I am a filmmaker with vast experience of developing stories for the screen. I work in both documentary and drama production. My most recent documentary Mercury 13 (2018) tells the story of the women involved in the very first U.S. astronaut-training program, Project Mercury. The promo for the film won the 'Cuban Hat for Best Pitch' at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Canada... Mercury 13 is a Netflix production.
My experience of film and media production is extensive from factual to historic to observational docs, reality shows, arts and consumer features, drama and drama reconstruction. I have a keen sense of narrative and an exceptional visual flair. I'm also a trained editor with workable Irish, French and Spanish.
My short stories have appeared in numerous publications, and my screenplay awards include:
Screenplay and Film Awards
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland – Screenplay Development Award Mercury Rising, 2017
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland – Screenplay Development Award Want, 2016
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland – Documentary Development Award Mercury 13, 2013
Radharc nomination Living on the Edge, RTE Would You Believe series 2011
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland– Screenplay Development Award 1243 (The God Squad), Drama/Doc 2010
Arts Council - Film Award experimental film Taken, 2007
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland – Documentary Production Award The Exile Files, 2006
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland– Screenplay Development Award Mercury 13, 2003
Luxembourg Fantasy Festival - Audience Award Chaos, 2001
Bronze Award Worldfest Charleston- Best Comedy Film The Sun, Moon & Stars, 1997
Film des Femmes, Creteil, France - Audience Award The Stranger Within Me, 1994
Searching for the Mercury 13