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Kevin Duffy

Kevin Duffy

MA Video and Television Production (Bournemouth University)


P: +353-1-4023227
Campus: Aungier Street

Kevin Duffy is a Lecturer in Media Practice and digital filmmaker with over fifteen-years experience in analogue and digital production in both documentary and narrative. With a varied portfolio of moving and still image work his particular areas of expertise are camera and non-linear editing. He has directed, shot and edited numerous documentary films that have received television broadcast and festival screening in various European countries. Since 2003 he has been lecturing on the BA Media Arts programme at DIT, designing and delivering practice-based modules in both documentary and narrative production. His research areas of interest focus on the emergence of Northern Irish society in this post-conflict era. He is a core member of ‘Borderlines’, a collaborative research project currently recording the life experiences and images of people living in the border region between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Some of the documented testimony from this ongoing research project has been published in the book Borderlines: Personal Stories and Experiences from the Border Counties (2007), with a more comprehensive collection to be made available in a DVD-Rom, providing a digital archive of both oral and pictorial evidence to be completed by April 2009. He is also working as a lecturer/practitioner on a migrant media education programme in conjunction with INTRFACE based at the University of Ulster campus in Belfast. In addition to his teaching and research work he continues to be an active documentary practitioner with a number of film projects in development. He co-ordinated and delivered digital video workshops on the CTMP postgraduate summer school with New York University, ‘The Global City and Media Ethnography’ (2006-7).

Selected Publications

Borderlines: Personal Stories and Experiences from the Border Counties (with Anthony Haughey, Trish Lamb, Peter McKee and Mary McAnulty). Dublin: Gallery of Photography.

Selected Production Work


Ballymun Lullaby (Director of Photography): A feature length documentary following the journey of a school choir from Ballymun, Dublin as they record a CD for Christmas release with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. Premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, February 2011.

Directed by Frank Berry for Pulp Productions.

Festival Screenings:

Celtic Film Festival, Wisconsin, USA.
San Francisco Irish Film Festival, USA.
Irish Reels Festival, Seattle,USA.
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada.
Broadcast on RTE 1 (3 June and 11 November)

Irish Film Institute, 16-22 December.
Director's Guild of America Theatre, Los Angeles, USA.
DOC NYC, New York, USA.
Corona Cork Film Festival, Ireland.
Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland.
Motovun Film Festival, Croatia.
Winner of the Director's Guild of America 'Directors Finder' series 2011, facilitated by the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.

Into the Light (24 mins, Director of Photography): A 'behind the scenes' documentary about the staging of the opera 'The Magic Flute'. The film charts the trials, tribulations and hopes of the cast and crew as they attempt to stage this lavish opera. Broadcast on RTE 2.

Directed by Frank Berry as an independent production.

A Life That’s Good (24 mins Camera/Editor): An intimate portrait of a retired Polish High School principal, Wladyslawa Gaweda, who lived through the Nazi invasion in 1939, the post war Communist era, its demise in the 1990s and the rise of contemporary Polish society.

Directed, Produced and Co-Edited by Aska Tarach as an independent production.

Being Here (35 mins, Camera/Editor): A documentary following a young Polish woman back to her home city of Krakow, where she seeks to understand her own migration through the experiences of Irish and British nationals that have moved there and made that city their home.

Directed by Aska Tarach. Produced as part of the Whose Voice Is It Anyway? By Anthony Haughey and Susanne Bosch, Interface/University of Ulster.

CASA (26 mins, Camera): An exploration of the lives of residents at a Dublin-based care home. Told through their personal recollections and those of their carers, this documentary examines this charitable organisation’s philosophy of allowing severely handicapped adults the dignity of living as full a life as possible within the community.

Digital Communities (26 mins, Camera/Editor): A film about a community-based project attempting to provide greater access to and understanding of computer technology in working class estates in Dublin.

10K To Belarus (52 mins, Camera/Editor): A film following the student representatives of all the Irish Universities and Third Level colleges on a fact-finding mission to post Chernobyl Belarus. Screened at ECOFILMS-Rodos International Film and Visual Arts Festival, Rhodes.

Fanfare For Ballymun (26 mins, Camera/Editor): A film about a project designed to promote hope and self-confidence in primary school pupils through a Wind Band Project in Ballymun. Broadcast on TG4.

Far Away From Here (20 mins, Director, Camera/Editor): A film about the growth and development of the Irish community in Britain. Screened at Foyle Film Festival (1999) and West Belfast Film Festival (2000).

Keeping Faith (5 mins, Director, Camera/Editor): A film about a woman from the Northern Ireland town of Lisburn who joined the Hare Krishna community at the age of sixty-three. Broadcast on UTV and screened at Foyle Film Festival (1997).

Day-By-Day (20 min, Camera/Editor): A film about a Derry-based community project supporting people living with HIV/Aids. Screened at Foyle Film Festival (1996) and Cinema Massimo Festival, Turin (1997).

The Bogside Artists (15 mins, Camera/Editor): A film about the internationally recognised group of political mural painters from Derry's Bogside district. Broadcast on XDF (Germany) and screened at Cinema Massimo Festival Turin (1997) and Foyle Film Festival (1996).

Derry's Other Walls (15, min Camera/Editor): A film about Derry's political mural culture.


Lies and Waves (26 min, Camera/Editor): A story about innocence and sanity. Broadcast on RTE and Channel 9 (Local TV- Derry and surrounding area).

Getting Close (5 min, 16 mm, Camera Assistant): A story about a woman’s obsession with the movements of a man. Is she a stalker or a hunter? Broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland (1998).

When The Dust Settles (5 min, 16 mm, Lighting Assistant): Landscape gardening has never been this much fun! Broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland (1998).

Borderland (20 min, 16 mm, Camera Assistant). Drama set in the border country of South Fermanagh and Cavan. Broadcast on Granada Television (1993) and winner of best Student Short-Royal Television Society.

Music Videos:

Eurovision 95 (15 min, Camera/Editor): A behind the scenes documentary following the filming of the video for Ireland's 1995 Eurovision entry. Screened on UTV.

Surf Buddy (3 mins, Camera/Editor). Screened on RTE2 and BBC2 Northern Ireland (1994).


LSI-Training Video (20 min, Camera/Editor): A corporate training video documenting ‘best practice’ techniques in dealing with juveniles in care homes.

North West Marketing (5 mins, Camera/Editor): A corporate video promoting the city of Derry in the European market.

Art and Design (15 min, Camera/Editor): Corporate video promoting the Art Department of NWIFHE. Commissioned by the Western Education and Library Board.

Working Together (20 min, Camera/Editor): Corporate video tackling the issue of sectarianism arising from the conflict in Northern Ireland. Commissioned by Belfast City Council.

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