When not making beautiful content, Dermot describes himself, in his delightful Irish accent, as someone who watches 'an awful lot of film and television', Like any great artist, drawing inspiration from the great work he encounters.

Hailing from Dublin, Dermot is a contagiously enthusiastic filmmaker, radiating a passion for his craft that's hard to resist. His artistic prowess is deeply rooted in classical storytelling, and he possesses a remarkable ability to coax performances that tug at the heartstrings.

Dermot has firmly established himself as one of Ireland's most promising and likeable young filmmakers. His incredibly emotive Christmas commercial for RTE and The Late Late Toy Show not only touched hearts but also clinched the title of Ireland's favourite advertisement in 2020.

Dermot's debut feature film, 'King Frankie' premiered at the Dublin International Film Festival, where Screen Daily called it "Shakespearean." The film will be released in cinemas later in 2024.

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