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Dermot Tynan

Dermot Tynan studied film in Northern California after emigrating from Galway in 1982. While at De Anza college, he wrote and directed the short film The Biscuit Eaters, and adapted the Walter Macken short story A Talk in the Dark for the screen. A Talk in the Dark went on to play in festivals in the US, the UK and Ireland. Michael Rose of Channel Four praised the film, stating it was finely directed, from a great script. He returned to Europe in the early nineties, and directed the short film The Lift in Suffolk in 1994, which played in festivals in Ireland.

Returning to Ireland, he formed the independent production company Claddagh Films and wrote directed his next film A Place in my Heart, which is just released and appearing in film festivals.

Most recently, he directed the short film Channel 31 from a script by Ken Armstrong.

Short film credits

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Channel 31

Ireland | Mar 2010 | 10:41
A tale of Cosmo, Emily & their recently-dead brother Felix.
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A Place in my Heart

United Kingdom | May 2009 | 20:29
Alec, a man in his early thirties, is confronted by memories of a happier past, one night on a park bench.
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The Lift

United Kingdom | Jul 1994 | 5:00
A boy is confronted by two girls in a hospital elevator.
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A Talk in the Dark

United States | 1992 | 10:00
A pregnant teenager and a lonely man meet by chance.
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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 15 Jan 2010