Ciarán graduated from the National Film School in Dun Laoghaire with an honours degree in directing.
His IFB funded short-short, The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (2006), screened at over 40 festivals worldwide and won nine best short awards at international festivals such as; Melbourne, Cork, and Brest. It was also nominated for an IFTA and a Golden Meliés (European Fantasy Award).
Ciarán’s feature film debut Citadel, which premiered at SXSW in March 2012, garnered rave reviews from publications like Variety and blogs such as Aintitcool.com and walked away with the coveted Midnighters Audience Award.
He is represented by Michael McCoy at ITG London and David Flynn at UTA Los Angeles.
2012 – Feature
THE FAERIES OF BLACKHEATH WOODS
2012, Winner Midnighter Audience Award, SXSW USA
2007, Winner 2nd Prize, Best Irish Short, Galway Film Fleadh
The Faeries of Blackheath Woods
2007 Winner Best Horror, Melbourne Independent Film Festival
2007 Winner Best Short, Diversions Short Film Festival, Temple Bar, Dublin
2007 IFTA, Best Short Nomination
2006 Winner Grand Prix Cocotte Minute, Brest Film Festival France
2006 Winner Silver Méliès (and a Méliès D’or nomination) – Cinenygma Luxembourg International Film Festival
2006 Highly Commended Certificate, TCM London Film Festival
2006 Winner Best Fantasy Short, Best Special Effects, Best Cinematography – The Terror Film Festival, PA USA
2006 Winner Best Irish Short – The Kerry Film Festival
2006 Winner Best Irish Short – The Cork Film Festival
2010 - present
2010 - present