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Garry Keane

GARRY KEANE – DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER Garry studied Journalism and Photography at the London College of Communication and Film and TV at the Irish National Film School at IADT. After graduating in 1990, he worked as a DOP in New York and London, before finally settling in Ireland, where he has been a documentary filmmaker for the…

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Patrick McDermott

Patrick McDermott is a writer / director from Sheriff Street, Dublin, Ireland. He is the founder of Headc8se Films, established in 2020. Headc8se Films is an Independent, Irish owned production company, specialising in original, edgy content that breaks the status quo of storytelling and film-making convention. “I have directed short films, music videos, documentaries, adverts and…

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John Kelly

After graduating from Pulse College’s Professional Diploma in Film and Television Production in 2018, and working on a total of 25 projects that year including short films, music videos and commercial projects, I decided to establish Clap ‘n Load Studios, a film production company that places a high value on creating ambitious and engaging film…

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Jaro Waldeck

Jaro Waldeck is an award winning cinematographer, director and stills photographer. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters Degree in Cinematography from FAMU Prague. She’s a member of Czech Society of Cinematographers since 2012. Jaro has shadowed Phedon Papamichael, ASC (on “W.” directed by Oliver Stone),…

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Garret Daly

Garret Daly is an award winning director/producer. In 2001 he established the film and television company Mixed Bag Media. His extensive documentary and television career includes the award winning film ‘Who is Dervla Murphy?’ which focused on the unique Irish travel writer. Released in Irish cinemas in 2016 the filmhas also screened internationally at numerous…

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Hannah Quinn

Hannah Quinn is a film & tv director who recently won the IFTA Director Drama award 2022 for Vikings:Valhalla.  Hannah is currently on post production of family crime thriller North Sea Connection (RTE) and this summer she’ll direct season 3 of Vikings:Valhalla.  Previously directed 2nd Unit of Disenchanted (Disney), Vikings:Valhalla (S1) for Netflix/MGM,  Fate – The Winx…

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John Hayes

John Hayes is a Film, TV and Commercials Director based in Dublin, Ireland. His most recent project was directing 4 episodes of the BBC/Starz psychological crime drama Dublin Murders. He also directed the entire first season of ITV’s hit drama Bancroft as well as episodes of the popular Series Vera and Home Fires, mini-episodes of…

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Simon Gibney

Simon is an award-winning director known for his work across the drama, comedy and multi-camera productions in the US, UK & Ireland. With over twenty five years experience, Simon works on an ongoing basis for many international productions. Currently, Simon is creative producer on comedy animation projects in the US with Bento Box / Fox…

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Paula Kehoe

Paula Kehoe is an award-winning filmmaker and writer whose work is informed by an interest in social justice, the environment, language and culture.  ‘An Dubh in Gheal: Assimilation’ won the Radharc Award in 2014. ‘Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion’ is a critically acclaimed creative portrait of the revolutionary Irish poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi. Paula created…

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Lorcan Fox

Lorcan graduated from the National Film School in 2004 and has worked on a diverse amount of productions in a multitude of roles. He has worked between London and Ireland since 2009 making promos for the Electric Picnic festival, reality shows for MTV and many comedy shorts.

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Lorna Fitzsimons

Lorna Fitzsimons studied photography in IADT graduating with a first class honours, the IPPA student prize and critical acclaim for her degree show that went on to group and solo exhibitions. Lorna was a photographic assistant to a number of international renowned photographers before setting up her own commercial practice in the early naughties and…

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Tom Hopkins

Tom Hopkins is an award-winning director, working in film, TV, commercials, theatre, video and animation. Tom is the founding director of One Productions, which produces screen and interactive content across all channels. Tom is a narrative, documentary film and TV director producing media for international audiences. Tom’s output includes a 12-part lifestyle Series ’Teach Glas’…

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Mia Mullarkey

Mia Mullarkey is an Irish film director based between Dublin and Galway. She directed several successful short films, receiving over 60 awards and nominations at international festivals such as Aesthetica, Palm Springs, Flickers’ Rhode Island, and São Paulo. Mia directed a number of TV programmes, and her work has been shown on RTE, TG4, Virgin…

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Laura Robinson

An experienced Director and Creative Producer of animated 2D and CG content. I have worked on productions for broadcasters such as RTE jr, Netflix, CBeebies, CBBC, BBC, Universal Kids, and HBO Europe, as well as YouTube.

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Ken Wardrop

Ken studied filmmaking at the National Film School, IADT. His short films have screened at many of the worlds most prestigious festivals including Sundance and Cannes. He has presented retrospective programmes at the Cork International Film Festival, and at festivals in the UK, Croatia, The Netherlands and in Scandinavia. In 2008, his work received the…

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Ian Power

Ian Power is an award winning writer / director of features, short films, and commercials from Dublin, Ireland. Graduating with a first from the Masters in Film at DIT, Ian began directing short films with Buskers, which won Best Short Film awards at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Cork Film Festival, and the Foyle Film Festival.…

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Hugh O’Conor

A prolific, award-winning actor since childhood, Hugh has gone on to write and direct a striking Series of projects in a variety of mediums—live action, animation, opera—as well as experiencing great success as a still photographer. Hugh appeared in his first feature opposite Liam Neeson in ‘Lamb’ in 1985. He went on to play the…

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Finn van Gelderen

Finn van Gelderen is a Documentary Director, Director of Photography and Photographer.  He is based in Dublin.  He has worked on drama, documentaries , commercials, music videos and nature television over the last 30 years. He also teaches recovery in mental health and advocates nationally for both cinematography and mental health. He was the Programme…

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Dylan Dreher

Hello my name is Dylan Dreher, I am a 26 year old independent stop motion animation director and producer from county Kerry. I have made festival selected work including ‘Subconscious Voyage’, ‘Fate’s Game’ and ‘Blossom’ to name a few. Festivals that my films have been selected in include Kerry International Film festival, 12th Underground Cinema,…

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Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas works as a Director, Producer (Film & Radio), Presenter, Journalist, Screenplay Writer. Often working for Ireland’s biggest media companies. Often working for Ireland’s biggest media companies—RTE Radio & TV, Newstalk 106-108FM Radio, The Irish Times, Sunday Times, Irish Independent, RTE Guide, Circa Magazine, Irish Stage and Screen magazine and many more. He developed…

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Claire Frances Byrne

Claire Frances Byrne is an award winning and IFTA nominated director of short films and commercials. She currently has a strong slate of feature film projects in funded development. Claire Byrne is a Writer, Director and Editor based in Dublin, Ireland. She graduated in 2013 with a masters degree from Screen Academy Scotland in Directing…

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Alan Bradley

Alan Bradley is an Irish director working primarily in documentary as well as commercials and television drama. Alan is the youngest director to hold a prime time RTÉ One documentary slot. In 2020, Alan directed and produced hit RTÉ One documentary ‘Seán’, exploring the life of the legendary GAA manager Seán Boylan. The film received…

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A.W. Stevenson

I wrote and directed my debut short film ‘Not with a Bang But a Whimper’ in 2014, while studying for a Masters. The film played at the Fastnet Film Festival and the experience caused me to change my career path towards professional filmmaking. My second independent short film ‘Man to Man’ premiered at the Galway…

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Nick Kelly

Nick Kelly’s first short Delphine (2003) was hailed as “one of the best Irish movies of the past decade” (Evening Herald). His second, Why The Irish Dance That Way (2006) was selected by New York’s Museum of Modern Art for Shortfest: Outstanding Shorts from The International Festivals. In 2009, his script Shoe won First Prize…

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