Feminist Film Festival Dublin 2015


Now in it’s second year, the Feminist Film Festival Dublin returns with another wonderful line up of short and feature length films by Irish and international female filmmakers.  I’m honoured to have been asked to join the panel discussion Forms of Feminist Film: Fiction, Non-fiction, Experimental in their festival venue The New Theatre, Temple Bar, D.2 on Sun Nov 1st at 7.30pm alongside filmmaker Lelia Doolan, Dr. Maeve Connolly (Co-director ARC programme, IADT), visual artist Jesse Jones and chaired by Professor Maria Pramaggiore (Head of Media Studies, Maynooth University).  Hope to see you there!

Plymouth Film Festival screens Two Sugars: Intern Ireland.



Delighted to announce that my latest short doc Two Sugars: Intern Ireland was selected to screen as part of the True Life shorts programme in this year’s Plymouth Film Festival takeing place on Sat the 16th of May at Plymouth Arts Centre.  To date, the film has been selected for Dingle International Film Festival 2015, Irish Film London Festival 2015, Independents Day Screening.  Hopefully I’ll have even more screening updates for 2015 here soon!

Good luck to all the great festival staff for what looks like a great festival!


3rd Dublin Doc Fest screening update and thank you’s!


I’m delighted to say that the third Dublin Doc Fest short documentary film screening on Sat the 28th of February 2015 in the gorgeous Irish Georgian Society was a resounding success!  We were fully sold out and received great feedback from our attendees.

Thank You:

I had a lot of help from some excellent people for this latest screening including the endlessly talented and enthusiastic Fiona Garvan, Gobnait Ni Neill who designed our wonderful new website, Eavan Aiken who compiled our excellent promo video with photography from Greg Dunn and music by Brendan Gregory of Chymera.  We also had a few lovely volunteers who helped out on the evening: Trish Ryan, Conor Bent and Grainne McEvoy.  I’d also like to thank our screen suppliers, Conference Services, who went above and beyond the call of duty to make the films look excellent.  Lastly, to the filmmakers, who entered and gave us permission to show their work: Paul Quinn and Tom Burke, Oisin Bickley, Moises Anaya, Ryan Ralph, Pat Collins and Sharon Whooley and Traolach O Murchu.

3rd Dublin Doc Fest screening

3rd Dublin Doc Fest Promo from Dublin Doc Fest on Vimeo.

Dublin Doc Fest is a short documentary film festival and screenings that I run which I’ve been focusing on a lot for the last two years.  Here’s our wonderful promo video created by the endlessly talented Eavan Aiken that she made for our third screening, which will be taking place on Saturday the 28th of February 2015 in the beautiful Irish Georgian Society, 58 South William Street, D.2 at 7pm.

Here’s a radio interview I did with Radiomade online radio station in Dublin city where I talk about documentary film, my own work and Dublin Doc Fest itself:


Check out our new website for all information and updates on Dublin Doc Fest at:  www.dublindocfest.com

35mm photography


In the last year I’ve been getting more and more into photography as an art form and also as a form of research for filming.  I’ve been lucky enough to have had a few travel adventures and I took my lovely old Minolta SRT 101 along with me for the ride.  Here’s one of my favourite photo’s of my Cuba/Mexico trip.  Check out my Tumblr page for all my 35mm photography.

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acrylic on canvas

A long, long overdue painting, inspired by a friend’s obsession with the humble Nike Air Max, and an only too willing desire to paint an homage to it.  That and being easily swayed by gold footwear…

Dublin Doc Fest

DDF_originalAbyss Films‘ latest venture is Dublin Doc Fest, an exciting new short documentary film festival and screenings with the first taking place on Thursday the 4th of July from 6-8pm in The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St, D.2 as part of this year’s 10 Days in Dublin Arts Festival.  Dublin Doc Fest will showcase work from both Irish and International documentary filmmakers.  In this first installment, Dublin Doc Fest brings you work exploring art and the artistic process, memory, addiction, hope, and the strength of the human spirit from award winning documentaries and filmmakers.  Dublin Doc Fest’s objective is to provide a new platform for short documentary film, to place it centre stage.

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‘City Skippers’ wins Best Documentary at Underground Cinema Film Festival Awards 2012

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I am delighted to say that ‘City Skippers‘ won Best Documentary in The Underground Cinema Film Festival Awards 2012.  A great night was had by all and a huge congratulations to all the nominees and winners.

I’m also delighted to announce that City Skippers has been chosen as part of Shorts Programme 3 in The Waterford Film Festival 2012.  The screening will take place on 11th November at 5:00pm.