Michael O'Connor

© Gerrit Schulze
© Gerrit Schulze

Director / producer


Sleeping Dogs is the first feature film from Michael O'Connor. With a background in engineering and architecture, Michael began his filmmaking career by attending a series of acting workshops and taking part in a scripwriting course run by NYU in Dublin.


Having discovered his passion for filmmaking he went on to write and direct numerous short films, Letter (2004), Papa's Angel (2005), Ghost Painting (2006), as well as a trailer for an upcoming project.


Since setting up Shakedown Films with Ninon he has concentrated on developing feature film projects. One of his key interests is in experimenting with new ways to tell stories and reach audiences.