Born in Dublin, he worked as a studio cameraman for RTÉ until 1973, when he became an independent filmmaker. His first film, Wheels (1976), was an adaptation of a story by John McGahern, and was followed by Our Boys (1980), a documentary about Christian Brothers education in Ireland. Pigs (1984), a black comedy for television set in a Dublin squat, featured music by Irish composer Roger Doyle. In 1995, Korea - also based on a McGahern story - won the Jury Prize at the Amiens Film Festival and the Asta Nielsen Award at the Copenhagen Film Festival, and came runner-up for best film at the Seattle Film Festival. More recently he produced Invisible World (1998), a documentary about a spiritual healer, and Love & Rage (1999), a full-length feature by Brian Lynch mixing romance and horror. He owns and runs a film and television production company, Forge Films.
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