Kieron J. Walsh studied Fine Art (sculpture) before studying film direction at the Royal College of Art in London. He has directed a variety of film and television projects with commercials ranging from Guinness, National Lottery, GE Money, Smithwicks, Kelloggs, Spar, Nissan, ISPCC, and many more. He has been nominated, and won, awards including – Cannes Lion, Kinsale Sharks, ICAD, Mobius, D+AD and IFTA nominated 8 times. Television projects include work for the BBC, Working Title, Channel 4, ITV and RTÉ, and includes the hit series The Young Person’s Guide to Becoming A Rockstar (C4) which won the Royal Television Society award for Best Series.
His first feature When Brendan Met Trudy written by Roddy Doyle premiered at TIFF along with a film for the acclaimed Beckett on Film series. Kieron also directed Kitchen starring Eddie Izzard and the first series of RAW before directing his second feature film Jump starring Nichola Burley, Martin McCann, Richard Dormer and Valene Kane which had its international Premiere at TIFF. It subsequently won the Cinema Without Borders award At the Palm Springs Film Festival. More recently he has directed The Psychopath Next Door for Sky starring Anna Friel, and in 2015 Rapt; a futuristic thriller drama series for RTE and the Irish Film Board which won the Raindance Critic’s Choice Award, and Best Actress at Vancouver Web-Fest.
Kieron co-conceived and directed The Savage Eye, a comedy sketch show for RTE starring David McSavage. Running for 4 seasons it was IFTA nominated three times for Best Entertainment Series, and won two Celtic Media Awards for Best Entertainment Series. Lately Kieron has directed the Childline spot Sad World for Ogilvy Dublin, winning two ICADs; a Black and White 1916 comedy My Life for Ireland and James Joyce, A Shout in the Street – a documentary for BBC and RTE.Book to work with Kieron