THEATRE, FILM & TELEVISION
Deirdre is an award winning screenwriter and has written for theatre, film, television and radio.
Her play The Lost Souls Party toured N. Ireland as part of Terra Nova’s Arrivals 2 production in spring 2015 and her play No Paths That Are Ending toured Northern Ireland as part of Terra Nova’s Arrivals production in spring 2014. Her first full length play was longlisted for both the Papatango New Writing Prize 2017 and the Old Vic 12 in 2016.
Her short film Two Little Boys was filmed in 2012 as part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Short Steps Scheme and was selected for The Belfast Film Festival 2013.
She has written for RTE’s Fair City and award winning Irish teen drama Seacht. She was a top ten finalist in the inaugural Red Planet Prize, won the Claddagh Films Script Award and was a winner in the BBC Writersroom Undercover competition for staff.
She was one of 12 writers from across the UK selected for Channel 4’s Screenwriting Course in 2011. She developed an original pilot script and had a script reading at Channel 4.
She reached the top 20 shortlist for the BBC College of Comedy. She was also shortlisted for Northern Ireland Screen’s Low Budget Fiction Fund, RTE’s Storyland Online Drama Competition and BBC1’s Brief Encounters scheme.
She also worked as a storyline writer for RTE’s Fair City
Deirdre’s short comedy Keeping Mum was selected for BBCNI Comedy’s Funny Bones scheme and produced for Radio Ulster. She has also written sketches for The Ulster Way series.
Deirdre was a finalist in the Live At 3/Royal Live Assurance Creative Writing Awards and has had stories published in Avaganda, Figments and Women’s Way.
Deirdre worked as a script editor with the BBC for 8 years, working in both Drama and Comedy.