A graduate from the National Film School of Ireland, Ciaráns debut feature film Citadel won the coveted Midnighters Audience Award when it premiered at world renowned SXSW 2012. His film has since won many prestigious international prizes, such as the H.R Giger “Narcisse award” for Best Film at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland, Best Debut at The Galway Film Fleadh, Best Feature at the Mile High Horror Film Festival, Colorado and Best Director at PiFan in South Korea.
Upon joining Assembly, Ciarán wrote and directed a test commercial for PlayStation which won first place at the Young Directors Award at Cannes 2014, Best New Irish Director at the Kinsale Shark Awards 2014 and was nominated for the D&AD Next Director Award in 2015.
Most recently, Ciarán has just finished directing the horror sequel Sinister 2 which was released in August. He is currently directing the two hour pilot for the super natural drama “The Wilding.”