Patrick O'Shea – Producer/Writer/Director/Editor
Patrick graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a B.Sc. in Communications: Film & Broadcasting. He was Head of Operations for Future TV Media Centre in Dublin for the year 2000, after which he moved to Luxembourg and worked in the film studios of Carousel Pictures and Deluxe Productions. His debut feature film 'Tree Keeper' premiered at the 56th Cork Film Festival and has screened around the world.
His most recent film, the short documentary 'Jackie Oh!!!' featuring Urban Artist Fin DAC screened at numerous festivals and won the Consulate of Ireland award at the Chicago Irish Film Festival in March 2015. His short horror film, ‘The Sign’ played in competition in Spike Lee’s Babelgum Online Film Festival 2009. His short film ‘Penny’ won the Prize for ‘Best Drama’ at the Corona International Fastnet Short Film Festival in 2009 and screened on RTÉ as part of its Short Screen series.
As a Lighting Cameraman Patrick shot the scenes in Ireland for the feature documentary 'Google Me the Movie' and the Danish locations and interviews for the Reel Art feature documentary 'Outliving Dracula: Le Fanu’s Carmilla'. He is also the Lighting Cameraman and Director for the Fastnet Short Film Festival Greenroom Interviews.
Patrick has broadcast credits on RTÉ, TV3 and TG4. He currently lectures practical camera and editing in Journalism for B.A. students at Griffith College, Cork.
Aidan Stanley – Producer/Writer/Interviewer
Educated at the University of Maryland, Aidan Stanley worked in RTÉ Television and Radio for thirty years as a Producer, Director and Presenter. During his time in RTÉ he produced and directed 'Four Big Days in the Life of Dessie Banks' written by Enda Walsh featuring Cillian Murphy and Orla Fitzgerald. The radio drama was the winner of PPI Best Drama Award in 2001 and represented Ireland at Prix Europa Awards Festival in Berlin. Aidan's other shows included 'Under the Goldie Fish' (1994-1998) a daily radio soap opera written by Conal Creedon and 'The Book on One' (2000-2011) bedtime readings from world literature which aired on week nights on RTÉ Radio One.
Aidan was the producer/presenter on 'Bianconi' (2006), 'The March' (2004), 'River Run' (2001) and 'The Butter Road' (1995), television documentaries on RTÉ Television's 'Townlands' series. Aidan was a reporter for 'Nationwide', on RTÉ Television from 2008 to 2012 and a presenter of features and documentaries including the 'Looking South' series on RTÉ Radio One from 1978 to 2011.
Aidan is presently the Deputy Chair of the Cork Midsummer Festival and is on the board of the Fastnet Short Film Festival. He is a former board member of the Cork International Film Festival, Everyman Palace Theatre and Cork Enterprise Board Arts Committee. Aidan carries out media and official guest interviews with visiting celebrities/participants at the Fastnet Short Film Festival Festival.
Niall 'Herbie' Macken - Composer
Niall 'Herbie' Macken is a composer and musician from Cork, Ireland.
His music can be heard on the feature film 'This Must Be The Place' (2011) starring Sean Penn and he wrote original music for Klaartje Quirijns documentary feature film, 'Anton Corbijn Inside Out' (2012).
While he was a member of Irish band, The Devlins, their music was used on a number of films and television shows in America including the opening sequence of the first episode of HBO's 'Six Feet Under'.
Herbie recorded for 12 months at Daniel Lanois’ studio in New Orleans with producer Malcolm Burn. It was through Malcolm Burn that he met Gavin Friday with whom he wrote the score for Pat McCabe’s play The Revenant (2007). Following this Herbie and Gavin worked together on material for what was to become Gavin’s fourth solo album, ‘Catholic’ (2011).
Herbie has toured and recorded with Crowded House’s Nick Seymour and Neil Finn and he has worked with a myriad of Irish musicians including Peadar O'Riarda, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, The Frank and Walters, Emotional Fish and Kieran Kennedy.
Rupert MacCarthy-Morrogh – Director of Photography
Rupert MacCarthy-Morrogh is a director of photography and gaffer who runs the broadcast and film hire company SLR.ie. Rupert has worked as a director of photography and gaffer on a number of award winning shorts and feature films.
Rupert and SLR.ie have broadcast credits with the following companies;
RTÉ, BBC, Sky Sports, TG4, TV3, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and The Food Channel.
Rupert has provided training support for the Dawn Lighting Workshops and the Screen Training Ireland Advanced Lighting Training Course. He has also run a number of lighting workshops at the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival.
His credits as a director of photography include 'Tree Keeper' (2011), 'Tunnel' (short 2009), 'Snap' (short 2010) and numerous music videos. His credits as a gaffer include 'The Quiet Hour' (2014), 'Storage' (2015), 'The Blow-Ins (short 2013), 'Rest my Bones' (short 2013) and 'Fond of a Moth' (short 2011).
Richard Merrigan - Visual FX
Richard graduated from IADT with a diploma in Animation in 1997. He worked in Screen Scene and The Element before joining Windmill Lane 10 years ago.
He is now Head of Motion Graphics in Windmill Lane Post Production where he designs, operates in 2d and 3d, project manages and internally art directs various projects from commercials to feature and corporate work. He has worked on numerous big projects including commercials for Guinness, Strongbow, Ribena, McDonalds and Bórd Gais to name a few.
Richard has been working closely with the director Patrick O'Shea and the artist Tighe O'Donoghue/Ross in creating new and exciting ways to bring Tighe's art to life using 3D animation and compositing techniques to give viewers a new way to experience art and the artist's imagination.
D'Ana O'Donoghue/Ross - Associate Producer
D'Ana gained a BA with Honours at University College Dublin in the History of Art and Archaeology. She is a sculptor and printmaker and has entered and won numerous competitions from the age of five, exhibiting in such venues as the National Museum at Collins Barracks and the IMMA.
Utilising the very demanding medium of the mezzotint, her work is marked by high finish and attention to detail. Simplicity is her hallmark and a sense of the infinite and cosmic. Her work in stone is sensual and dramatic, reflecting a deep understanding of form and ethereal insight. As an adult, her work has been exhibited both in Ireland and Europe, and she still works on many projects with her father, Tighe O'Donogue/Ross.
Elizabeth O'Donoghue/Ross - Associate Producer
The wife of the artist, Elizabeth holds a BA degree in Philosophy from Marian College, USA. She has shared her life with Tighe for nearly 50 years and is the business manager/master printer/general factotum for her family of artists.
While working with the family in their artistic endeavours is her main focus, Elizabeth has been studying Irish and family history with Tighe for all of their lives together. She is a regular contributor on the subjects of Irish history, archaeology and Y-DNA research to various Journals and magazines - The O’Donoghue Society Journal, the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Journal, the Kerry Magazine and The Septs among them. A former Director of the Executive Board of Clans of Ireland, she currently administers several Y-DNA projects, including The O'Donoghue Society's Y-DNA Project and the Munster Irish DNA Project. She occasionally gives presentations about her projects to genetic genealogy conferences.