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Orla Walsh

Film + TV Director
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Filmography
  • Stew
    2003 — TV Series
  • Waste Explosion
    2002 — Commercial
  • Life in the Fast Lane
    2001 — Short Film
  • Blessed Fruit
    1999 — Short Film
  • Make Me Smile
    1996 — TV Series
  • Pet Vet
    1995 — TV Series
  • Bent Out Of Shape
    1995 — Short Film
  • The Visit
    1992 — Short Film
Awards
  • 2005 — Winner
    Irish Television and Film Awards — Best Entertainment Television Show. Stew (Series 1)
  • 1999 — Second Place
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best Irish Short. Blessed Fruit
  • 1999 — Winner
    Galway film Centre / RTÉ — Script Award. Blessed Fruit
  • 1996 — Winner
    Hamburg Gay and Lesbian Festival — Best Film. Bent Out Shape
  • 1995 — Winner
    Cork Film Festival — Best Irish Short Film. Bent Out Shape
  • 1995 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Audience Award. Bent Out Shape
  • 1995 — Winner
    FilmBase / RTÉ — Script Award. Bent Out Shape
  • 1993 — Winner
    Film Oberhausen Festival Germany — Best Political. The Visit
  • 1993 — Winner
    Huy film Festival Belgium — Best Film. The Visit
  • 1993 — Winner
    Cork Film Festival — Special Merit. The Visit
  • 1992 — Winner
    FilmBase / RTÉ — Script Award. The Visit

Orla was born in Dublin in 1968. She studied English literature and then got smitten with the idea of working in film. She has written and directed a Series of four award winning short films, directed an IFTA winning comedy Series for RTÉ.

Orla writes screenplays but also collaborates with other writers. Interested in challenging material, political stuff as well as scripts about sexuality, done with humour if possible. Orla is co-located in Dublin and Donegal and has just learned to surf.

Orla is currently developing a feature film ‘Paradise’, a historical documentary and a Tv drama.