FEATURES

SOULBOY

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)

HEADRUSH

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

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

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.

IMAGINING ULYSSES

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

 

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SHORT DRAMA

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

RHINOS

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

IVOR THE INSOMNIAC

2001 - Writer/Director - Zanzibar Films - 3 mins - Theatrical Distribution by Buena Vista

Poor Ivor can't sleep. He tries masturbation but it's not without it's drawbacks!

Starring Jeff O'Toole, Billie Traynor, Lynn Lee.

7th HEAVEN

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

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SHORT DOCUMENTARY

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS LIVING IN IRELAND

2016 - Co-Producer, Editor, Director - HETI - 40 mins

This HETI produced documetary features Suzi Diamond, Jan Kaminski, the late Inge Radford, Tomi Reichental and Rosel Siev recounting their stories of survival during the Holocaust.

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.

BREAKING BOUNDARIES

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'.

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TELEVISION

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

MATTIE

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.

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MUSIC PROMOS

JOYCE MURPHY with CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL GIRLS CHOIR and FRIENDS

DREAM BABY DREAM

REPUBLIC OF LOOSE

THEY PAY FOR LOVE

SINEAD O'CONNOR

THE WOLF IS GETTING MARRIED (Live at The Olympia)

TEMPER-MENTAL MISSELAYNEOUS

DOMINOES

LISA HANNIGAN & JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

O SLEEP (LIVE)

SNOW PATROL

NEW YORK (LIVE)

BP FALLON & JACK WHITE

I BELIEVE IN ELVIS PRESLEY

ALICE JAGO

BORN STUBBORN

A LAZARUS SOUL

ICON

SKIN

NOTHING BUT

FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS

SOUTHSIDE (LIVE)

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