2017 a go go

The new year has been off to a great start. As well as a few corporates I’ve shot a great new short film, The Family Way, written by Roisin Kearney and directed by Nuno Bernardo. Starring Ciara O’Callaghan, Steve Gunn and Clara Harte with a sepcial appearance by Jim Sheridan and me ūüėČ

I’ve begun filming and editing videos for Coffee Culture including their new Kickstarter campaign video.

I’ve just completed filming of all the cinematic elements of Lark’s production of Oliver, directed by Padraig J. Dunne, which will fuse film with stage. It was a brilliant shoot and I got to test out the new stabiliser arm for my Osmo. Please excuse the below pose ūüėČ

Finally I have myself some business cards. Thanks to Robert O’Connell for designing them. Highly recommended.


and last but not least, I’m working behind the scenes on the play ‘unchained Melody, directed by Louise Dunne and produced by At Large Theatre which will run for two nights in the Smock Alley Boys School Feb 28th – March 1st @ 9pm. Here’s a quick promo I put together for it.



Award Win :)


We won the overall Best Short Film Award of the Underground Film Festival. Well done to all involved, such a great team on this and so much fun making it.
I’ll probably forget some people.
Gemma Doorly – Director, Ronan Murphy – Producer, Stephen O’Halloran¬†– Production Designer, Michelle Lucy¬†– AD, Eric Ryan- Sound, \Ciaran Hurley¬†– Gaffer, Kevin De La Isla O’Neil – Editor.
The Cast – Tony Murphy, Bairbre 0’Toole, Susan Barrett¬†and everyone else.

Oh yeah, and I was Director of Photography.



Short & Feature Film News, Festival Screenings & Awards

Lots of news about films I recently shot!

First on, Urban Traffik (dir. Jason Figgis, Prod. Bank House Productions) will screen at the Underground Cinema Film Festival Dublin on 11 September at 1.15pm . Details here.


Another film screening at the same festival is “Little One“,¬†Starring Clelia Murphy, Directed by Ferdia Mac Anna and produced by Richard Kearney. “Little One”¬†was also shown at The¬†Transylvania International Vampire and Arts Festival¬†a few months ago. Pretty cool for a vampire short. ūüôā Come see it on 9th September at 1.30pm. Tickets here.


Another short screening at this festival is “The Fireman and The Nurse” (9th Sept 11.00am, tickets).¬†Starring Bairbre O’Toole and Tony Murphy. What was great about this is half of the crew met on a Filmmaking Course in The Irish Film Academy a few years ago, Director Gemma Doorly, Producer Ronan Murphy, myself as DP and Ciaran Hurley on Lighting.

Check out this article about the film in Film Mayo.



In other news, ¬†Darren Travers won best actor at the Starburst Film Festival in London for ‘Don’t You Recognise Me?‘ which I shot. Directed by Jason Figgis and produced by Bankhouse Productions and also feature myself in there being scared to death for most of the running time. ūüôā

I also shot 3 short films for The Irish Film Academy: Strangers, Fine and Be Happy. Strangers was shown in the student showcase of this years Galway Film Fleadh!

Still from "Fine", IFA

Still from “Fine”, IFA

In June I was B-cam operator on a video for Cycle Ataxia. A charity cycle for a great cause. I got to shoot from the top of a crane that had been used in Game of Thrones. Ok, not a big deal, but I’m taking it. ūüôā

Anthony Downes was A-cam operator and editor.



Last but not least, I have recently been added to the team pages of the Bank House Productions site and the CB Media site. Check it out!  http://www.bankhouseproductions.com/team/  and http://www.cbmedia.ie/about-us/
And finally, for any GAA fans, check out this video on which I was one of the camera operators!

Electric Picnic and Edinburgh Fringe Fest 2016 – News

Had a blast filming at the Electric Picnic for Dublin Ukulele Collective. Check out the music video above which I edited with myself and Anthony Downes on camera duties.



Earlier in August I performed as Frank in “Beryl” at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival with At Large Theatre Company.

Frank, a sensitive loner, is haunted by the memories of his past. Driven by an urge to overcome these, he avails of the private cross-dressing services of Beryl. As their stories unfold, both characters must unmask themselves before the other and the true purpose of their meeting becomes clear. As both characters face painful truths about their desires and fears, a final revelation brings their conflicting energies to a dangerous point until there can only be space for one inside Beryl’s rundown bedsit.

Great summer trip!


On stage in “Beryl”

2016 So Far

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This year has been my busiest yet…… Lots of corporate work for¬†CBMedia, Some great projects for Bankhouse productions, I’m proud to now be an official member of the faculty of the Irish Film Academy,¬†I operated a camera on stage on 0’Connell St for the 1916 Easter celebrations, was one of the camera operators on a Patricks Day project featuring Mundy playing in the arrivals lounge in Dublin Airport for November Seven Films, Shot a short film for the March On Film¬†competition, Shot another super short I’m not allowed to talk about yet (more on that later in the year), filmed Panti Bliss recite poetry and a whole lot more.


I’ve also added 4 Samyang Cine Primes to my arsenal. ūüôā


Here’s some videos

Irish Film Academy ‘Meet Alan’ Faculty video ūüôā

Exciting times

Up to all sorts this week.


RTE Storyland promo yesterday for ‘I Was A Teenage Jesus’ where I was assisting Dave Grennan (What Richard Did). Produced by Marie Caffrey and Directed by Imogen Murphy.

Tonight I’ll be Dp on the short film ‘Little One’ Directed by Ferdia Mac Anna, Produced by Richard Kearney and Starring Clelia Murphy.

Friday begins a month of work on the feature ‘Vaudevillains’ where I’ll be on Second cam ( Sony A7s) to the Dp Tom Barker (Sony FS7). It’s ¬†Directed by Shane Conaty, Produced by Kristian O’Neil and Stars Tony Murphy and Linda Teehan. Give the Facebook page a like for further news.¬†Vaudevillains

Meanwhile, more great news for ‘Testimony’ which has been selected for this years Underground Film Festival and the NYC Independent Film Festival. ‘Testimony’ was Directed by Kamila Dydyna, Produced by Eamon Tutty and Cara Bamford, shot by me and Starred Neill Fleming, Olivia Daly and Clodagh Downing.

Facebook page Testimony


Testimony Short Film – Crowdfunding Now!

A short film I was Director of Photography on, “Testimony”,¬†is a hard-hitting drama, inspired by¬†true events¬†that took place in Poland in 1991. Adapted as an Irish story, with¬†all-Irish award-winning cast and crew, the film was shot in late February and is now crowdfunding to cover post-production costs.

Writter & directed by Kamila Dydyna, produced by Eamonn Tutty and Cara Bamford, the film features two Game of Thrones actors (Neill Fleming & Barrington Cullen), Clodagh Downing, whose short film “Patsy Dick” was screened during Cannes Film Festival in 2013, as well as Hilary Cotter (The Tudors) as the Judge.

Check out the film’s crowdfunding campaign and help if you can!¬†http://igg.me/at/testimony


Filming This Week…

Busy times! This week¬†I began working as First AC on the Filmbase feature ‘Fading Away’. Starring Antonia Campbell Hughes. It’s being shot on my Sony FS7 camera.

Over the past few days,¬†I was¬†assisting award-winning filmmaker Daragh Murphy on Red Empire’s new music video shoot: ‘The Chosen Few.’ Even got a small acting part in it! ūüôā

Check out the Red Empire’s FB page here.


2015 Projects

The year is just starting and it’s going to be a busy one!

I’m working closely with Bankhouse Productions on several music videos and corporate work, and shooting a short film “Testimony” in February.

I’m also writing my own horror short and my first feature: a grind house / action / horror / comedy / revenge / mutant monster / car chase movie. Stay tuned!

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