jim Anderson

Mr. Anderson currently works as a Product Manager for a global learning company focused on creating video training content to democratize technology skills. In the past, he has worked as a Digital Advertising Producer managing documentary film crews all over the world to tell inspirational stories for a United States nonprofit. He played an executive producer role in several ad campaign launches in Times Square NYC and London. His work in interactive media is also shown in Visitors’ Centers in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and will soon be shown in Rome.

Prior to that, he worked in the private sector as a Director of Marketing for Mariner Marketing, a San Francisco Bay-area marketing consultancy, specializing in monetizing millions of dollars of traffic through online, direct response marketing, radio, email, paid search and DRTV campaigns.

His educational background is in media production and business, with graduate studies in Learning Technologies and Instructional Design. Mr. Anderson has been a long-time advocate of the arts and film in particular.

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Director Statement

I feel extremely humbled and excited to be able to tell this story and have so many people be able to follow along on our journey with us.

I truly appreciate all of our sponsors, and those who have been on this journey of a lifetime with us, and hope your life has been blessed in some way with this origin story of redemption and finding beauty and meaning in this mess that we call life. Special thanks to the entire Deacon family throughout the Emerald Isle for their warm Irish hospitality and for inviting us into their hearts and into their lives.

We now know what it is to find treasure at the end of a rainbow. 🌈

Jim Anderson, Director, Made in Ireland

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