I studied in IADT, and I’m one of the founding members of the pioneering Irish animation collective, Delicious 9 (2001-2006). During five years working with this group I collaborated on over 50 different projects, ranging from video installations, design, live audio-visual performances, visual sets, curation, children’s workshops and 25 indie music videos. With multiple screenings and specials on RTE, Delicious 9 is considered the first DIY broadcast quality digital animation group in Ireland.
In 2005, I wrote and directed my first short film Stars starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Negga – which picked up Best Animated Film at the 2005 Galway Film Fleadh, and a further 10 awards on the festival circuit. I left the Delicious 9 collective in 2006, freelancing as a compositer and 3D artist in Dublin. From 2008 I directed several music videos and shorts and became an active visual artist, receiving funding from the Irish Arts Council to develop live video performance practice. I developed feature films as writer/director (Irish Film Board & Still Films & Fantastic Films), continue to create music videos and short live action pieces, workshops and visual performances.
After attending Werner Herzog’s Film School in 2010, I received a second Frameworks grant to collaborate with a fellow student to produce the short “We, The Masses” which went on to win the Spirit Award for animation at the Brooklyn Film Festival and Best Horror as the Dallas film festival. It also was officially selected for Fantastic Fest in Austin and Toronto.
I’m the co-founder and creative director of video software startup Rotor. I continue to try to be involved with the edge of technology in film, developing virtual reality experiences, and have been heavily involved in the nascent VR industry working mostly as a VR UX designer.
If you are seeking some further blatant self marketing, which you must be if you’ve made it all the way down here: I’ve won over 30 awards and honours for my work and Kanye West shared the music vid I made for Valerie Francis’s song Punches on his infamous blog back in 2009. So there.