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Writer/Director
Conor McDermottroe

Producers
Hermann Florin
Edwina Forkin
Tom Maguire

Director of Photography
Alexander du Prel

Art director
Padraig O'Neil

Costume designer
Joan O’Clery

Occi
Martin McCann

Bridget

Jodie Whittaker

Mary
Marcella Plunkett

Michael Byrne
Gerald McSorley

Doctor Scanlon
Owen Roe

Conor McDermottroe - Writer & Director
Sligo native Conor McDermottroe, has worked in a variety of theatre, film and television roles. In his teens he started with the Irish Theatre Company as an ASM then worked at The Abbey, Druid Theatre Company, The Gate Theatre Dublin and The Royal National Theatre as an actor. He spent 10 years in Australia, appearing in a number of award-winning TV and film productions as well as directing for theatre.

Conor started writing in 1999. His first two screenplays were selected for Moonstone International Screenwriter Workshops. His first stage play was translated into German and Swedish and has been produced in many different countries. Amongst other stage and screenplays currently in development, Conor wrote and directed three short films, the last of which won best film at the Venice International Short Film Festival. In July 2009 Conor finished his first feature film SWANSONG. STORY OF OCCI BYRNE. He is currently working on a Working Class, Culture Clash Comedy called SLIGO JIHAD. Earlier this year his play THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE received its world premier in Boston and is transferring to New York. His new stage plays, DIVERTED FLIGHT and DAWNHURST are in development with different theatre companies.

Awards include: Best film at the Venice International Short Film Festival 2005 A WOMAN'S HAIR. Special commendation at Kerry Film Festival 2006, SQUADDIE. Runner Up in Best Irish Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh July 2009 SWANSONG - STORY OF OCCI BYRNE.


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