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. "
I can’t express how thrilled I am to be nominated for a Discovery Award at this year's Dublin International Film Festival. I’ve seen many people that I admire get this nod before me over the years and this really means the world.
Thank you to the festival & all involved. Big congrats to all the nominees!
Catch 'Wednesday's Child' screening as part of Shorts Programme 1 on Friday the 24th of February, 3:30pm at the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin.
'Wednesday's Child' will have it's Dublin Premiere at the prestigious Dublin International Film Festival, running from Feb 23rd to March 4th.
The short screens as part of Shorts Programme 1 on Friday the 24th of Feb at 3:30pm at the Lighthouse Cinema. Thrilled to be included in such a strong line-up of short films!
You can buy tickets at the button below. Hope to see some friendly faces there!
I am so happy to share that I am one of the 25 creatives that have been chosen for a Screen Ireland Mentorship.
I have been paired up with the wonderful Paddy Breathnach as my mentor and can't wait to learn from him and his vast wealth of experience over the next 12 months. A huge thank you to Screen Ireland and all involved in the selection process.
More info on the scheme and the other mentor pairings can be found here
An amazing time was had recently at the Irish Film London Awards at the Irish Embassy in London. 'Wednesday's Child' was nominated for 'Best Short Film' alongside some wonderful filmmakers. A massive thank you to the festival for screening our short and for the nomination!
So happy to announce that I have been added to a wonderful roster of freelance directors at WANNABE Productions and their parent company Element Post.
Come see us about some Commercial Work and view my specs on their site!
I am so over the moon to share that I am now signed with United Agents as a Writer/Director.
So excited to be joining the team and to see what the future holds!
Agent: Talia Tobias email@example.com
So thrilled to say that Wednesdays’s Child received the Judges Special Mention Award at The Richard Harris International Film Festival at the weekend for 'Best Ensemble Cast'. A massive thank you to the festival for recognising the amazing talent that make the short feel real, raw and honest. They are a wonderful bunch of actors and I’m so blessed that I got to work with them. Here’s to you Caroline, Charleigh, Lauren, Fionna and of course - Baby Tommy.
I am so thrilled to share that I have been chosen as the winner of the 'Taking Flight Award' at Kerry International Film Festival 2022!
I can't express how encouraging and motivating it is to receive this recognition. A massive heartfelt thank you to Eibh Collins and the entire KIFF Team for this wonderful award and congratulations on another successful year for the festival!
The Taking Flight award celebrates emerging talent and is sponsored by KIFF's Title Sponsor Kerry Airport.
Absolutely over the moon to share that I've been shortlisted for the 'Taking Flight Award' at Kerry International Film Festival this weekend! It's such an honour to be alongside two filmmakers that I hugely admire and also get to call my friends.
The Taking Flight award celebrates emerging talent and is sponsored by KIFF's Title Sponsor KerryAirport.
Wednesday's Child screens on Sunday the 23rd of Oct as part of Irish Shorts Programme 4 at 12:00pm.
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