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Kirsten Sheridan

Film Director
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Contact
Agent
  • David Flynn & Blair Kohan
  • +1 310 273 6700
  • United Talent Agency
    UTA Plaza 9336 Civic Center Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 USA
Filmography
  • Wewoke
    2020 — TV Series
  • Dollhouse
    2012 — Feature Film — 95 mins
  • August Rush
    2007 — Feature Film — 114 mins
  • Disco Pigs
    2001 — Feature Film — 93 mins
  • The Case of Majella McGinty
    1999 — Short Film — 23 mins
  • Patterns
    1999 — Short Film — 19 mins
  • Walking Into Mirrors
    1999 — Documentary Short — 32 mins
  • Gentleman Caller
    1996 — Short Film — 5 mins
  • The Bench
    1995 — Short Film — 11 mins
Awards
  • 2012 — Special Mention
    Berlin International Film Festival — Label Europa Cinemas . Dollhouse
  • 2012 — Nominee
    Odesa International Film Festival — International Competition. Dollhouse
  • 2012 — Nominee
    SXSW Film Festival — Audience Award. Dollhouse
  • 2003 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director of a Feature Film. Disco Pigs
  • 2002 — Nominee
    British Independent Film Awards — Douglas Hickox Award. Disco Pigs
  • 2002 — Winner
    Giffoni Film Festival — ANEC Gold Medal, Artistic Director's Award. Disco Pigs
  • 2002 — Nominee
    Molodist International Film Festival — Best Film Award. Disco Pigs
  • 2002 — Winner
    Ourense Independent Film Festival — Grand Prize. Disco Pigs
  • 2001 — Winner
    Castellinaria International Festival of Young Cinema — Three Castles. Disco Pigs
  • 2001 — Nominee
    Chicago International Film Festival — New Directors Competition. Disco Pigs
  • 2001 — Winner
    Santa Clarita International Film Festival — Best Foreign Short. The Case of Majella McGinty
  • 2000 — Honorable Mention
    Celtic Film and Television Festival — . Patterns
  • 2000 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Short Film. The Case of Majella McGinty
  • 2000 — Honorable Mention
    Nashville Film Festival — Best Short Film - College Student. Patterns
  • 2000 — Winner
    San Francisco International Film Festival — Silver Spire. The Case of Majella McGinty
  • 2000 — Winner
    WorldFest Houston — Gold Award. The Case of Majella McGinty
  • 1999 — Winner
    Algarve International Film Festival — International Jury Award, Best European Film, Adriano Morais Award. Patterns
  • 1999 — Nominee
    Algarve International Film Festival — Grand Prize of the City of Portimão. Patterns
  • 1999 — Winner
    Aspen Shortsfest — Jury Award. Patterns
  • 1999 — Winner
    Castellinaria International Festival of Young Cinema — Audience Award. Patterns
  • 1999 — Winner
    Chicago International Children's Film Festival — Montgomery Prize. Patterns
  • 1999 — Nominee
    Chicago International Children's Film Festival — Adult's Jury Award. Patterns
  • 1999 — Nominee
    Chicago International Film Festival — Best Short Film. Patterns
  • 1999 — Winner
    Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival — International Competition. Patterns
  • 1999 — Winner
    Cork International Film Festival — Best Irish Short Film. The Case of Majella McGinty
  • 1999 — Winner
    Dresden Film Festival — International Competition. Patterns
  • 1999 — Winner
    Foyle Film Festival — Best Short Film. The Case of Majella McGinty
  • 1999 — Special Mention
    Hannover Up and Coming Film Festival — International Competition. Patterns
  • 1999 — Winner
    Incurt — Best New Talent. Patterns
  • 1999 — Winner
    Odense International Film Festival — Grand Prix. Patterns
  • 1999 — Winner
    WorldFest Flagstaff — Gold Special Jury Award. Patterns
  • 1999 — Winner
    Århus Film Festival — Audience Award. Patterns
  • 1998 — Winner
    Cork International Film Festival — Best Irish Short Film. Patterns
  • 1998 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Tiernan McBride Award, Short Film Award. Patterns
  • 1998 — Winner
    Jesuit Film & Video Awards — Best Drama, Best Overall Entry. Patterns

Kirsten Sheridan was born in Dublin, Ireland. She studied Film Television Production at University College Dublin before completing a Diploma in Film Production at Dun Laoghaire College of Art Design, Ireland’s national film school, graduating with Distinction.

Kirsten has directed five short films starting with the FilmBase/RTÉ short script award,The Bench (1995). She co-produced, wrote directed Patterns (1998), and directed The Case of Majella McGinty, both of which won many international film festival awards including; Clermont-Ferrand, Cork, Galway, Dresden, Aspen, and Chicago. Kirsten is the recipient of the Film Institute of Ireland/Guinness Outstanding Young Irish Talent Award 1998. Her first feature length screenplay Honor Bright won the Miramax Best Irish Screenplay Award ’98.

In 2000, Kirsten directed her first feature film, Disco Pigs (Cillian Murphy – Temple Films/Renaissance Films/Entertainment UK). She was selected as one of the three finalists in Europe for the Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award with Disco Pigs, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2001 to critical acclaim, had its Ireland/UK release in 2001 and in the rest of the world in 2002. Disco Pigs won the Jury Prize at the Castellinaria Youth Film Festival, the Gold Medal at Giffoni Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Young European Cinema Film Festival and the Grand Prize Best Film at the Ourense Film Festival. Kirsten was nominated for Best New Director at the British Independent Film Awards and the Irish Film TV Academy Awards, and she won the United International Pictures Best Director 2002 award.

In 2003 she co-wrote the original screenplay for the critically acclaimed, autobiographical In America (2004) for which she received an Academy Award Nomination. She was also nominated for the Golden Globe, the Online Film Critics Society Award, the Writers Guild of America Award, and the Humanities Prize. In the Best Screenplay category it won the National Board of Review, The Christopher Award, and the Broadcast Critics Awards 2004.

In 2007, Kirsten completed her US feature film debut, August Rush (Warner Brothers), a contemporary musical fable which she shot on 10 major locations in New York City and stars, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, Freddie Highmore, Terence Howard, and Robin Williams.

Kirsten directed Dollhouse in 2011 which premiered at Berlin International Film Festival and won at Odessa, Lund, New York Irish Film Festival and L’Europe Autour.

Kirsten co-founded The Factory in Dublin in 2010 and currently lives in Los Angeles.