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17 Oct 2017

Past Work: The Conversation [2011]


I just unearthed this from the archives over on Vimeo: The Conversation. It was made for the competition Dare 2B Drink Aware, an initiative by drinkaware.ie, which I made with students from the Institute of Technology Tallaght (not Tallaght Institute of Technology, which would be TIT, since as we all know, that stands for Trotter's Independent Trading).

1 Feb 2011

My latest show reel now added to this site

I have now uploaded my show reel to this site, and I will be adding it to my Spotlight page as well.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sMMJwBxKu4]

It features clips from Number 35, directed by Cliodhna O'Halloran, The Conversation, directed by Sinead McDonald, and Rent a Life, directed by Declan Murray.

I will continue to update new versions of my show reel, to include Ben Mudge's Hope, and shall be adding a voice reel, within the coming days.

You can see the video on my Vimeo page.

9 Jun 2010

Sinead McDonald photoshoot head shots ready

Sinead was very prompt in returning the photos, and now they are ready for publication.



So let me know in the comments which one(s) you think is the best.

If you are looking for professional head shots, I would definitely recommend Sinead, especially if you are based in Dublin.

PS. Sorry to Sinead for giving her the wrong name in the previous post.

30 May 2010

Photo shoot with Sinead McDonald

On Friday, I headed down to dublin to have a photoshoot with Sinead McDonald. I  have worked with Sinead before as an actor in her film, The Conversation, and was impressed with her knowledge of mise-en-scene, camera and lighting and her professional approach, all of which stemmed from her background as a professional photographer.

The results will be available in the next few weeks,  at which time I will be aggressively approaching my career path, by printing mail outs and business cards, and redesigning my website.

18 Mar 2010

My Career So Far: Part 3

Then I embarked on a Foundation Art course at University College for the Creative Arts, specifying in Moving Image and Photography, where I had the chance to meet some wierd and wonderful people, and make a few films.

I started off by making an complicated film about poker cheats. The brief was that the protagonists had to communicate without talking.
Next, we had to work individually on a project that had to be based on a piece of text. I chose 'In God We Trust', the words at the top of the US Dollar Bill. It was a montage of images of historical American controversies, such as the Vietnam war, the Iraq war, assassination of JFK.

In groups again, we were singled out to shoot a promotional corporate documentary for a Skills Fair. Among the guests present were Linda Barker (the Designer), Kim Wilde (The "Kids in America" singer, turned professional media gardener) and Craig Phillips (He won the first Big Brother, and now does DIY shows.) The project was used in the official capacity by the promoters to show to school kids.

Since then, I went to do a Law degree, at London South Bank University, so in order to maintain an interest in creative projects, I switched my focus from being behind the camera to being in front of it. However, this was largely a sabbatical in order to concentrate on studying.
I was a founder member of the univeristy's Shakespeare Society (with credit to Craig Legg and Jordan Lownds for starting it up, and the other members included Amy Tighe, James Long, Phillip Kerrigan, Sebastian Schweers, Rehan Malik, Sean Cowell Blake and Kerry Lambeth), performing in Macbeth as Banquo and then appeared in David Bull's and Robert Turner's graduation films.



After I graduated, I moved to Belfast, and immediately auditioned for the South Bank Players production of JM Synge's Playboy of the Western World, directed by Michelle Marken and played the role of Jimmy Farrell.



This weekend, I wrapped filming on a student project, "The Conversation," written and directed by Sinead McDonald, a tense study of a young man battling his inner conscience, based on true events. Editing is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.