Film Ireland review – ‘Atlantic’ by Risteard O Domhnaill


‘Atlantic'(2016),  DIR: Risteard O Domhnaill • PRO: Marie-Therese Garvey • ED: Nigel O’Regan – 138 minutes

Read my latest review for Film Ireland of Risteard O Domhnaill’s new documentary feature ‘Atlantic’ here, about the impact of the oil industry and fishing restrictions on small scale fishermen across the Atlantic.

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What was. What is. What will be. PT1

Increasingly intrigued and enchanted with the idea of working with archive, I recently found and digitised the only two VHS tapes I have of myself and my family.    The above piece ‘What was. What is. What will be.  Pt 1’ is the first in a series of short, experimental works I plan this year, where I took footage from one of these tapes – a shared birthday party with myself aged 8 and my brother aged 10.  I wanted to create an unsettling atmosphere that distorts and challenges the act of looking on the past with nostalgia.


Black on Black


The second in the series – ‘Ode to the Nike Air Max’ with a tongue in cheek tip of the hat to the age old art school exercise of painting black on black.  If only I could have afforded a pair in college.  More to come…!!

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: