Music Composition

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Exhibitionists: Road to the RHA

Exhibitionists: Road to the RHA is an hour-long documentary directed by Hilary Fennell for RTE One, following seven artists who are hoping to have work selected from the competitive open call. Out of over 2,500 works submitted to the open call only 300 or so are selected. For the first time ever, cameras have been allowed behind-the-scenes at the 196-year-old Royal Hibernian Academy, including access to the judging process for the exhibition fondly known as ‘The Annual’.

Link: Exhibitionists on RTE player

Agency: Bang Bang Teo


Globally today, well over 1,000 wrongly convicted, incarcerated and exonerated people, are trying to put their stolen lives back together. Wrenched from their families, homes and communities, the wrongfully convicted suffer many forms of psychological trauma as a result of their imprisonment. Their problems are exacerbated upon release, where they struggle to reintegrate into society, reclaim normality, and carve out a stable existence. “Fallout” shows that the stigma of prison hovers over an innocent person almost as much as the guilty, and is part of an international effort to change this situation.

Link: Fallout on BBC

Agency: Bang Bang Teo

Anseo i Lár an Ghleanna

Since the foundation of our state, townlands and villages all across the western seaboard have been decimated by state neglect and in turn emigration. One of these townlands is Loch Con Aortha, situated at the foot of the impressive Cnoc Mordán in Conamara. Since the 1970’s the vigour of a vibrant close knit community, and it’s ancient folk culture have vanished, now life itself is disappearing from the village to the point it seems 21st century Ireland holds no place for it in its future. In this documentary, Anseo i lár an Ghleanna, director Seán Ó Cualáin tells the plight of his village, as its inhabitants realize that they themselves cannot save the village, but perhaps they can save its heritage. Above is the opening theme.

Link: TG4 Player

Agency: Mordán Films

Photo City

This Documentary Film directed by John Murphy and Traolach Ó Murchú had its premier at the IFI as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. It was funded by The Arts Council of Ireland under the Reel Art scheme.
Home to the Kodak company for over 125 years, Rochester, New York is a city uniquely defined by photography. ‘Photo City’ focuses on the lives of the city’s photographic and creative community as they struggle to maintain a link to their analogue past and to forge an identity in this new digital age. The film is a kind of ode to photography and I thoroughly enjoyed working on music with photography as a central theme. Above is the trailer.

Link: Photo City

Agency: Black Sheep Productions

The Pet Surgeons

The Pet Surgeons follows daily life in Gilabbey, an Irish animal hospital. A 6 part series for RTÉ1 TV,
the show is mainly warm and cuddly, like most of the pets that feature. Seriously impressive work they do in Gilabbey too.
Above is the trailer.

Agency: Gmarsh Tv

Far Out Isn't Far Enough - The Tomi Ungerer Story

An inspiring story of one man’s wild, lifelong adventure testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art.
I was thrilled to get to work on the original score for this Film, which won ; Best Documentary at Dublin International Film Festival, Best Documentary and the Documentary Audience Choice Award at Durban International Film Festival, Best Doc at the Nashville Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at Florida Film Festival, along with a bunch more awards. If you haven’t seen it yet – DO IT!


Agency: Corner Of The Cave Media


Had some fun doing this kids show that’s running daily now on RTE Jr. Great to work on something that the small people in our house can enjoy. Oh and that’s them shouting “Wildkids” at the end… “Join the Wildlife Warriors as they explore different habitats up and down the country, from the coast to the city, discovering the plants, animals, bugs, birds and bees that live around us. This insightful series gives parents and kids lots of ideas on how to explore the abundance of nature that surrounds us.”

Agency: Gmarsh Tv


This is the opening sequence from the excellent “Outsiders” documentary; a journey through the worlds of Eddie Cahill and Frank “Lucas” Quigley. It explores in depth what made them turn their backs on crime and discover a new world in which art became their saviour. Outsiders was screened on RTE1 and achieved very high audience ratings. It was selected as programme of the week in the Sunday Times, Sunday Independent and Irish Mail.

Agency: Bang Bang Teo

Sam Barry – Beyond the Baseline

Filmed over a two-year period, this observational documentary charts the trials and tribulations of Limerick native Sam Barry as he tries to break into the elite top 200 tennis players in the world. This is the less glamorous side of professional sport, but it is equally compelling in its own right. Directed by Craig Speer for eir Sport, it shows us the hard yards, the rites of passage that nearly every top level sportsman or woman has to go through to make it to the big time. It’s a story of endless travel, of anonymous hotel rooms and airport departure lounges, of gut-wrenching training sessions and matches in near-empty arenas.

Agency: Gmarsh Tv


I was delighted to collaborate with the fabulous dancer Katherine O’Malley on her first solo show BIAS – a work for the Dublin Dance Festival.
It shared a double bill with Liz Roche’s Time Over Distance Over Time at The Complex in Dublin – Dates May 18th – 21st and was co-presented by Live Collision and funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Tickets from or 01 6730660. The video was created by Mark Linnane, who also made this trailer. BIAS travels to Tipperary Dance Platform October 14th and Dance Limerick October 20th.

Agency: Liz Roche Company

Spiorad Iorrais / The Spirit of Erris

This six-part series tells the stories of the people who live and work in the Erris Gaeltacht in County Mayo. It takes an insightful look at the social fabric of this stunning natural environment, and follows different individuals to get a rare glimpse into what life is like in this beautiful part of the World.

Agency: Gmarsh Tv

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