2010 - Director - Ipso Facto Films. UK & Ireland
A coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene.
Starring Martin Compston, Felicity Jones, Alfie Allen, Nichola Burley, Pat Shortt, Huey Morgan.
Best Feature: Gijon Int. Film Festival.
2nd Best Film (Audience Award Edinburgh Int Film Festival)
2003 - Writer / Director - Zanzibar Films, Ireland
A crime comedy about two disillusioned youths, struggling through a haze of cannabis, who hope to solve all their problems by smuggling a consignement of drugs for a local gangster.
Starring Wuzza Conlon, Gavin Kelty, Steven Berkoff, Laura Pyper, Huey Morgan, BP Fallon.
Winner Miramax Scriptwriting Award 1999
Winner Best Feature - NY Film Fleadh 2004
Winner Best Soundtrack - Foyle Film Festival 2003
2nd Best First Feature - Galway Film Fleadh 2003
Winner Best Feature -East Lansing Film Festival 2005
Winner Best Feature - Braunschweig Film Festival 2003
IFTA Nomination - Best Film 2005
GOOD CAKE BAD CAKE - The Story of LIR
2013 - Co-Editor / Producer / Director - Zanzibar Films
Once feted by the music industry as 'the next U2', Lir's downfall is only matched in grandeur by the scale of their ambition. Unlike the thousands of 'success stories' told in music documentaries, this is the other side of the coin, the story that will inevitably befall most bands.
2004 - Co-Director - Blueprint Productions for RTE
Imagining Ulysses is a compelling documentary about James Joyce's epic novel. The film is true to its source material in incorporating an 18-part structure, with each segment presented in a distinctive style. Narrated by Brenda Flicker, with Patrick Bergin as the voice of Joyce, the film also includes interviews with Neil Jordan, Roddy Doyle, Martin Amis, Irvine Welsh, Camille Paglia, Edna O'Brien, and Frank McCourt.
Winner Gold Hugo - Chicago Film Festival 2004
Nomination Best Documentary CFTV Festival
Nomination Best Documentary - IFTA Awards 2004
Short listed for the Prix Italia 2004
AIDAN WALSH - Master of the Universe
2000 - Co-Editor / Producer / Director - Zanzibar Films
A documentary that delves into the world of one of Ireland's most eccentric and mesmerizing characters, self-invented pop star Aidan Walsh, whose life began with a harrowing childhood and led to a career as an entrepreneur and cult icon.
Winner Best Feature Documentary - Celtic Film & TV Festival 2001
Film of the Year - Enter Magazine
2nd Best Feature Documentary - Galway Film Fleadh 2001
HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION
2013 - Co-Producer/Director - Underground Films - 13 mins.
A spirited 7-year-old, growing up in Dublin in the 1970's, Hannah can't wait to make her Holy Communion. The only problem is - she's the wrong religion.Starring Lucy Sky Dunne, Elaine Cassidy, Jim Sheridan, Susie Power, Marion O'Dwyer.
Winner Best Short Drama Memphis Jewish Film Festival 2015
3rd place at the Athens Jewish Film Festival 2015
Finalist - Robinson's International Short Film Competition 2014
Winner Best Short Film - Washington Jewish Film Festival 2014
Winner Best Film Audience Award - Chicago Irish Film Festival 2014
Winner Best Short Audience Award - Cine Gael Montreal Film Festival 2014
Winner Best Short Audience Award - Door County Short Film Festival 2014
Winner Best Short - Waterford Film Festival 2013
2012 - Writer / Producer / Director - Let's Not Lose It Productions - 15 mins
A German girl and an Irish boy are thrown together by circumstance. Despite a language barrier they spend an adventurous day of unspoken connection together and learn more about eachother than they thought possible.
Starring Fionn Walton and Aylin Tezel.
Best Film - 27th European Short Film Festival Brest
Best International Short Film - Audience Award Cork Film Festival
Best Short - Audience Award - Green Bay Film Festival
Best Short - Audience Award - Cine Gael Montreal
3rd Best Short - Audience Award Chicago Irish Film Festival
2nd Bes Short Film - Foyle Film Festival
Best Short Film - IFTA Nomination
LIMELIGHT x 4
2007 - Director - Blueprint Productions for RTÉ
4 x 2 min shorts commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
CLEAN THE HOUSE by Frank McGuinness starring Bronagh Gallagher WATCH FILM
HEAVEN by Hugh Leonard starring David Kelly WATCH FILM
FORGOTTEN by Pat McCabe starring Niall Toibin WATCH FILM
MAID OF FARCE by Tom Murphy starring Eileen Walsh WATCH FILM
1999 - Co-Writer / Director - Zanzibar Films - 12 mins.
Patrick Devit returns home to watch the National Lottery Draw. He has the first five numbers drawn out when fate intervenes and the electricity in his flat cuts out. We follow him on his madcap adventure to see if he has won or not.
Starring Mick Nolan, Frances Burke, John Kavanagh.
Winner Best Short Film - Irish International Film Festival, New York
Runner Up Best British Short Film - Kinofestival, Manchester
Runner Up Manhattan Short Film Festival
A DISCONNECTED RHYTHM
2014 - Co-Writer/Director - John Kellegher Media for TV3 - 45 mins
A fly on the wall observational film about composer Ian Wilson and Poet Leontia Flynn's 4 week residency at Tallaght Hospital observing staff and patients of Parkinsons Disease, and their creative endevours to translate this experience into prose and music.
2008 - Producer / Supervising Director - Zanzibar Films - Setanta and BBC NI. - 53 mins
Behind the scenes film following Ireland's extraordinary adventures at the 2007 World Cup. From eliminating favourites Pakistan, to the cloak and dagger death of the Pakiston Coach, ths film follows the highs and lows of an unforgettable Irish adventure.
WALK ON - THE U2 WALKING TOUR
2005 - Producer / Director - Blueprint Productions for RTÉ - 20 mins
A look at the tourist attraction of a U2 Walking Tour created by fans of the band. Commissioned by RTE for their 'U2 Night'.
INSPIRATIONS - In Aid of Barretstown
2012 & 2013 - Editor / Producer / Director - Let's Not Lose It Productions for RTE and 3E
Fundraiser concert at The Olympia Theatre featuring Sinead O'Connor, Gavin Friday, The Coronas, The Strypes, Lisa Hannigan, Republic of Loose, Kevin Godley, Cerys Matthews, and more.WATCH HIGHLIGHTS 2012 WATCH HIGHLIGHTS 2013
2010 - TV Series 6 x 25 mins - Director - Gable End Media Ltd for RTÉ
Comedy Drama series starring Pat Shortt as Detective Mattie. With Lesley Conroy and Joe Taylor.
THE RAW SESSIONS
2009 - TV Series 1 x 25 mins - Director - Lotus Films for TV3
The Raw Sessions is a brand new interactive music series which sees eight talented Irish music acts write, record and mix an original single in front of television cameras in 12 hours or less. Shimmy directed the Charity Special episode where famous musical celebrities recorded the Horselips classic 'Trouble with a capital T'.
SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND
2009 - TV Series 2 x 25 mins - Director - Lotus Films for TV3
A 6 part series for TV3 which involved celebrities traveling to different parts of Ireland and enjoying the hospitality. Shimmy's episodes featured Huey Morgan and Glenda Gilson.
KATHERINE LYNCH - WORKING GIRLS
2008 - TV Series 1 x 25 mins - Director - RTÉ
Katherin Lynch plays a variety of unusual characters such as Singin' Bernie Walsh. Shimmy directed the pilot / 1st episode of this series.