First Cut! Youth Film Festival is delighted to announce that Shaun O’Connor is the festival special guest for 2021. On Saturday April 24th, Shaun will be presenting his acclaimed short films A White Horse and Mary, followed by an in-depth Q&A.
Shaun O’ Connor is a filmmaker whose work encompasses short films, music videos and television. His most recent short film, A White Horse, has won numerous awards, including Best Irish Film at the Oscar qualifying Foyle Film Festival.
Shaun has developed a diverse career over the past decade that includes commercial work (Lidl, Concern), animation (Yum Or Yuck), television (Republic of Telly, Ronanism), theatre, photography, and many short films and music videos. In 2017 he directed Mary, with the support of Screen Ireland’s Short Stories scheme. Shaun’s films have won awards at several international film festivals, including the Cork Film Festival, DC Shorts, Fastnet Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival, Kinsale Sharks, Richard Harris International Film Festival, the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival, and the Irish Music Television Awards. He is currently developing a feature film and a new TV series based on A White Horse.
More about Shaun O’Connor: shaunoconnor.com
A White Horse