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Dathaí Keane

Film Director
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Filmography
  • Finky
    2019 — Feature Film — 95 mins
  • An Klondike
    2015-2017 — TV Series 8 × — 60 mins
  • Guth
    2013 — Documentary Series 6 × — 40 mins
  • 1916: Seachtar Dearmadta
    2013 — Documentary Series 7 × — 60 mins
  • 1916: Seachtar na Cásca
    2010 — Documentary Series 7 × — 60 mins
  • Bóthar go dtí an Whitehouse
    2009 — Documentary Series 6 × — 25 mins
  • Mobs Cheanada
    2011 — Documentary Series 6 × — 25 mins
  • Mobs Mheiriceá (distributed internationally as "The Irish Mob" (2017))
    2007-2008 — Documentary Series 12 × — 25 mins
Awards
  • 2017 — Winner
    SDGI — Foras Na Gaeilge Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Irish Language.
  • 2017 — Winner
    IFTA — Director Drama. An Klondike: Season 2
  • 2017 — Nominee
    IFTA — 10 Categories, Including Best Drama. An Klondike: Season 2
  • 2016 — Winner
    IFTA — Best Drama & Irish Language Award. An Klondike: Season 1
  • 2016 — Nominee
    IFTA — 10 Categories, Including Director Drama. An Klondike: Season 1
  • 2014 — Winner
    IFTA — Irish Language Award . 1916: Seachtar Dearmadta
  • 2012 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Documentary Series & Irish Language Award. Mobs Cheanada
  • 2011 — Winner
    IFTA — Irish Language Award. 1916: Seachtar na Cásca
  • 2011 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Documentary Series. 1916: Seachtar na Cásca
  • 2011 — Winner
    Celtic Media Festival Awards — Best Factual Series. 1916: Seachtar na Cásca
  • 2010 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Documentary Series. Bóthar go dtí an Whitehouse
  • 2009 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Documentary Series. Mobs Mheiriceá: Season 2
  • 2010 — Winner
    Celtic Media Festival Awards — Best Factual Series. Mobs Mheiriceá: Season 2
  • 2008 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Documentary Series. Mobs Mheiriceá: Season 1

Dathaí Keane is a TV and film writer/director. He began his career as an editor before moving into directing and he has written and directed a number of award-winning documentaries.

He recently completed work on An Klondike, a bilingual Western Series that he created and directed. An Klondike ran for two seasons on TG4 and has been distributed internationally under the title Dominion Creek. It has been acquired by various international broadcasters including Netflix and AcornTV. An Klondike was also released in a theatrical version and was selected as the Closing Film of the Galway Film Fleadh in 2015. Dathaí was awarded the IFTA for Best Director Drama at the 2017 Irish and Film Television Awards for his work on the second season of An Klondike. He was also awarded the SDGI ‘Foras na Gaeilge’ Award in 2017 for Outstanding Contribution in Irish language to Film and TV.