Mia Mullarkey is an award-winning film director and founder of Ishka Films. Her film 'Throwline', a short documentary about Irish taxi drivers trained in suicide prevention, won numerous awards world-wide including Best Short Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh 2017. Her short documentary 'Feats of Modest Valour', co-directed with Alice McDowell, looks at a new potential cure for Parkinson's Disease and won the prestigious Scientist Award at Imagine Science 2017 awarded by Nobel Laureate Professor Martin Chalfe. Mia's most recent short documentary, 'Mother & Baby', explores the memories of Mother & Baby Home survivors who were sold or fostered out by the Irish church and state if their mothers conceived them out of wedlock. 'Mother & Baby' was funded by the Irish Film Board and premiered at Cork Film Festival 2017 where it won Best Short Documentary.