CEO and Producer at Dolmen Films, an Irish film production company whose mission is to professionally showcase Irish creativity and provide quality entertainment through unique, thoughtful storytelling for the domestic and international market.
By the age of 19, I was managing bars and restaurants in the borderland city of El Paso, Texas, where I was raised. After receiving a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a focus on Business Computer Systems, I launched a successful career as an independent consultant in the retail banking software industry, helping several of the top 50 American banks to meet their needs by providing software solutions to help their business from concept to implementation.
I honed my ability to manage large teams, create collaboration bridges between different corporate silos, and excel in client satisfaction over the course of 20 years. In 2012, my family and I relocated to Galway, Ireland permanently and, in 2019, I left the IT world to pursue the passion of my youth: acting and, ultimately, filmmaking.
Dolmen Films was founded by Turlough O'Cinneide (a producer, writer, and director) in 2016. He gave me an offer to assist with his work and since then we have gathered together a large collaborative team of professional filmmakers who share the same vision and purpose as we do. Together we have managed to create some special films and documentaries.
Best Cinematography Nominee
The Cathedral
Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival
International Publishing Agency
2022
Audience Choice Award
The Cathedral
Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival
International Publishing Agency
2022
Best Actor of the Festival
The Cathedral
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2022
Best Film Finalist
The Cathedral
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2022
Best Short Documentary
Born From Fire
Europe Film Festival
Amsterdam
2022
Princeton Tiger Award
Born From Fire
Nassau Film Festival
Princeton, New Jersey
2022
Honourable Mention - Best Acting
The Cathedral
London International Monthly Film Festival
London
Honourable Mention - Best Short Film
The Cathedral
London International Monthly Film Festival
London
Best Short Film
The Cathedral
Cosmic Film Festival
Florida
Best Horror/Mystery
The Cathedral
Reale Film Festival
Cinisello Balsamo
Best Original Idea - Nominee
Born From Fire
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Best Editing - Nominee
Born From Fire
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Best Documentary Short - Nominee
Born From Fire
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Honorable Mention - Best Editing
Born From Fire
Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
Athens
Honorable Mention - Best Cinematography
Born From Fire
Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
Athens
Honorable Mention - Best Documentary
Born From Fire
Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
Athens
Honorable Mention - Best Documentary Short
Born From Fire
Art Film Awards
Skopje
Semi-Finalist - Best Documentary Short
Born From Fire
Rotterdam Independent Film Festival
Rotterdam
Best Documentary
Born From Fire
Paradise Film Festival
Budapest
Best Documentary Short Film
Born From Fire
Istanbul Film Awards
Istanbul
Best Documentary
Born From Fire
International Symbolic Art Film Festival
St. Petersburg
Finalist
Law of Retribution (mobile short)
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival 2021
Kosice
Finalist
Law of Retribution (mobile short)
Prague International Monthly Film Festival 2021
Prague
Honorable Mention
Law of Retribution (mobile short)
Berlin Flash Film Festival 2020
Berlin
Jury Special Best Mobile Film
Law of Retribution (mobile short)
Europe Film Festival 2020
London
College
New Mexico State University
Bachelor of Business Administration - Business Computer Systems
19982001
Birth Date
July 22, 1975
Nickname
Joe
Birth City
Dallas, TX
Current City
Galway, Ireland
Hometown
El Paso, TX
Height
5'11"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
European-Caucasian
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Cancer
"Get busy living or get busy dying"
CEO and Producer at Dolmen Films, an Irish film production company whose mission is to professionally showcase Irish creativity and provide quality entertainment through unique, thoughtful storytelling for the domestic and international market.