-1st place award - Is the Taliban's return the end of music in Afghanistan
-Featured Interviewee - Converted - i-D Vice (about my experience of going undercover to a gay conversion therapy group)
-Featured Expert - 'Converted' an RTE documentary about conversion therapy (about my experience of going undercover to a gay conversion therapy group)
-"What the direct provision system means for LGBT+ Asylum Seekers" shown as part of a screening of documentaries about activism in Ireland, Gaze Film Festival, Dublin
-How Berlin's LGBT-friendly mosque deradicalises Muslim youth Winner -My Hero - Short Film Award (2019) 2nd Place Humanitarian Category
-The belly dancer donning a beard to protest LGBT abuse in Egypt - My Hero - Short Film Award (2018) 3rd Place Humanitarian Category
I'm a quick-minded, creative problem solver that's honed his skills while working in film, documentary, print and online. I love challenges, cinema, design and the satisfaction of getting the job done. I have a passion for human rights, journalism, politics, music, documentary, film and the arts. I'm also very tech-savvy with a lot of specialist in experience (predominantly in film editing, documentary productions and design).
I currently work on the multimedia team in the Thomson Reuters Foundation. There I shoot and produce video from promotional films, short form documentaries and online content. Normally with a turnover of two a week. I also work closely with the Foundation's in-house and international journalists, our TrustLaw division and our Communications Team (organising and helping develop media content). I'm fully capable across all of Adobe Creative Suite and very comfortable in inDesign, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop with a proficiency in Illustrator.
My work has been shown on the Irish Times, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Internazionale, The Paper, Zinc, Zag, Openly News, GCN, AJ+ and the Advocate.
Previous experience in the UK has seen me work in both the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as a publications assistant (working with ODI's 12 programmes on a variety of publications materials as well as occasionally working on video content) and busy media company TCOLONDON as publishing & gallery assistant / office manager.
While in Ireland I worked as a production coordinator for POP4 (an Irish language television pop show), an online and digital manager for 'Digital Biscuit' a now yearly event run by The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, a researcher for a documentary made about human rights abuse in Azerbaijan and a development intern and administrator for Executive Producer James Mitchell.
I've also maintained a healthy freelance career, working as a press and PR agent for a series of films made about the CERN Institute, completing post-production administrative deliverables across a series of documentary films for C4, BBC and The Irish Film Board (I Am Breathing, The Road - A Story of Life and Death, The End of the Counter) and writing for a cultural outlets like Little White Lies, Huck Magazine, Candid Magazine and the Quietus.
How Berlin's LGBT-friendly mosque deradicalises Muslim youth Winner -My Hero - Short Film Award (2019) 2nd Place Humanitarian Ca, The belly dancer donning a beard to protest LGBT abuse in Egypt - My Hero - Short Film Award (2018) 3rd Place Humanitarian Categ, Winner Student Journalist of the Year Smedias 2011
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Cormac O'Brien has been a Contributor since 21st July 2021.