Film Director and Writer
Seán Breathnach is an Irish film director, writer and editor. His award winning films have been screened at film festivals all over the world. His debut feature film "Beyond the Woods" was released in 2018 to critical acclaim, and it was Empire Magazine's DTV must see in the June 2018 edition of the magazine.
Seán Breathnach graduated from NUI Galway with a degree in Law and Economics. He has written scripts for TV shows which were optioned by production companies in the UK. Sean has directed over a dozen short films. He has collected awards for his films nationally and internationally. His work has been showcased in the Irish embassy in London as an example of contemporary Irish film making, and he has served internationally on film festival juries. He is a founder member of “Egomotion”, a website and forum set up to encourage film-making in the south of Ireland. His debut feature film, “Beyond the Woods”, picked up awards for Best International Feature Film in Montreal and London and is being distributed globally by Left Films in the UK. He enjoys damn fine coffee and good conversation.
“Honours & Awards”
Winner: Best Feature Film Canada’s World International Film Festival Montreal 2017
Winner: Best International Feature Film UVHFF London 2016
Winner: Indie Cork Creative Cork Best Short Film 2015
Winner: LIT Film Festival Best Sound 2013
Winner: Earwig Arts Festival Audience Award Best Film 2010
Nominated: Limerick Film Festival Best Artistic 2015
Nominated: LIT Film Festival Best Director 2013
Nominated: LIT Film Festival Best Drama 2012
Finalist: http://www.shortsnonstop.com/ 2011
Quarter Finalist: Fresh Voices Competition 2011
Semi-Finalist: Free Screenplay Competition 2009/2010
Quarter Finalist: Screenwriters Expo Competition 2007