MIA MULLARKEY /// FILM DIRECTOR
I studied philosophy and psychology and worked as a dancer and an Applied Behavioural Analyst for a time. My academic focus was the mind-body problem and recording brain waves to document visual perception. I'm still passionate about consciousness and neurology, but I love filmmaking even more and an artistic path called to me. After working in Sri Lanka, India and Peru, creating theatre and film projects with street-children, I moved to Dublin to become a filmmaker.
I've since directed a number of short films which have screened worldwide and garnered over 30 awards. My projects have covered stories such as the Mother & Baby Home atrocity in Galway, a potential cure being developed for Parkinson's Disease, taxi drivers rescuing young men from suicide, an elderly lady imprisoned by the national Electricity Supply Board for protecting her forest. Alongside my own projects I direct commercial and music videos and am the 2018/ 2019 Filmmaker in Residence with Dublin International Film Festival and The Digital Hub. I tutor film workshops/ courses, most recently Screen8, and occasionally give documentary masterclasses/ lectures.