November 7, 2019

I have just completed my new showreel with footage from short films I shot in the last year (including two favourites from two years ago). Very thankful for all the collaborations.

Check it out:

September 5, 2019

Brand new short film which I DOPd is now heading to the IndieCork Film Festival for it's Irish premiere. The film was shot on location in Co. Wicklow, in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Emma Foley and Tamryn Robyn Reinecke who wrote, directed and produced this film, also cast themselves as the leads of this funny sisters-in-law dark comedy. A distinct visual style was chosen to tell this story, which was almost entirely sho...

July 27, 2019

Introducing new work - WHEN POSSIBLE, TAKE A U-TURN. A chic modern drama set in the northern suburbs of Dublin. What does one do to mend a broken heart? Dive deep into other people's lives.

Patricia Kelly, the brains behind this short film (writer, director, producer), and I scouted locations around Rush, Co. Dublin and filmed it for three days (including night exteriors). The weather didn't play ball with us the first night, so...

July 12, 2019

Today is the world premiere of a new short film IN ORBIT where I served as the Director of Photography. It's an LGBT sci-fi drama set in the future Dublin, and tells a story of a lonely optician whose life changes when she meets the woman of her life.

Directed by Katie McNeice as her short film debut, with a haunting music score from Emer Kinsella, the story of this film coincides with the marriage referendum of 2015 that changed...

January 7, 2019

A great way to start off the new year - I have the finished "Schooling" teaser for you. It took 3 days to shoot it and a good part of 2018 to finish it in post production.

"Schooling" is a short teaser for a feature film in development - made under the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland's ARRI Alexa Take. It was the first project I shot on anamorphic, hopefully one of many to come. Thanks to director Leticia Agudo, co-writer and...

December 3, 2018

Introducing new work - a music video I shot with the help of Paul Mc and Paul McGrath for the incredibly charismatic and talented duo that are Niwel Tsumbu and Eamonn Cagney. Their song is a message of love, peace, hope, and oneness. Check it out.

November 10, 2018

Great news reached us from Scotland where the short film REFUGE won Best Cinematography and Best Director award for myself and Leticia Agudo. We are very happy about the news and thank everyone at the Scottish Independent Film Festival for the honour. 

May 16, 2018

When Glen Hansard enlisted the help of his fans around the globe to create the official video for "Wreckless Heart" I answered a post by Eoin Wickham, a film director, who looked for a DOP to help him film his idea for the music video.

Everyone involved in making it with us was very happy when it was picked as the winning entry.

"Thank you so much to everyone who submitted an entry for the “Wreckless Heart” video s...

May 9, 2018

Leticia Agudo of Whackala, a film production company, was picked to take part in this year's ARRI Alexa Take, made possible by The Screen Directors Guild Ireland. They have teamed up with Arri Alexa cameras and Teach Solais lighting to provide a new resource for directors who would like to make a short film, trailer or music video, and make this package available to them for 3 days. 

Leticia's prologue "Schooling" was f...

April 9, 2018

Women in predominantly male professions? What's that about? 

When my wonderful friend Beta, a photographer, took my portrait doing what I love most and put it in a self-published book full of portraits of women working jobs mostly associated with men - I knew she tapped into a something big. The issue of gender equality has been swirling around us for a while now. Citizens, organisations and companies began pointing out the vast...

February 18, 2018

REFUGE on which I worked as the DOP is heading to festivals in the USA.

"The short film “Refuge” shot in the director’s native city of Seville will be screening at the Chicago Irish Film Festival and Capital Irish Film festival in Washington DC this March. The short tells the story of a young man from Ireland who, lost and alone in Seville, gets help and refuge from an undocumented immigrant. For one night, the two men are equals...

February 11, 2018

It's always good news to find out that a film I worked on has been selected to screen in festivals. For QED, a human rights short film, it's been a string of festivals at home (Ireland) and abroad. And then, when a film I worked on is recognised and awarded, the news is that much happier. I was very happy to hear that QED picked up the Jury Award for "Best Overall Short Film" at Santa Fe International Film Festival 2018. Congrat...

August 4, 2017

REFUGE, the short film, has a new shiny trailer. Give it a gander:

July 27, 2017

A particularly juicy opportunity has come my way and I am here to tell you about it. A few months ago I was asked to join the production of Czech version of a popular TV reality show known as the Survivor. I went to the Philippines for 6 weeks where I worked as a camera operator on 32 episodes of the show. When all was done and finished I couldn't quite grasp the fact that the hard work has come to an end. Together with my fello...

July 12, 2017

Short film formerly known as Breathe, directed by Amy-Joyce Hastings, starring Michael O'Kelly and Donna Anita Nikolaisen, has a new name - QED. I wrote about my work on this short film a while ago and am happy to announce that QED is going to have it's world premiere today at the Galway Film Fleadh. Special shout out to Amy-Joyce, who has brought the film to completion. Here is the teaser trailer, and I hope you'll get to see i...

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