Pat Collins

 

Company: Harvest Films

Address: Co.Corck, Ireland

E-mail: harvestfilms@eircom.net

Tel: +353 (0) 28 20799

Bio

 

Pat Collins has directed over 25 films. His first film ‘Michael Hartnett, Necklace of Wrens’ won the Jury Award at the Celtic Film Festival in 2000. Since then he has directed ‘Talking to the Dead’ which centred on the Irish funeral tradition. This was followed by ‘Oiléan Thoraí’, which won the Best Irish Documentary Award in 2003. The French company MK2 picked up ‘Abbas Kiarostami – The Art of Living’ for international distribution in 2004.

 

 

He has directed documentaries on the Irish writer Frank O’ Connor, the poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and the Connemara based writer and cartographer Tim Robinson. His film John McGahern: A Private World won ‘Best Irish Documentary’ at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2005. The feature documentary Gabriel Byrne: Stories from Home was completed in 2009 and the film essay What We Leave in Our Wake in 2011. He completed his first feature film Silence in 2012 and it was released in the UK by New Wave Films.

 

 

In 2013 he completed a short film called What Remains co-directed with Tadhg O’Sullivan and which was funded by the Arts Council. He also completed a short experimental film ‘Fathom’ which he directed with Sharon Whooley. He has just completed a feature documentary ‘Living in a Coded Land’ which won Best Irish Documentary at Dublin Film Festival 2014.

Filmography

 

LIVING IN A CODED LAND

2014

 

FATHOM

2013

 

WHAT REMAINS

2013

 

SILENCE

2012 – Feature

 

WHAT WE LEAVE IN OUR WAKE

2010

 

GABRIEL BYRNE: STORIES FROM HOME

2008

 

PILGRIM

2008 – Short

 

NA DUGGANA

2007 – Documentary – 24min

 

AR THÓIR LOGAINMNEACHA

2007 – Documentary – 24min

 

DAVID MARCUS

2007 – Documentary – 24min

 

NUALA NÍ DHOMHNAILL

2006 – Documentary – 52min

 

REBEL COUNTY

2006 – Documentary – 52min

 

CATHAIR CHORCAÍ

2005 – Documentary – 52min

 

SUNDAYS IN IRELAND

2005 – Documentary -48min

 

JOHN MCGAHERN: A PRIVATE WORLD

2005 – Documentary – 52min

 

BEYOND THE DARK MOUNTAIN

2005 – Documentary – 26min

 

MAROONED

2004 – Documentary – 52min

 

FRANK O’CONNOR: THE LONELY VOICE

2003 – Documentary – 52min

 

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: THE ART OF LIVING

2003 – Documentary – 52min

 

OILEÁN THORAÍ

2002 – Documentary – 52min

 

IDIR NA LÍNTE

2001 – 24min

 

TALKING TO THE DEAD

2000 – Documentary – 52min

 

MICHAEL HARTNETT: NECKLACE OF WRENS

1999 – Documentary – 40min

 

UNSATISFIED PILGRIMAGE

Documentary

Awards

 

Living in a Coded Land

 

2014 Best Irish Documentary, Dublin Film Festival

 

John McGahern: A Private World

 

2005 Best Documentary, Irish Film and Television Awards

 

Marooned

 

2006 Best Arts Documentary, Celtic Film and Television Festival

 

Abbas Kiarostami: The Art of Living

 

2005 Best Sports Documentary, Irish Film and Television Awards

 

Oileán Thoraí

 

2003 Best Sports Documentary, Celtic Film and Television Festival

 

Michael Hartnett: A Necklace of Wrens

 

1999 Best Documentary Award (2nd Place), Galway Film Fleadh

 

Best Documentary, Irish Film and Television Awards

 

Special Jury Award, Celtic Film and Television Festival

 

Nomination Best Documentary, Irish Film and Television Awards