Adventures in sound and image…

I produce bespoke media for a diverse range of clients and  create independent work for broadcast, festival and gallery.

My moving image work began with a Digital Storytelling workshop & website I created for my MSc in Computing & Design, entitled ‘Life of Riley’ that I ran for several years.

My first video doc ‘Bogside to Brooklyn’ (2003) was about the cultural collision of hip-hop and Irish traditional music, featuring Seanchai (NYC) & Sirocco MCs (N Ireland).

Dominoes (2004) followed, winning the LIM Award for Best Doc at the International Foyle Film Festival

I made several works that screened at a variety of platforms including  TTALK for Transcreen in Amsterdam,  EVA at Bach Modern, Salzburg, Catalyst Arts, Belfast and on Channel 4’s online documentary channel FourDocs.

My interest in oral history and storytelling led to Descendants ~ a documentary about shared heritage told through unaccompanied singing performances and roaming camera footage → see Review

Screenings (& performances) include Earigal Arts Festival , CINESONIKA, Dingle Film Festival and Pärnu International Festival.

stills from multichannel installation ‘Arias’

My gallery output includes single and multichannel  A/V installations ~ including my portraits series  ‘Immediates’ and  ‘Arias’.

I’ve enjoyed collaborations in experimental multimedia such as  ‘465’ and ‘Exit’.

Screenings include  Ormeau Baths , Belfast
and Void Gallery.

still from ‘Exit’

Outside my independent works, I’ve produced media for a clients such as NGO’s, charitries, and schools, around themes from the socio-economic to creative.

I’ve also designed and delivered courses in creative media and have taught film production for various organisations including Nerve CentreBFI and University of Ulster