LATEST NEWS

German TV Appearance

December 2018

Filmed 2 years ago, Shimmy's chat with  Jim Sheridan and Liam Cunningham on the classic German TV Series 'Durch die Nacht mit / Into the Night' has just been release online.

Oscar Isaac Interview for Web Series

December 2018

Oscar Isaac is one of many new interviews Shimmy has recently filmed for the web series 'Bow Street Meets'. Other interviewees include Hugo Weaving and Dan Hubbard.

Screen Acting Workshop Galway

November 2018

Shimmy will deliver a two-day Workshop on the internationally renowned Gerry Grennell Method for Screen Acting in Galway. Limited places so book early.

Screen Acting Workshop London

March 2018

Shimmy will be hosting a workshop on Screen Acting in London . Limited places so book early.

Shimmy Directs Spotlight Prize

July 2017

Its the anual Spotlight Prize again and Shimmy is back directing the Screen Acting part of the competition.

Rhinos in Russia

March 2017

Rhinos plays as part of the Moscow Irish Film Festival this year. Shimmy will be hosting a Q&A after the screening.

Secret Scripture on Release

March 2017

Jim Sheridan's 'The Secret Scripture' goes on general release this month. Shimmy makes a small cameo in the film doing horrible things to Rooney Mara!

New Web Series Interviews

January 2017

Lenny Abrahamson is just one of many new interviews Shimmy has filmed for the web series he produces for Bow Street. Others include filmmakers John Carney and Kirsten Sheridan, and actors Greg Sesteros and James Frecheville.

Screen Acting Workshop in London

November 2016

Shimmy will be hosting a workshop on Screen Acting in London as part of the Spotlight UK Open House week.

 

Hannah Cohen available to view online

October 2016

The multi award winning short film

'Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion' is now

available to view online free.

Shimmy Directs Spotlight Prize

July 2016

Shimmy was in London this month to direct 20 of the UK’s most talented young drama school graduates who will compete for the acclaimed Spotlight Prize.

4th Programme Year Complete

May 2016

Shimmy has directed 4th The Programme for Screen Acting 2016 Showcase. The Graduation Showcase screening will take place at The Lighthouse Cinema

in June.

Brendan Gleeson Interview

January 2016

Funny, insightful, generous and full of wisdom, Brendan Gleeson gave an incredibly honest talk to the students at Bow Street.

New Web Series

December 2015

Shimmy has produced and directed a new web series called 'Bow Street Meets' featuring interviews with top actors, agents, casting directors and filmmakers including Richard E. Grant, Aidan Gillen, Margery Simkin and Jack Reynor.

Fiona Shaw Workshop & Q&A

December 2015

The wonderful Fiona Shaw came to Bow Street for a special 'Shakespeare on Film' workshop.

Holocaust Documentary completed

November 2015

Shimmy has completed the documentary 'Holocaust Survivors Living in Ireland'. Commissioned by the Holocaust Educatinal Trust, the 40 minute film tells the story of 5 Holocaust Survivors and how their eneded up living in Ireland.

Rhinos to play Glastonbury

June 2015

Rhinos has been selected to play the Glastonbury Short Film Festival. Headlining (sic) on the Sunday night at 9.40pm

Another Programme Year Complete

May 2015

The 3rd Year of the Programme for Screen Acting has just graduated. The course is run by Shimmy as Creative Director at Bow Street.

Richard E. Grant Interview

April 2015

Shimmy caught up with Richard E. Grant for an insightful and highly entertaining interview in Bow Street. From Withnail to Perfume, Grant was both humble and hilarious.

Shimmy joins IFI Panel Discussion

April 2015

On April 25th, Shimmy will be joining a review panel at IFI Spotlight to discuss the current state of Irish acting and the stand out performances from last year.

More Wins for Hannah Cohen

March 2015

Hannah Cohen recently tied for 1st place at the Memphis Jewish Film Festival, and won 3rd place at the Athens Jewish Film Festival.

Shimmy cast in new Jim Sheridan film

February 2015

Shimmy has completed filming scenes on the new Jim Sheridan film 'The Secret Scripture'. Playing an evil psychiatric doctor in scenes with Rooney Mara and Theo James, he was cast along with 20 other Bow Street actors.

A Disconnected Rhythm airs this Christmas

December 2014

Directed by Shimmy, this is a moving story of how a composer, a team of dedicated medical professionals and patients with Parkinson’s Disease come together to create an inspirational piece of music.

It airs on TV3 on Dec 29th at 6.30pm

Rhinos goes Viral

December 2014

Having just been selected for 'Short of the Week', Rhinos has now been selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick with thousands of views being recorded daily.

Rhinos is 'Short of the Week'

November 2014

'Rhinos' has been selected as the short of the week by the prestigious online website. You can now watch the film in full and share it.

Extensive Shimmy Interview

October 2014

Film Ireland have just released the latest in their 'In Conversation' series. Recorded back in February 2014, this months interview features an in depth discussion with Shimmy covering a multitude of subjects.

Marcus moves to Bow Street

September 2014

The Factory has reopened under a new name, location, and management. Now housed in the stunning Jameson Building in Smithfield and operating under the new name of Bow Street, this exciting new venture is the brainchild of Shimmy, Maureen Hughes, and Paul O'Connor. Home to the Programme for Screen Acting which is overseen by acting coach Gerry Grennell, this new move see's Marcus make a further commitment to film training and development of new screen acting talent.

5 wins in 3 weeks for Hannah

March 2014

Hannah Cohen has just picked up it's 5th Award in 3 weeks, winning Best Short Film at the Washington Jewsh Film Festival.  Other victories include Door County Short Film Festival, Chicago Irish Film Festival, CineGael Montreal, and a finalist in the Robinson's International Short Film Competition.

Rhinos screening on RTE

March 2014

Rhinos will be screening on RTE TWO on Monday March 3rd at 12.15am as part of the Shortscreen series.

President launches Barretstown Video

February 2014

President Michael D. Higgins launched a new Music Promo direced by Shimmy at Barretstown marking International Childhood Cancer Day.  The song 'Dream Baby Dream' is performed by former camper Joyce Murphy with The Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir, and was posted at Windmill Lane

Master of the Universe available to buy

February 2014

The award winning documentary Aidan Walsh - Master of the Universe is now available to rent or buy online from VOLTA.

Post Production begins on new Doc

January 2014

Editing has begun at TV3 on 'A Disconnected Rhythm'. This fly-on-the-wall doc follows composer Ian Wilson and poet Leontia Flynn as they observe treatment of Parkinson's Patients in Tallaght Hospital from which they will create a new work to be performed at the hospital.

Hannah Cohen wins in Waterford

November 2013

'Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion' has won Best Short Film at the Waterford Film Festival.

Shimmy Workshop at Indie Cork

October 2013

Shimmy will be conducting a workshop at Indie Cork on the Director/Actor relationship.

Life's A Breeze on general release

July 2013

Lance Daly's 'Life's A Breeze' edited by Shimmy goes on general release nationwide.

Rhinos wins again

July 2013

'Rhinos' has won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at Cine Gael Montreal Film Festival.

Shimmy to helm Barretstown Gig

April 2013

Shimmy will be back directing the multi cam event this year featuring The Coronas, Gavin Friday, The Strypes, Lisa Hannigan, Kevin Godley, and Republic of Loose.

GCBC on Release

March 2013

'Good Cake Bad Cake - The Story of Lir' goes on release with a Premiere at the Sugar Club, followed by four nights at The Factory Cinema on Barrow Street.

Shimmy to Direct Meteor Choice Awards

March 2013

Shimmy will be directing the live webcast of the Meteor Choice Awards live from Vicar Street, Dublin.

Two more Awards for Rhinos

March 2013

'Rhinos' wins Best Short (Audience Award) at the Green Bay Film Festival and 3rd Best Short (Audience Award) at the Chicago Irish Film Festival.

DeVito, Murphy, and Roth visit The Factory

February 2013

Danny DeVito, Cillian Murphy, and Tim Roth visited the Factory Actors Studio to discuss all things Acting.

Rhinos nominated for IFTA

February 2013

'Rhinos' has been nominated for an IFTA in the Best Short Category.

Rhinos wins 2 Awards on same Day

October 2012

'Rhinos' has won the Prix du Public (the audience award for best film) at the 27th European Short Film Festival at Brest, and the Audience Award for Best International Short Film at the Cork Film Festival.

New Republic of Loose Promo

September 2012

'They Pay For Love' is a new Promo directed by Shimmy for Republic of Loose.

NPAS Workshop

Aug 2012

Shimmy will be working with the students at the National Performing Arts School. This week long movie making course will produced a short film based on The Secret Life of Colin Farrell.

 

 

Shooting begins on Hannah Cohen

May 2012

Principle photography has begun on new short film 'Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion' starring Lucy Sky Dunne, Elaine Cassidy, Jim Sheridan, and Susie Power.

Shimmy to Direct Meteor Choice Awards

March 2012

Shimmy will be directing the live webcast of the Meteor Choice Music Awards from The Olympia Theatre. Artists include Lisa Hannigan, Jape, Tieranniesaur, Bell X1, and ASIWYFA.

Live Webcast of Barretstown Fundraiser

March 2012

Shimmy will be directing the live webcast of the latest Inspirations in Aid of Barretstown Concert live fromThe Olympia. Guests on the night include Sinead O'Connor, An Emotional Fish, Something Happens, and Republic of Loose.

Snow Patrol shoot for Meteor

November 2011

Shimmy will be shooting three live acoustic performances featuring Snow Patrol, Lisa Hannigan, and James Vincent McMorrow for Meteor at The Button Factory. These intimate concerts are part of Meteors promotion of the upcomming Meteor Choice Music Awards next year.

Filming begins on Rhinos

September 2011

Shooting has begun on Rhinos, a new short film written and directed by Shimmy. The 2 day shoot is taking place at a variety of locations around Dublin like St. Stephens Green and Dublin Zoo. The film stars Fionn Walton and Aylin Tezel.

Soulboy in New York

March 2011

'Soulboy' will have it's American Premiere at The Craic Film Festival in New York.

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FILM SCREENINGS

March 17th 2017

RHINOS

Moscow Irish Film Festival

January 25th 2016

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Shortscreen - RTE 2

January 18th 2016

RHINOS

Shortscreen - RTE 2

October 25th 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Austin Jewish Film Festival

October 25th 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Stamford JCC Jewish Arts

Film Festival
 

October 14th 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Kansas City Jewish Film Festival

July 22nd 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Chester County Jewish Film Festival

July 13th 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Suffolk Y JCC Film Festival

June 28th 2015

RHINOS

Glastonbury

May 11th 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Michiana Jewish Film Festival
 

May 3rd 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Grand Rapids Jewish Film Festival

Apr 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival
 

Mar 22nd 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival

Mar 18th 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Athens Jewish Film Festival

Mar 16th 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Feb 26th 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Memphis Jewish Film Festival

Feb 12th 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Charlotte Jewish Film Festival

Jan 19th 2015

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Miami Jewish Film Festival

Dec 29th 2014

A DISCONNECTED RHYTHM

Screening on TV3 at 6.30pm

Dec 7th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Nov 21st 2014

SOULBOY

Screening on BBC 2 - 11.45pm

Nov 16th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Calgary Jewish Film Festival

Nov 8th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Sedona International Film Festival

Oct 28th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

The Sonoma Jewish Film Festival, Sebastapol, CA

Oct 9th - 12th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Australia

Sept 27th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

Sept 11th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Cleveland Jewish FilmFest

Sept 19th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Ireland Culture Night

Chester Beatty Library - 6.30pm

May 5th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

SHORTSCREEN - RTE 2

11.55pm

Apr 16th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

UK Jewish Film Festival in Tel Aviv

Apr 3rd 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival

Mar 29th & 30th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Geneva International Jewish Film Festival

Mar 22nd 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Irish Film Festival Boston

Mar 9th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Washington Jewish Film Festival

Mar 8th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Chicago Irish Film Festival

Mar 3rd 2014

RHINOS

SHORTSCREEN - RTE TWO

12.15am

Feb 16th 2014

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Dec 8th 2013

GOOD CAKE BAD CAKE

Capitol Irish Film Festival

Dec 2nd 2013

RHINOS

ARCIPELAGO - International Festival

Nov 15th 2013

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Cork Film Festival

Nov 10th 2013

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION

Waterford Film Festival

May 18th 2013

GOOD CAKE BAD CAKE

Guth Gafa Film Festival

Mar 20th - 24th 2013

GOOD CAKE BAD CAKE

Theatrical Release - The Factory

Apr 27th 2013

INSPIRATIONS IN AID OF BARRETSTOWN

RTE 2 - 11.35pm

Sept 1st 2012

SOULBOY

BBC 2 - 11.35pm

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