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Ciaran Foy

Film Director
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DIRECTORS

Filmography
  • Shell-Game (in pre-production)
    TBD — Feature Film
  • Mikayla W.M.D. (in post-production)
    TBD — Short Film
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor
    2020 — TV Mini-Series 2 × — 45 mins
  • Eli
    2019 — Feature Film — 98 mins
  • The Wilding
    2016 — TV Film — 83 mins
  • Sinister 2
    2015 — Feature Film — 97 mins
  • Citadel
    2012 — Feature Film — 84 mins
  • Hotel Darklight (segment)
    2009 — Feature Film (segment) — 90 mins
  • The Faeries Of Blackheath Woods
    2006 — Short Film — 4 mins
  • Scum-Bot
    2005 — Short Film — 4 mins
  • The Puppet
    2002 — Short Film — 8 mins
  • Wired 03:36
    2001 — Short Film — 4 mins
  • 1902
    2000 — Short Film — 10 mins
Awards
  • 2012 — Winner
    SXSW USA — Midnighter Audience Award. Citadel
  • 2007 — 2nd Place
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best Irish Short. Scum-Bot
  • 2007 — Winner
    Melbourne Independent Film Festival — Best Horror. The Faeries of Blackheath Woods
  • 2007 — Winner
    Diversions Short Film Festival, Temple Bar, Dublin — Best Short. The Faeries of Blackheath Woods
  • 2007 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Short. The Faeries of Blackheath Woods
  • 2006 — Winner
    Brest Film Festival France — Grand Prix Cocotte Minute. The Faeries of Blackheath Woods
  • 2006 — Winner
    Cinenygma Luxembourg International Film Festival — Silver Méliès. The Faeries of Blackheath Woods
  • 2006 — Winner
    TCM London Film Festival — Highly Commended Certificate. The Faeries of Blackheath Woods
  • 2006 — Winner
    The Terror Film Festival, PA USA — Best Fantasy Short. The Faeries of Blackheath Woods
  • 2006 — Winner
    The Kerry Film Festival — Best Irish Short. The Faeries of Blackheath Woods
  • 2006 — Winner
    The Cork Film Festival — Best Irish Short. The Faeries of Blackheath Woods
  • 2012 — Nominee
    BAFTA Awards, Scotland — Best Feature Film. Citadel
  • 2015 — Nominee
    BloodGuts UK Horror Awards — Best Sequel/Prequel/Remake. Sinister 2
  • 2012 — Nominee
    Chicago International Film Festival — After Dark Competition. Citadel
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Fangoria Chainsaw Awards — Best Streaming Premiere Film. Eli
  • 2012 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best First Irish Feature. Citadel
  • 2013 — Nominee
    IFTA — Rising Star Award. Citadel
  • 2012 — Winner
    Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival — Best European Fantastic Feature Film. Citadel
  • 2012 — Winner
    Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival — Best Director. Citadel

Ciarán graduated from the National Film School in Dun Laoghaire with an honours degree in directing.

His IFB funded short-short, The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (2006), screened at over 40 festivals worldwide and won nine best short awards at international festivals such as; Melbourne, Cork, and Brest. It was also nominated for an IFTA and a Golden Meliés (European Fantasy Award).

Ciarán’s feature film debut Citadel, which premiered at SXSW in March 2012, garnered rave reviews from publications like Variety and blogs such as Aintitcool.com and walked away with the coveted Midnighters Audience Award.

He is represented by Michael McCoy at ITG London.