Director Shaun O’ Connor’s work has screened all over the world and won awards at various festivals including the DC Shorts Film Festival, the Corona Cork Film Festival, the Fastnet Short Film Festival, the Kerry Film Festival, the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival and the Irish Music Television Awards.
Most recently, Shaun’s new short film ‘Mary’, produced with funding from the Irish Film Board’s ‘Short Stories’ scheme, premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh. In 2017 Shaun’s short film ‘Disappear’ was picked up for international distribution by Berlin-based Aug&Ohr Media.
Shaun has directed for RTE’s Republic of Telly. In 2015 Shaun directed, shot and edited ‘Sketch’, a TV show for RTE which aired on St. Stephen’s Night 2015. In 2014, Shaun directed ‘(R)onanism’, a short series for RTE / IFB Storyland, produced by the Oscar-winning Fantastic Films, featuring performances from Mark O’ Halloran (Garage / Adam & Paul) and Jack Walsh (Killinaskully).
In 2013, Shaun’s short film ‘Uisce Beatha’ won the ‘Filmmaker’s Choice’ Award at DC Shorts, the biggest short film festival on the East Coast of the US. It also won the award for ‘Best In Cork’ at the Corona Cork Film Festival, and was selected to screen at the Jameson Dublin Film Festival 2014, the Helsinki Film Festival and Raindance London, the largest independent film festival in Europe. Three of his short films, ‘Rest My Bones’, ‘Nietzsche No. 5’ and ‘Uisce Beatha’ have been shown on RTE Shortscreen. In 2013, Shaun’s short film script for ‘Rest My Bones’ won an arts bursary award and was produced with the assistance of the Cork City Arts Division.
In addition to his short film work, Shaun also has extensive experience in directing and editing music videos, ranging from local bands to working with national stars like Julie Feeney and Declan Sinnott. He also directs and edits work for major corporate clients including Lidl and Concern.