Kieron J Walsh

 

Website: www.blinder.ie

Email: kieron@blinder.ie

Agent: Sue Rodgers

Agent Tel: +44 207 636 6565

Film Type: Live Action

 

Bio

 

Kieron originally studied Fine Art sculpture in Dun Laoghaire school of Art and Design. He subsequently received a British Council scholarship to study film at the Royal College of Art in London. His graduation films Goodbye Piccadilly and Bossanova Blues won numerous international prizes and since then he has directed award-winning films for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Granada and RTÉ including the hit series The Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rockstar and his first Feature When Brendan Met Trudy written by Roddy Doyle. He also directed a film for the acclaimed Beckett on Film series.

 

In 2005 he set up BL!NDER, a commercials company and in early 2006 he founded BL!NDER FILMS to develop and produce drama and documentary for a domestic and international audience. Kieron recently devised and directed The Savage Eye Series One and Two, a comedy sketch show for RTÉ starring David McSavage and Pat McDonnell. His business partner Katie Holly and Kieron both produced Tom Hall’s Sensation which will be released in November 2011. He has also justfinished directing the feature film Jump which is due for release for 2012.

 

He has also directed award-winning commercials for Guinness, Smithwicks, Lotto, Kelloggs and many others.

Filmography

 

Jump

2012

 

The Savage Eye

2009

 

RAW

2008

 

Kitchen

2006 – 240min

 

Man Of Fire

2004 – Short – 3min

 

Watermelon

2003 – Feature – 74min

 

Rough For Theatre 1

2001 – Drama

 

When Brendan Met Trudy

2001 – Feature – 95min

 

The Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rock Star

1998 – TV Series – 6 x 35min

 

Hell For Leather

1997 – Short – 28min

 

The Perfect Blue

1996

 

Awards

 

The Savage Eye

 

IFTA nominated for Best Entertainment

 

RAW

 

IFTA nominated for best director

 

Watermelon

 

Nomination Best Single Drama/Best Director, Irish Film and Television Awards

 

When Brendan met Trudy

 

Winner Audience Award, Rennes Film Festival

 

Runner-up Audience UIP Audience Award, Sydney Film Festival

 

Nomination Best Film/Best Director, Irish Film and Television Awards