Paula is an award winning filmmaker whose work in documentary is informed by an interest in social justice, the environment, language and culture. Her passion is creative documentary because of the myriad possibilities for telling stories in ways that stretch the boundaries of form and genre. An Dubh in Gheal: Assimilation featuring Louis de Paor, explores the complex relationship between indigenous Australians and the Irish in Australia, winning the Radharc Award in 2o014. Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion is a critically acclaimed creative portrait of the revolutionary Irish poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi.
A feature of Paula's work is the exploration of the possibilities for visualising poetry on film. She recently created Ireland's first narrative-led VR 360 film, I am Galway 2020 as Filmmaker in Residence for Galway's successful bid for European Capital of Culture in 2020. A cinematic and poetic vision of Galway for the 21st century. She is currently working on new transmedia and immersive film projects.
Paula's work has been shown at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin; Female Eye Film Festival Toronto; Irish Film Festival Sydney; Cuala Festival New York; Capital Irish Film Festival Washington DC; Cork Film Festival; Galway Film Festival , Screen4All 360 Film Festival Paris and many more.
I am Galway 2020 (VR 360)
Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion, Poems of Máire Mhac an tSaoi
AN DUBH INA GHEAL (ASSIMILATION)
RADHARC NA RÚISE
A BURNING QUESTION
An Dubh ina Gheal
2014 award at the Prix Circom for European Regional TV
2014 nominated for a Golden Torc Award, Celtic Media Festival.
2014 nominated for Program of the Year, Irish Language Media Awards.