I began my creative journey as a musician in a variety of rock bands and music groups. This introduced me to the collaborative creative process - writing; arranging; recording; performing, promotion, touring.
I worked on HBO’s WW2 mini-series The Pacific as a Special Abilities Background Actor in Australia from 2007-2008. Inspired by this formative experience, I returned home to Ireland and studied for a degree in Multimedia B.Sc. (Hons) at Dublin City University. I graduated in 2011 with first class honors.
I am constantly seeking to develop my visual storytelling craft through a variety of professional experiences across film, broadcast, and commercial productions. Over the past ten years I have worked professionally in the following roles: Assistant Producer; Assistant Director; Camera Department; Sound Department; Editing & Post-Production; Stills Photographer.
In 2012, I studied Screen Acting and Film Directing with JJ Harrington at Filmbase. This gave me a practical understanding of the craft of acting which is essential for working with talent and eliciting believable on-camera performances.
ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS
My first short film Fat Freddie’s Drop was produced by my production company Tonlegee Films Ltd in 2014. It was selected to screen in competition at the Galway Film Fleadh (2015). It was also showcased at the Cannes Court Métrage (2016) and was broadcast on RTÉ2 Shortscreen.
Shortlisted and received development funding for RTE Storyland 2017 as Producer on 'Knock, Knock... Open Wide' (Wri. Neil Sharpson).
Shortlisted and received development funding for Virgin Media Discovers 2023 as Producer on 'We Could Not Survive Without Bees' (Wri/Dir. Cathriona Slammon).