17th July 2018
TROUBLES qualifies for exclusive British Council scheme
Following some early selections by leading international festivals (more to be announced soon), Troubles has qualified for the British Council's prestigious Short Support Scheme, which exists to help UK-based filmmakers to show their work internationally. Benefits include travel grants, promotion of the film to key festivals, and access to an annual calendar of events and showcasing opportunities.
14th July 2018
GUARD nominated for Best Short Film at PIFF
We've received notification not only that Guard will be screening in competition at this year's Prague Independent Film Festival, but has also been nominated for Best Short Film.
22nd June 2018
TROUBLES selected for Galway Film Fleadh
With the embargo now lifted, I can confirm that Troubles will debut in competition at the Oscar qualifying Galway Film Fleadh next month. Date and time to follow...
12th June 2018
GUARD mominated for five awards
Following the official announcement this afternoon, I'm able to confirm that Guard has been nominated for five Northern Ireland Short Film Awards, including Best Drama and Best Drama Director.
1st June 2018
THE EMPTY CHAIR awarded production funding
My short documentary, The Empty Chair, which will explore the impact of teenage suicide on three families, has been awarded production funding by BFI Network via Northern Ireland Screen.
7th May 2018
Inspire back THE EMPTY CHAIR
Today we received final confirmation of financial support from Inspire via their Change Your Mind campaign, meaning that regardless of what happens with other funding applications, one way or another, the film will be getting made. Great news.
2nd April 2018
Festival run continues for GUARD
Guard's international festival run continues over the next few months, as it screens in competition in Belfast, Atlanta, South Carolina, Ingolstadt, South Dakota, Plymouth, and Pune. Full details are on the Festivals and Awards page.
12th March 2018
Skills Fund award for NFTS Documentary Course
I'm very excited to have been successful in both my application to study at the National Film & Television School, and in having secured course funding from the Northern Ireland Screen Skills Development Bursary. The journey begins on May 14th...
7th March 2018
TROUBLES selected for BAFTA Showcase
Troubles has been selected for inclusion in the next BFI Network/Northern Ireland Screen showcase event at BAFTA, taking place in April.
8th January 2018
More festival selections for GUARD
Over the next few months, Guard will screen in competition in Utah, Door County, Dublin, Manchester, Nottingham and London. Full details are on the Festivals and Awards page.