Hidden Assets S2 starts on RTE1 at 9:30pm this Sunday evening (Sept 3rd) and you are all in for a treat! I had the most wonderful time as Shadow Director on this season - I even got to cut my teeth on some 2nd Unit Directing.
I can’t thank Thaddeus O’ Sullivan and Kadir Ferrati Balci enough for being so generous with their time and wisdom and to Siobhán, Kate, Catherine & Orlaith for giving me the wonderful opportunity to spend weeks on the show, both in my hometown of Limerick and in beautiful Antwerp.
Here’s to S2 and all the hard work of an amazing cast and crew!
Back by popular demand! We had such a great time doing this workshop in April and I can't wait to do it again this Nov 1st & 2nd.
Covering all the basics from Pre-Production through to the shoot and Post Production through to promoting your film, this is a great opportunity to learn simple and effective tools for bringing your idea to life.
“The absolute best 2 days – my head is exploding in the best possible way. If you can, do this short film course. Also, if you’re an actor it helps so much because I now understand what it’s like from the Director/DOP’s point of view.” Ruth
“Brilliant course! So much insight on the process and lots of fun with Laura and Shimmy. Can only recommend this!.” Noah
“What a brilliant couple of days. Loved this Short Film course, learned loads. Looking forward to putting it to use and future collabs with a great group too.” Carroll
“Two days learning from the very best, can’t recommend enough! 5 Stars.” Jason
Another wonderful weekend spent at Boyne Valley International Film Festival. My heart is so full after 3 days of friends, films and fun. Thank you to those who came to my 'How to Make a Short Film' Workshop on Saturday, it was a pleasure to meet you all.
A heartfelt thank you to Frank Kelly and Collette Farrell for treating us so well and making us feel like royalty for a weekend. You guys are blazing the way and showing everyone how it should be done!
And lastly, a massive congrats to my pals Em & Tam at Pale Rebel Productions for their win with Sound & Colour! So richly deserved. The first of many for that beautiful film!
Thrilled to be invited to deliver this workshop at Boyne Valley International Film Festival this August. We had a blast doing the 2-day version of this workshop in Bow Street in April and can’t wait to share this taster event with you all in Drogheda. Join us!
Thank you so much to the Irish Film & Television Academy for a really wonderful night last weekend. It was such an honour to have 'Wednesday's Child' nominated for 'Best Live-Action Short Film' alongside some of my favourite filmmakers in Ireland. A massive heartfelt congratulations to Ross & Tom on their well deserved win for 'An Irish Goodbye' - can't wait to see what's next for us all!
So honoured to share that I have been nominated for an Emerging Director Award at this year's EDA Ireland Ceremony for 'Wednesday's Child'. I am amongst some wonderful and talented people and couldn't be happier! Thank you to the EDA Panel and congrats to my fellow nominees.
The awards ceremony will take place in The Sugar Club, Dublin on the 11th of May. Tickets can be purchased here.
So thrilled to share that 'Wednesday's Child' took home the award for Best Irish Short at the 2023 Catalyst International Film Festival last weekend! It was an honour to screen alongside such amazing short films and we are so grateful for this acknowledgement. Thank you to Susan, Aoife & all at the festival - see you next year!
I am so excited to announce that I am partnering up with Shimmy Marcus and Bow Street Academy to deliver this 2-day workshop on 'How to Make a Short Film'.
To quote Bow Street Academy:
"We're thrilled to present our new Workshop 'HOW TO MAKE A SHORT FILM'
Led by @IFTA Short Film Nominees Laura O Shea (Wednesday's Child) & Shimmy Marcus (Rhinos). The Workshop will demystify what goes into making a Short & how to find and express your creative vision. Covering all the basics from Pre-Production through to the shoot
and Post Production through to promoting your film, this is a great opportunity to learn simple and effective tools for bringing your idea to life."
I can't believe I'm saying this but Wednesday's Child has been nominated for an IFTA in the 'Best Live-Action Short' category. So blown away. A huge heartfelt thank you to the Academy and to the entire cast and crew of the short. This is just so wonderful. Huge well done to the fellow nominees! See you all on the red carpet!
Absolutely blown away to share that I've been chosen as a Winner for the Discovery Award at the Dublin International Film Festival this year. It was an honour to just be in the mix with those wonderful creatives, I am so grateful. A massive thank you to Grainne, the jury and the programmers for a wonderful weekend. This means the world!
Commenting on the winners, the judges said:
“As jury members, we’re thrilled by the breadth of talent and skill on display from this year's 5 Lamps Discovery Awards nominees. It was a real privilege to spend time watching and carefully considering the submitted work. Although our conversation started off discussing how challenging it was to compare the different disciplines, it was clear very quickly that there were in fact three nominees we felt stood out. Writer/director/actor Laura O'Shea is someone in full control of her craft. The assured direction, pacing and lightness of touch with such a difficult topic in Wednesday's Child was particularly impressive. "
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