DRIFTWOOD DOLL FILMS is an independent production company based in Dublin. Founded in the summer of 2014 by Eilís Abbott and Michael O’Dwyer, and collaborating with many up and coming writers and directors, DDF has produced the short films Contact, Same Time Same Place, Dead Inside, and The Betrayal, and associate produced well-regarded shorts and low budget features Dead Along the Way, Testimony, Terminal, Tae Talk, and Lead Us Not.
Along with its own film projects, Driftwood Doll Films look to support a diverse and inclusive selection of writers, producers, and directors through collaborations, low-cost media services, consultation, and associate producing. Driftwood Doll Films have many films to come out in 2016 and are developing independent film projects and helping nurture a new generation of passionate, ambitious film-makers.
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Starting in the summer of 2014, Eilís and Michael have produced self-funded drama Contact, written by Joe Lynch and directed by Stephen Brady, Sinead Ralston’s silent romantic comedy Same Time Same Place, executive produced feature film Lead Us Not (Alan & Anthony Mulligan), associate produced feature Dead Along the Way (Burnt Ice Picture, ORion Productions), short Testimony (Reckoner Productions, FoxRock Productions), and in December 2015 Michael co-wrote and directed Dead Inside, a short film about a self-destructive homeless young man’s solitary odyssey around Dublin. All will be on the Irish and international film festival circuits this year.
In a busy 2016, Driftwood Doll Films have already been involved in two well-publicised productions tackling important subject matter – co-producing writer / director Kamila Dydyna’s 25 minute LGBT drama The Betrayal on themes of domestic violence and sexual identity, and associate producing Betrayal co-director Natasha Waugh’s next short Terminal (Fight Back Films, Hopehapp Productions), a film which seeks to humanize the push for women’s reproductive rights.
With several feature film projects in development including true life thriller Turning Point, and Michael’s own female-led coming of age feature Driftwood Dolls, the company continues to drive independent grassroots film-making with a positive, progressive, and gender equal viewpoint.
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MICHAEL O’DWYER BIOGRAPHY
Screenwriter, Producer, and Director Michael O’Dwyer studied Film & Television Production at Ireland’s National Film School IADT with a particular love for cinematography and screenwriting. Putting his full focus on writing in 2010 as an original member of the WGI Dublin Screenwriters’ Group, Michael is now a highly regarded scriptwriter and editor and has recently worked in development on a prestigious upcoming Irish American feature film. Along with developing his own feature film projects within Driftwood Doll Films, he also works one on one with a number of independent Irish film-makers at every stage of the development process and gives production support to film projects by underrepresented voices in the industry.
Michael O’Dwyer, Driftwood Doll Films. Photo by Rafal Kostrzewa.
After a busy and productive two years with the company, producer EILIS ABBOTT is currently taking a break from film, and Driftwood Doll Films from April 2016 is being run by Michael.
DISCLAIMER : We cannot accept UNSOLICITED SCRIPTS / STORY IDEAS. Although Driftwood Doll Films works with new writers and directors, we are a small, self-funded, independent company working in collaboration to create our films.