Risteard O’Domhnaill


Email: richie.odonnell@gmail.com

Tel: +353 (0) 97 84602

Film Type: Live Action



I began filming on the Corrib story in late 2006 as a news cameraman. As someone also living locally, I felt that the true story of the locals living in the path of the pipeline was being lost among the hype, sensationalism and spin in the media. I, unwittingly, became drawn in by the dignity and intelligence of these people and over the next 3 years followed them in their daily lives, while at the same time researching into the historical and political reasons as to why this project was so controversial. I was amazingly privileged, not to mention unbelievably lucky, to have been there to record practically all of the key events over those 3 years, and experience at first hand how the locals responded to challenges of Goliath proportions. I have a degree in Theoritical Physics from Trinity College Dublin but I feel my education only began the day I stepped foot in Rossport!



The Pipe

(Documentary) 2010



The Pipe


Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2012 Nominated, Golden Award

Medium Film



Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2010 Nominated, Green Screen Award Jury Special Mention



Cinema for Peace Awards 2011

Nominated, International Green Film Award



Foyle Film Festival 2010 Won, Best Documentary


Galway Film Fleadh 2010, Won, Documentary Award

Best Irish Feature Documentary


Irish Film and Television Awards 2011 Won, IFTA Award

Best Documentary


Jaipur International Film Festival 2012 Won, Feature Film

Red Rose Award



Maverick Movie Awards 2011 Nominated, Maverick Movie Award Best Director


Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011 Nominated, John Schlesinger Award



Reykjavik International Film Festival 2011 Won, Environmental Award