Ruth Meehan

 

Email: ruthameehan@gmail.com

Tel: +353 (0)86 8564243 / +353 (0)1 454 1325

Address: 3 Monkstown Road, Monkstown, Dublin

Film Type: Live Action

Bio

 

Ruth Meehan is a writer director who has been producing award winning work for both film and television in Ireland and Britain since 1998. She is a graduate of both Dublin City University (BA hons in Communications) and of the NFTS in Beaconsfield, UK (MA in screenwriting) where her short film Numb, received a special commendation at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

 

In 2002 Ruth wrote and directed the short film And The Redman Went Green for Universal Studios, London. The film has won five major prizes; the Special Jury Prize at the Tehran Film Festival, the Prix Canal+ at Brest and the DepicT! ’06 Award at the Encounters Short Film Festival in the UK and the Kodak Prize, Raindance festival, UK.

 

Over the past decade Ruth has directed award winning documentaries including the groundbreaking What In The World series for RTE which won a Radhard award in 2006 for her documentary on Child Labour in India. She was a co-director on Imagining Ulysses’, an RTÉ/Blueprint Pictures, feature length documentary which won the top prize, Gold Hugo Award for Arts and Culture, at the esteemed Chicago Intercom Film Festival.

 

Along with her documentary work, Ruth has also developed three feature films with development funding from the Irish Film Board; Music By Water, (2002), West Of Eden, (2005) and The Silent One (2010). In 2011 Ruth was commissioned to write the feature film Raven On The Wing for Bedlam Productions London (The King’s Speech). In 2012 she was a recipient of the Screen Director’s Guild Arri Alexa award writing and directing The Measure Of A Man and received the Film Offaly award in 2013 to direct and adaptation of Clare Keegan’s award winning short story Men And Women which is currently screening on RTE’s Shortscreenstrand.

Filmography

 

THE MEASURE OF A MAN

2013

 

THE SILENT ONE

2010 – Feature

 

MASTERS NOT PARTNERS

2007 – TV Documentary – 25min

 

THE PRIVATISATION OF PATAGONIA

2007 – TV Documentary – 25min

 

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

2007 – TV Show – 4 x 25min

 

NIOS GAELLI…

2007 – TV Series – 4 x 25min

 

ART’S LIVES – ART FOR SALE

2006 – Documentary – 52min

 

WEST OF EDEN

2005 – Feature

 

ART’S LIVES – STEALING BEAUTY

2005 – Documentary – 52min

 

WHAT IN THE WORLD

2004 – Documentary Series – 5 x 25min

 

IMAGINING ULYSSES

2004 – Documentary – 52min

 

MINIMUM WAGE

2004 – Commercial – 30sec

 

WHEN THE RED MAN WENT GREEN

2003 – Drama – 100sec

 

MUSIC BY WATER

2002 – Feature

 

BITTER AUTUMN, BRIGHT WINTER

Drama – 20min

Awards

 

 

And The Red Man Went Green

 

2006 Winner of the Depict Short film award

 

2006 Radharc Award for documentary on Child labour in India

 

2004 Kodak Prize, Raindance festival, UK

 

2003 Winner of the Special Jury Prize for best short film, Tehran Film Festival, Iran

 

2003 Winner of Canal Plus prize, Brest Film Festival