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Kieron J. Walsh

Film Director
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Filmography
  • The Racer
    2020 — Feature Film — 95 mins
  • Finding Joy
    2018 — TV Series 6 × — 24 mins
  • Anjelica Huston on James Joyce: A Shout in the Street
    2017 — TV Movie Documentary — 58 mins
  • My Life for Ireland
    2016 — Short Film — 14 mins
  • Rapt
    2015 — TV Mini-Series 3 × — 25 mins
  • The Savage Eye: An Irish Guide to Failure
    2014 — TV Movie — 50 mins
  • The Psychopath Next Door
    2013 — TV Movie — 45 mins
  • Vexed
    2012 — TV Series 3 × — 61 mins
  • Jump
    2012 — Feature Film — 81 mins
  • The Savage Eye
    2009-2011 — TV Series 11 × — 26 mins
  • Raw
    2008 — TV Series 6 × — 52 mins
  • Kitchen
    2006 — TV Movie — 240 mins
  • Man Of Fire
    2004 — Short Film — 3 mins
  • Watermelon
    2003 — TV Movie — 74 mins
  • Rough For Theatre 1
    2001 — Short Film — 17 mins
  • When Brendan Met Trudy
    2001 — Feature Film — 95 mins
  • The Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rock Star
    1998 — TV Series 6 × — 35 mins
  • Two Lives
    1997 — TV Series 1 × — 28 mins
  • The Perfect Blue
    1996 — TV Movie
  • Out of the Deep Pan
    1996 — TV Movie — 26 mins
  • Shooting to Stardom
    1993 — TV Short — 10 mins
  • Bossanova Blues
    1992 — Short Film — 30 mins
  • Goodbye Piccadilly
    1988 — Short Film — 15 mins
Awards
  • 2016 — Winner
    Celtic Media Festival — Torc Award for Excellence. The Savage Eye: An Irish Guide to Failure
  • 2016 — Nominee
    Vancouver Web Fest — Best Director, Best Overall Series. Rapt
  • 2015 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Director Soap and Comedy, Best Comedy. The Savage Eye: An Irish Guide to Failure
  • 2015 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Director Soap and Comedy. The Savage Eye
  • 2015 — Winner
    Raindance Film Festival — Critic's Choice Award. Rapt
  • 2015 — Nominee
    Raindance Film Festival — Best Director. Rapt
  • 2013 — Winner
    Palm Springs International Film Festival — Bridging the Borders Award. Jump
  • 2012 — Winner
    Celtic Film and Television Festival — Bronze Torc Award . The Savage Eye
  • 2012 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Director Television. The Savage Eye
  • 2010 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Entertainment. The Savage Eye
  • 2009 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Entertainment. The Savage Eye
  • 2009 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Director for Television. Raw
  • 2008 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Entertainment. Raw
  • 2003 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Single Drama/Best Director. Watermelon
  • 2003 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Director of a Feature Film. When Brendan Met Trudy
  • 2001 — Winner
    Rennes Film Festival — Audience Award. When Brendan Met Trudy
  • 2001 — Runner-Up
    Sydney Film Festival — Audience UIP Audience Award. When Brendan Met Trudy
  • 2001 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Film/Best Director. When Brendan Met Trudy
  • 1999 — Winner
    Rembrandt Awards — Best Single TV Drama. Hell For Leather
  • 1999 — Winner
    Royal Television Society, UK — Best Drama Serial. The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star
  • 1993 — Winner
    Chicago International Film Festival — Best Short Film. Shooting to Stardom
  • 1992 — Winner
    Cork International Film Festival — Grand Prix Irish. Shooting to Stardom
  • 1992 — Winner
    Oberhausen International Short Film Festival — Best Film. Bossanova Blues
  • 1991 — Winner
    Poitiers Film Festival — Premiere Prix de la Mise en Scene. Bossanova Blues

Kieron originally studied Fine Art sculpture in Dun Laoghaire school of Art and Design. He subsequently received a British Council scholarship to study film at the Royal College of Art in London. His graduation films Goodbye Piccadilly and Bossanova Blues won numerous international prizes and since then he has directed award-winning films for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Granada and RTÉ including the hit Series The Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rockstar and his first Feature When Brendan Met Trudy written by Roddy Doyle. He also directed a film for the acclaimed Beckett on Film Series.

In 2005 he set up BL!NDER, a commercials company and in early 2006 he founded BL!NDER FILMS to develop and produce drama and documentary for a domestic and international audience. Kieron recently devised and directed The Savage Eye Series One and Two, a comedy sketch show for RTÉ starring David McSavage and Pat McDonnell. His business partner Katie Holly and Kieron both produced Tom Hall’s Sensation which will be released in November 2011. He has also just finished directing the feature film Jump which is due for release for 2012.

He has also directed award-winning commercials for Guinness, Smithwicks, Lotto, Kelloggs and many others.