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Sinead O’Shea is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist.
Her first feature documentary A Mother Brings her Son to be Shot premiered at the London Film Festival and was one of the most successful documentary releases in Irish cinemas of 2018. The Oscar nominated director Joshua Oppenheimer is executive producer.
A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot won a Special Mention Award at the Warsaw Film Festival and has been nominated for a FACT Award at CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Maysles Observational Documentary Award at the Belfast Film Festival and Best Feature Documentary at the EBS Documentary Film Festival in South Korea and the Budapest Film Festival.
Previously Sinead covered Ireland for The New York Times. She has also directed and produced films with Al Jazeera English, BBC, Channel 4 and RTE. She won an Irish Media Justice Award for Lives in Limbo with The Irish Times and an IFTA for Sampler with RTE. In 2018 Sinead was named as one of the top 10 European female filmmakers to watch by the European Film Promotion network and Sydney Film Festival.
At present Sinead is developing her first drama feature. She is also developing further documentary work on post conflict situations with the help of Screen Ireland and contributes to the Guardian and The New York Times.