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(video above: "A'Nish" live on Sunday Soundtrack 2018)

Before joining Manx Radio full time in 2016, Christy worked alongside Dave Armstrong at DAM Productions. Together they founded, created and built the Isle of Man Film Festival, from what started as a platform for local film producers to become the Internationally recognised event it is today, with Patron Mark Kermode (BBC) and high profile guests such as the late Sir John Hurt, John Rhys-Davies and BAFTA nominated Amma Asante. While at DAM she also devised, founded and helped to run small indie music label Stereoscout Records; helped create the Running Media Management Group (supporting the early careers of the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Davy Knowles and Christine Collister and co-founded / ran the MannIN Shorts Scheme, training all ages in the art of film production from script to screen. 

 

A keen storyteller and documentary maker (editor, writer and camera op), she has worked on productions that have taken her around the world, including Davy Knowles' documentary "Island Bound" and the feature length “The Watchmaker’s Apprentice”, which has won international awards and is currently screening on Netflix to critical acclaim.

 

Christy has been involved in presenting - in various capacities - for many years, hosting the popular Manx Stars In Their Eyes event with Paul Moran for over ten years, introducing and hosting the Isle of Man Film Festival including on-stage interviews with actors, musicians and Directors and, most recently, hosting the Celtic Media Festival alongside BBC Northern Ireland presenter Rick Faragher. 

 

She has recorded voice overs for a variety of Duke Video international DVD titles, is 'That Person That Asks You To Hold The Line' when you call Manx Telecom services and has a successful history in radio, having previously worked for college radio in the US and having presented flagship programmes for both Energy and Three FM. 

 

Christy now regularly hosts and presents high profile events, including IslExpo and Manx Litfest, which have led to her working with Katie Melua, David Schneider and Mark Kermode; she is just as happy hosting smaller workshops, panel events and Q&A sessions, interviewing authors, musicians and local producers.

 

She is currently a full time Producer and Broadcaster at the national station ‘Manx Radio’, for popular day time magazine show ‘Late Lunch’ and for ‘Saturday Live Lounge’, a unique music programme on the Island with live sessions from the superb local music scene.

 

She has an album of original songs ('Girl Undone'), is regular backing vocalist for Christine Collister, Truman Falls and Davy Knowles amongst others and is lead singer in popular show band Lava.

Born and bred on the Isle of Man to a Manx mother and American father, she has spent time living and working abroad but is determinedly passionate about her Manx homeland and spends a great deal of her time promoting the place and people whenever the opportunity arises.

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