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Sweet Jesus

A story of hope and triumph over adversity, Sweet Jesus tells the story of a homeless man in Hollywood who tries to re-enter society after a cold and rainy night sitting atop Mount Lee, watching the city. Determined to turn his life around, he grooms and washes and dresses in an old suit he kept with him from before he lost his home. Taking the small amount of money he has, he ventures out and revels in the simple pleasures of life and feeling alive and involved again.






140 - West to East

140 filmmakers in 140 locations worldwide, synchronized through Twitter to film 140 seconds at the same time. The theme was "connection". Each filmmaker filming whatever it was that connected them to where they were in 140 seconds of continuous footage on June 21st, 2009, at 8pm GMT.

I co-directed the segment "West to East" with Rachel Rath. The piece signified our connection to home as we travelled from the west of Ireland back to our family homes in the east, after returning to Ireland from our new home in the USA, for a family wedding.









Dublin The Movie - Stew

In a rare and potentially fatal feat of cinematic daring, Dublin: The Movie was shot entirely between 12.01am to 11.59pm on Thursday June 26th 2008. This audacious cinematic collage offers both a unique snapshot of a single day in the life of Dublin and a vivid example of a bold guerrilla filmmaking model.The film is an eclectic, multi-authored impression of Dublin (within the M50) as it lived, died, breathed, made love, filled up and emptied, consumed, wept, was rained or shone on, grew bright and then darkened again.







One of 30 Filmmakers invited to direct a segment for the movie, I shot the short film Stew. Stew represents my first foray into art-house filmmaking. It is an almost silent examination of abject lonliness in the city, following four characters as their lives interact over the course of one day. Stew stars Steve Gunn, Andrea Murphy, Diane Jennings and myself.



An Racán

An Racán (The Feud) is a short fight film, choreographed by swordmaster Paul Burke. The film was shot in the Wicklow mountains on a typically wet day in the Summer of 2007. The film premiered at the 2008 Cannes Short Film Corner.

The film stars myself and Rachel Rath. I had just begun working with Rachel on a large scale action theatre show and this was our first film together.









No White Knight

Shay, an easy-going debt-collector, saves a young woman from being attacked after a nightclub. Unknown to him, her attacker is his boss' brother, and now there's a price on his head. With his former colleagues eager to collect on the contract, there are few places he can hide, but with the help of an old friend he works out a way to hit them where it hurts.

 







Shot in February 2004, No White Knight was my directorial debut. The 86 minute film premiered at the 2005 Navan Film Festival, winning the Best Film Award. It later played at the Mid-Ulster FF, the Clones FF and the 2006 Indie Gathering in Cleveland, OH, where it won 4th place in the Action/Comedy category.