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Maurice Linnane

Documentary + Music Video Director
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Filmography
  • Division: The Irish Soccer Split
    2019 — Documentary — 60 mins
  • Irish Pictorial Weekly
    2012-2016 — TV Series 14 × — 30 mins
  • Celtic Woman: Destiny
    2016 — Concert Film — 90 mins
  • Lords & Ladles
    2015 — TV Documentary Series
  • Hozier: To Be Alone
    2015 — Music Video — 5 mins
  • Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle
    2012 — Documentary — 59 mins
  • Westlife: The Farewell Tour Live at Croke Park
    2012 — Concert Film
  • A Kiss for Jed Wood
    2011 — Feature Film — 86 mins
  • Stand up: Best Friend
    2010 — Feature Film
  • Other Voices
    2010 — Feature Film
  • The Limits of Liberty
    2009 — Feature Film
  • A Family Affair
    2008 — Feature Film
  • Musée Des Beaux-arts Du Canada
    2008 — Feature Film
  • Tommy Tiernan - Bovinity
    2008 — Documentary
  • Christy Moore - Live in Dublin 2006
    2006 — Concert Film — 143 mins
  • Horslips: Return of the Dancehall Sweethearts
    2005 — TV Movie Documentary — 135 mins
  • DJ
    2003 — Feature Film
  • Foo Fighters: Everywhere But Home
    2003 — Concert Film — 151 mins
  • The Dunphy Show
    2003 — TV Series — 120 mins
  • U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (music video segments)
    2002 — Documentary — 176 mins
  • U2: The Hands That Built America (Version 2)
    2002 — Music Video — 4 mins
  • U2's Beautiful Day (creative director)
    2002 — Concert Film — 132 mins
  • The Cranberries: Time Is Ticking Out
    2002 — Music Video — 3 mins
  • The Cranberries: Beneath the Skin - Live in Paris
    2001 — Concert Film — 84 mins
  • The Cranberries: You and Me
    2000 — Music Video — 4 mins
  • U2: Mofo
    1997 — Music Video — 5 mins
  • U2: A Year in Pop
    1997 — TV Movie Documentary
  • The Kelly Family: Thunder
    1996 — Music Video — 4 mins
  • U2: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
    1995 — Music Video — 5 mins
  • U2: Achtung Baby, the Videos, the Cameos and a Whole Lot of Interference from ZOO-TV
    1992 — Documentary — 73 mins
Awards
  • 2015 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Factual Programme. Lords & Ladles
  • 2003 — Winner
    ESB Media Awards — . International Monitor Award

Maurice has been working in film and television since leaving college. After several years as an editor he made his debut as the director of an MTV Rockumentary on U2, at the beginning of the band’s Zoo TV world tour. As a result Maurice spent two years on the road, ending up as the Artistic Director of that media intensive escapade. Since then Maurice has worked with pretty much every Irish musician of note and internationally he has directed work for such as The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Garth Brooks, and Reba McEntire.

‘The Brooks project’ followed the singer around the world for over a year on his first foray outside of America. The resulting programme was aired in the US on NBC and he has since produced music specials for PBS—A Celtic Celebration, a documentary on U2 called A Year in Pop for ABC and he completed the set of US networks with the CBS broadcast of U2—Live from Slane.

Maurice has also forged a reputation in the world of museum installations. In 1996 Maurice’s design concept for Clevelands Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum beat off competition from no less than George Lucas’s world-famous Industrial Light and Magic to produce and install a celebratory film honouring the Museum’s inductees. He wrote and directed the entire audio-visual experience for Harley-Davidson’s Open Road Tour centenary celebration and recently finished working on a project celebrating the work of renowned architect, Moshe Safdie.

Other highlights include writing and directing an award winning documentary on the life and career of Irish sporting legend DJ Carey, producing and directing a platinum selling DVD for the Grammy winning Foo Fighters, and shooting the first ever performance of Brian Wilson’s opus Smile in Londons Festival Hall.

He has written and directed feature documentaries on Irish music legends Horslips (shown in competition at the Milan Documentary Festival) and Irish jazz legends the Buckleys. He has worked with the National Symphony Orchestra and the AXA International Piano Competition and over the years directed countless hours of television including five Series of Irelands premier music show, Other Voices . . . the list goes on.

In 2009 Maurice directed his first feature film, ‘A Kiss for Jed Wood’ (which Maurice also co-wrote with Barry Devlin) and a three part documentary Series on the history of the Irish State, ‘The Limits of Liberty’.

In early 2010 Maurice directed and edited ‘Stand Up: Best Friend’. Produced by Mark OHalloran and Cathleen Dore, ‘Stand Up: Best Friend’ started out life as a Series of viral internet pieces which proved so successful that they have since been re-edited into a complete programme which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh. Go figure.