Saturday, August 22, 2009
Bio and Filmography for producer/DOP Orla Russell-Conway...
Orla Russell-Conway is the Producer and D.O.P. of Henry & Sunny.
Orla studied English literature & Geography for her Primary BA from UCD, graduating in 1998. She then went on to graduate with first class honours MA in Film (Theory & Production) from DIT in 2002.
With numerous film and television credits to her name, primarily in camera and cinematography, including Director of Photography on the multi-award winning short film “Full Circle”, she has a strong background in film production.
She has worked for both the Miller Dublin Film Festival and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival for over 9 years, Orla has proven her skills not only in a filmmaking environment, but also in film exhibition and event management.
Orla founded and ran Dublin’s first ever regular short film screening series, Sunday Ghetto in 1999. In January 2006 she re-established Sunday Ghetto and ran a series of short-film screenings on a monthly basis throughout 2006, culminating in a high-profile grand final in December 2006, at which the Sunday Ghetto short film award for 2006 was adjudicated and awarded by a panel of filmmakers and industry professionals.
She has also recently worked with South Dublin County Council teaching filmmaking to several different community groups in Tallaght and South Dublin (2007 – 2009).
Orla’s talents as a gifted cinematographer and artist were recently recognized in her being awarded a substantial grant by the Arts & Disability Forum (an Arts Council of Ireland/Northern Ireland Arts Council joint-funded body), for the purchase of her own camera kit for the production of her own film projects. The first of these projects is Henry & Sunny made in collaboration with Writer/Director Fergal Rock.
“Henry and Sunny”, May 2009, (short), Henry & Sunny Films
Role: Producer & Director of Photography
“Johnny Splitz”, September 2008, (short), Killenarden Community School
Role: Creative & Technical Consultant
“Lovesick”, September 2004, (Short). Project Norma, Screenwriters Ink., Belfast,
Role: Co Director of Photography
“Foreign Exchange”, July 2004, (T.V. Series). Magma Films, Galway
Role: Camera Trainee
“Tom Waits Made Me Cry” , 2003, (Short). BigBad Films,100 Littlepace Woods,
“Bodyblow” , 2002, (Short). Schipa Films Ltd., 24 Lanesville, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
Role: Camera trainee
“Read, Write Now”, 2001-2, (Educational series). AV Edge, St. Augustine St., D. 8.
Role: Camera assistant
“Full Circle”, 2002, (Short). Media Production Unit, DIT, Aungier St., D. 2.
(Winner of the Jameson award for Best Irish Short, Cork Film Fest., 2003, Special Jury Prize and Best Actress Awards at The Cherbourg Irish & British Film Fest., 2003, The Orange and Kodak Award for Best Short Film at the Belfast Film Fest. 2004.)
Role: Director of Photography + Camera Operator
“The Greenhorn” 2002, (Short). Media Production Unit, DIT, Aungier St., D. 2.
Role: Post-Production Sound Editor + Gaffer
“Lost And Found” 2002, (Short). Media Production Unit, DIT, Aungier St., D. 2.
Role: Camera Operator + Post-Production Sound Editor
“Time Again” 2002, (Short). Media Production Unit, DIT, Aungier St., D. 2.
Role: Gaffer + Locations Assistant
“Boarderline” 2002, (Short). Media Production Unit, DIT, Aungier St., D. 2.
“A Man Of Few Words” 1999, (Short). Igloo Films, 11 Lr. Fitzwilliam St., D. 2.
Role: Production Co-ordinator