Wim Wenders on Creativity

The great German filmmaker Wim Wenders is someone I have long admired as a creative thinker. I was lucky enough to study his work when I was in college and it deepened my love for his artistic eye and his thoughtful creative sensibility. All of his films have a keen eye for beautiful composition (no […]

Road Trip – Filmed and edited with Rayban Stories

We did a lot of driving during the summer in North Carolina. Without a car you would be lost. I should note, it’s also possible to get lost with a car sometimes. Nevertheless, given the amount of time we were in a car, I thought I would test out filming our travels with my new […]

The Batman is a masterpiece

Had a rare night out at the cinema yesterday. Saw The Batman. I was bowled over by it. It is an atmospheric, arty, well-crafted piece of cinema. A film noir-ish, Blade Runner vibe with a gorgeous film score. Robert Pattinson, Colin Farrell (who is unrecognisable in his makeup) and Zoe Kravitz were the standouts in […]

Angels of dublin – short film

Back in the late 90s, myself and my friend Jakob made some arty little short films together. With a shared interest in German filmmaker Wim Wenders (specifically the film Himmel Uber Berlin) and U2, we set out with a camera to film in the abandoned power plant in Poolbeg in Dublin. I then recorded a […]

Modern Ireland – a short film

A few years ago my good friend, documentary filmmaker David Bagnall (Getting Out), was visiting from New York, so we met up with another friend and filmmaker, David O’Sullivan (Moore Street Masala), and headed out without a script, and decided to try and make a short film in a single day. There was such a freedom […]

10 of my absolutely favourite films – from the sublime to the ridiculous

————————————————————————————————————————— 1.Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – John Hughes You can keep your Citizen Kane and your Godfather; part of me reckons that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the greatest  film of all time. Some of that is attributable to growing up in an era when John Hughes released one great movie after another, each one […]

The Lonely Track – short film

One of my favourite Irish musicians is Pearse McGloughlin. His ear for melody is remarkable, and his ability to wind lyrical tapestries around them is a thing to marvel. A few years ago in advance of his second album “In Movement” being released, he commissioned a series of short 60-90 second films to accompany excerpts of songs from […]