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Award-winning Filmmaker and Creative based in Dublin, Ireland.


1st Class Honors graduate of the National Film School, IADT Dun Laoghaire.

Successfully funded short film director and writer with credits including 

The Boy Murder (2015), The Lighthouse (2018) and Just Fine (2018). 

Driven and motivated team player who revels in the group dynamic.

Dedicated and industrious worker with excellent communication skills and a calm yet friendly outwards demeanor.

Proven leader with extensive experience in spearheading an array of creative projects and productions. 


Adept across both PC and Mac platforms and proficient in programs including Word, Excel, Photoshop and InDesign - among others.

*Please find full written CV available as a PDF at the bottom of this page.





I operate within a wealth of the programs associated with the Adobe Creative Suite, including:




    After Effects

    Media Encoder

Beyond Adobe software, I work extensively with and am proficient in the use of:

    Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint

    Avid Media Composer

    Da Vinci Resolve

    Google Drive/Dropbox 




Working heavily in the likes of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, I have - in the past - been hired in a freelance capacity to design and structure industry-standard production packages for various film productions in the process of seeking funding. 

In my capacity as a director and writer, I have also overseen the designs and graphics work for my own pitching submissions. A pack I designed for acquiring funding for The Lighthouse in 2017 was ultimately successful and the project was picked up through Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Another pack which is featured (right) was for an Irish Film Board (IFB) short film submission from early 2018. While the short did not receive funding, the production package efficiently expresses the proposed look and feel of the ambitious project with exciting and moody visuals.*  

As a director, I am also very heavily involved in the design process of the promotional materials relating to my work, in the past having designed the poster one-sheets for short films The Boy Murder, The Lighthouse and Just Fine (pictured below).

*Please note that some slides within these packs have certain sensitive contents omitted (ex. budgets, crew CV's, etc.)

Production package for The Lighthouse.

Production package for That Was Us, an IFB short film submission.


WINNER, Best Young Director, Student Work Category

ICAD & CPI Young Directors Awards 2016 | Dublin, Ireland


WINNER, Moneysupermarket Category

Nahemi-Kodak Student Commercial Awards 2015 | London, UK


© Ciarán Hickey 2018