Paul Mercier

Film Director
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  • We Ourselves
    2018 — Feature Film — 96 mins
  • Pursuit
    2015 — Feature Film — 89 mins
  • Síol
    2010 — TV Series 1 ×
  • Aifric
    2006-2007 — TV Series 19 ×
  • Studs
    2006 — Feature Film — 90 mins
  • Tubberware
    2001 — Short Film — 18 mins
  • Lipservice
    1999 — Short Film — 18 mins
  • Before I Sleep
    1997 — Short Film — 29 mins
  • 2008 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director for Television. Aifric
  • 2006 — Winner
    Celtic Film and Television Festival — Bronze Torc Award. Aifric
  • 1999 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Short Film. Lipservice
  • 1998 — Winner
    Cork International Film Festival — Audience Award, Special Commendation. Lipservice
  • 1998 — Honorable Mention
    Oberhausen International Short Film Festival — Prize of the Catholic Filmwork Germany. Before I Sleep
  • 1997 — Special Mention
    Cork International Film Festival — Best First Short by an Irish Director. Before I Sleep

Paul Mercier was a founding member and artistic director of the Passion Machine theatre company. His plays have received numerous awards such as the Harvey’s Irish Theatre Award for Best New Irish Work, the Sunday Independent Arts Award, the Sunday Tribune Arts Award, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and an Edinburgh Fringe First Award. His 1998 Dublin Trilogy received the Evening Herald/ Dublin Theatre Festival Award for Best Irish Production and the Irish Times/ ESB Irish Theatre Award for Best Production.

He has written and directed two award-winning short films for Brother Films, ‘Before I Sleep’ and ‘Lipservice’. A former Irish teacher at Greendale Community School in Kilbarrack, he directed the hit Irish-language teenage series ‘Aifric’ for TG4. ‘Sétanta’, a co-production by the Abbey Theatre and Fibín Theatre Company and directed by the author, won the BBC Irish language award at the 2012 Stewart Parker Trust Awards.

(Irish Theatre Institute)