Louise Ní Fhiannachta
Address: 59 Baily Point, Salthill, Galway
Mobile: +353 (0) 86 608 2721
Film Type: Drama & Documentary
Born a Rebel, raised in The Kingdom and now living in the City of the Tribes, Louise continues to have an identity crisis–a theme that has been central to her work as a filmmaker to date. One of the most exciting voices working in the industry today, she has recently directed Eipic, a 6-part comedy-musical drama series about five rural teenagers who take over their abandoned post office to start a musical revolution. The series earned her an IFTA nomination for Best Director at the 2016 IFTA TV Awards. She has also directed the multi-award winning short, Rúbaí (Irish Film Board) which was selected for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival during which time Louise featured in Indiewire’s Meet the Women Directors series. Other works include the stylistic drama Lá Breá Chuige, Ros na Rún, and the IFTA-winning creative documentary, Páidí Ó Sé-Rí an Pharóiste (TG4). Her writing credits include the drama series Seacht (BBCNI/TG4), Ros na Rún (TG4), Fair City (RTÉ), and the RTÉ/Filmbase short, Cured. In post-production is her self-penned short Dead Leaf Moth – a black comedy about a sociopath whose subtle manipulations upset the balance of power. She’s currently developing her first feature, Mother’s Day, a stylistic black comedy about a carer who loses her mind while caring for someone who is literally losing theirs.
New ideas excite her and she’s deeply passionate about getting to the heart of complex, bold and quirky stories. It’s a joy for her to connect with actors and to explore with them a character’s journey, to reach and reveal the magic at the heart of everything. She’s committed to working with imaginative teams to direct challenging stories that make a difference.
Dead Leaf Moth/2017/The Lir Academy – Short Film (WRITER/DIRECTOR)
Kitty creates all kinds of chaos when it’s revealed she tried to kill herself. Or did she? (Post-production)
Eipic/2016/Magamedia/TG4/BAI - 6 x Comedy-Musical Drama Series (DIRECTOR)
Five misfits in a one-horse town take over their local abandoned post office and start a musical revolution.
Rúbaí /2013 /Irish Film Board/Magamedia - Short Film (DIRECTOR)
A little girl claims she’s an atheist and refuses to make her Holy Communion.
Páidí Ó Sé–Rí an Pharóiste/2013/Magamedia/TG4/BAI – Creative Documentary (DIRECTOR)
Authored documentary recounting the life of a legendary Gaelic footballer as told by his community.
Lá Breá Chuige/2013/Ga Gealaí/ROSG/TG4/BAI - Drama (DIRECTOR)
Stylistic drama about an elderly man’s quest for human warmth in a world of loneliness.
Ros na Rún/2008-2017/Eo Teilifís/Tyrone Productions/TG4 – Continuing Drama (DIRECTOR)
Continuing drama based in the West of Ireland that revolves around the domestic and professional lives of its characters.
Cured/2011/Filmbase/RTÉ - Short Film (WRITER)
A quirky love story about an OCD-suffering butcher and her quest to find love.
Fair City/2011-2013/RTÉ – Continuing Drama (WRITER)
RTÉ’s flagship continuing drama series. Storywriter on various blocks.
Seacht/2007/Eo Teilifís/Stirling/Tyrone Productions/ BBCNI & TG4 - Drama Series (WRITER)
Edgy drama about the exploits of a group of first-year performing arts students in Belfast. Writer Episodes 1, 2 & 8.
Ros na Rún/2000-2010/Eo Teilifís/Tyrone Productions/TG4/Drama Series (WRITER)
Zebbie Award Nominee for Best TV Script 2007.
Oireachtas na Gaeilge Awards (Best TV Series)
Celtic Media Awards 2017 (Best Drama Series)
IFTA 2016 (Best Director Soap & Comedy)
IFTA 2016 (Best Children’s & Youth)
Babel Film Festival 2015 (Best Short – Jury Award)
Cleveland International Film Festival 2015 (Programmer’s Choice Award)
Foyle Film Festival 2014 (Best Irish Short)
32nd Alé Kino Children’s International Film Festival 2014 (Best Short – Children’s Jury)
Belfast Film Festival 2014 (Best Short)
Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival 2014 (Best Short - Audience Award)
Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2014 (Best of Fest & Best Drama)
Galway Film Fleadh 2013 (Best First Short)
Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival 2013(Best Irish Short)
Emden- Norderney Film Festival, Germany 2014 (Best Short)
Tribeca Film Festival 2014
IFTA 2014 (Best Short)
Páidí Ó Sé-Rí an Pharóiste
Celtic Media Awards 2015 (Spirit of the Festival Award)
IFTA 2014 (Best Sports Documentary)
Oireachtas na Gaeilge Media Award 2014 (Best TV Programme)