Mini Bio (1)
Declan has directed some of the top rated shows on Irish Television including the critically acclaimed "Pure Mule" (RTE) winner of 5 IFTA's including Best Director; Best Drama IFTA winner "The Running Mate" (TG4), and "Scúp" (TG4/BBC) Nominated best Irish Language IFTA. The Irish Times wrote "Pure Mule" had "spectacularly raised the bar for Irish television drama" while "The Running Mate" was described as "Truly marvelous...A political drama with balls". His debut feature film, "Eden", was the closing film at the 2008 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival winning Eileen Walsh the Best Actress Award for her role. The New York Times described it as"Exquisitely tuned to the terrors of approaching middle age" and was a New York Times "critics pick". His film "The Truth Commisioner" (2016) was nominated for Best Drama at the 2016 Celtic Media Awards. The Observer (UK) called it "Resonant, electric drama". His film "The Flag" was released in cinemas in 2016 and was the number one film screened on Irish TV on Christmas Day of that year, capturing a third of all viewers. Recent TV credits include episodes of "The South Westerlies" (RTE/Acorn TV) and "Red Election" (Mopar Studios/Viaplay/A+E).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Reckless Films