Ecstatic to be able to share that I am now being represented by the fabulous team at Shelley Lowry Talent Management. I’m so very proud to be a part of the incredible journey that the future holds. Thank you so much to Shelley for seeing something in a simple man like me. Looking forward to a very productive partnership!
A bit of a flashback here.
Two years ago this week, the incredible singer Caitríona Kirwan (Triona) released her video for “Won’t Go Down.” Not only did I have a great time playing the part of her horrible boss, but the end result turned out quite fabulous. Give it a watch/listen.
You can stream or download more of Triona’s music on:
Apple music – https://apple.co/2vbwwWa
Spotify – http://spoti.fi/2CRkgLL
A couple years ago, I had the pleasure of being asked to participate in a video benefiting The Irish Cancer Society. The video of Don’t Forget Me by the lovely Irish singer, Melissa Jane Carroll, is the result of a two day shoot at St. Anne’s Park in Dublin, Ireland. I couldn’t be more pleased that I was able to be a part of it. Here, on the two year anniversary of its release, I’d like to share it again for you. Many thanks to all of the cast and crew that put their hearts and souls into Melissa’s vision for her song.
SPOT is an RTS award winning short film I worked on for the students at QUB a couple of years back. It’s a brilliant dark comedy. I’ve been given permission to share it with you all during these difficult times we face. I hope you enjoy watching it just as much as we all enjoyed filming it.
I thought I’d take a moment in the new year for a quick look at some of the highlights of 2019. It’s been a wonderful mix of family, friends and films. There is no way I could include everyone and everything from the previous year, but I appreciate each and every opportunity tossed my way. You all mean the world to me. I can’t wait to see what you all get up to in 2020.
Just a little something to get you into the spirit of the holidays, however you choose to celebrate them.
Merry Christmas from our house to yours.
I know it’s only November but with a lot going on at the end of the year, I’ve gotten a bit of a headstart on getting my CV and Showreel updated. Some private data is withheld on the website version. Feel free to use the contact form to request my private contact information or the full version of both files to be sent to you directly.
As always, I’m looking forward to new opportunities. I would love to discuss anything you might have in the works for which you feel I might be a good fit.
(A special thank you to the cast and crew of all films included for the use of their images and footage.)
My staff (which currently consists of my personal assistant/partner, Amy) has been having a bit of fun with some of the behind the scenes photos from a project I’ve been working on with the fantastic team of Aaron and TJ at Drawn in Pen Productions. Here is a bit of the “Cannon Fodder” she likes to toss together in her spare time – miniatures of me pasted into some of the test scenes of “Model Citizen,” coming soon to a screen near you.
“…and after he lost her, he lost his mind and spent the rest of his days staring out the window…waiting for her to come home”.‘Erin’
It doesn’t seem so long ago that I spent the day with a fantastic group of creatives at Glenarm Harbour and several nearby locations in Northern Ireland working on a proof of concept film. It was cold. It was windy. Still, they perservered and the end result is nothing short of pure art.
‘Erin’ is the first original short film written and directed by the fabulous Connor Richmond of Dogleap Productions and filmed in collaboration with Grafters Media. It is co-produced by Connor and Jamie McBrien. It casts myself and the lovely Laura Douglas in the roles of a father and daughter struggling to accept the past in order to connect with their present and move ahead into their future. This short pilot serves as a proof of concept for a future short film set three years later, which is currently in development.
I recently attended the premiere of ‘Erin’ at The Strand Cinema and was not disappointed. It is a beautifully crafted and edited film. It is a shining example of what can be done with a small budget, a lot of talent and pure determination.
My thanks to Connor for inviting me along to be a part of this outstanding short film and to every member of the cast and crew who helped make it such a memorable experience.
You can watch at the link below.
You might also want to check out the ‘Making of Erin’ by Director of Photographer, Stephen Reid for some great behind the scenes footage.
April is shaping up to be a busy month with multiple projects already in the works. In addition to helping out some of our local students with a number of films, I’ll be working a bit more on a recent project for Drawn in Pen Productions. It’s under wraps for now, but I’ll tell you more about it when I can.
If you’re interested in learning a bit more about zero budget short films, take some time to visit the fine group of young people at RTS Futures NI for Zero Budget Filmmaking: A How-to Guide on April 11 at 7 p.m. at QUB. I’ll be there, along with Thomas Scott and Steve Earley, giving a short seminar on production and etiquette when working with unpaid acting talent.
Also happening this month, several of the short films I’ve been in during previous months will be showing at the Belfast Film Festival. You can catch Her Very Own (by Dominic Curran) in Shorts Competition Programme 2, at noon (QFT)
Later that day, you can watch two more short films I had the pleasure of taking a part in. Both Violet (by Madeline Graham & Christopher Whiteside) and the award winning short The Invention (by Leo McGuigan) will be showing in Shorts Competition Programme 4 at 4:15 p.m. (QFT)
Other than that, I’m just busy filming and pursuing new projects. I’ll update my page with more information soon. Until then . . . keep making your magic happen.