Aaron Dunnleavy

Arron won Best New Director at Kinsale Sharks. And won a Gold Shark for Best short Documentary.

Arron was also recently chosen by the Sundance Festival as one of 15 breakthrough directors to mentor through their Ignite Fellowship.

Aaron has been shooting a feature length story about Alfie, which he is now editing. Alfie originally came out on BBC3 and received over 5 million views through Facebook in the first 3 days. So far it's been viewed over 20 million times and generated hundreds of thousands of interactions with young viewers.

Aaron is a story-teller from Blackburn and he often blends working with real people alongside actors, with unscripted and improvised performances, street casting and using non-professional young actors.

His first student short, Throw Me to the Dogs, won 10 awards on the festival circuit. It was distributed worldwide via MUBI, and awarded a 'Best of the Month' Staff Pick on Vimeo. His latest short film "Land Sharks" has also been winning multiple awards on the festival circuit.