Millie's Maxol Magic

Welcome to the world of Millie Walsh, a man who has worked in a petrol station all his life in the midlands of Ireland.

  • Conor English
  • Ethan Scally
  • Conor English
    Director of Photography
    The Rising of the Moon, Seen, The Bird Story, The Curb Queen, The Man with the Dyed Hair, Live Psychic
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Expository, Fly on the wall
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
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    Digital, Sony A7sii
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Director Biography - Conor English, Ethan Scally

Conor English is a lens-based artist practising in the Midlands of Ireland.

His work consists of visual art, photography, filmmaking and experimental video. He was born in Paisley, Scotland and moved to Mullingar, Co. Westmeath - Ireland at 12 years old. Conor graduated a BA Hons from Athlone Institute of Technology (TUS) in Visual Communications in 2014. He then travelled and worked internationally, including 2 years in Melbourne, Australia. He now lives in Mullingar with his wife, Emma and daughters, Millie and Penny. He is currently working from his studio space in Cuige Artist Studios in Mullingar town.

Conor and Ethan met in 2019 when Ethan invited Conor to join him and some friends in Amsterdam for the weekend to shoot a music video. Since then the pair have been making music videos, documentary shorts and social commentary videos online. They both enjoy the unexpected journey making films takes you on, never quite knowing where your going to end up.

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Director Statement

Conor is most interested in the ordinary, the familiar and the humour that often goes with it.

His work is often drawn to stories about the simplicities of life, understanding and relatability, and how these stories come from the most unlikely everyday characters and spaces.

The work relies on feeling and sense, and doesn’t follow conventional narrative story-telling practices but allows the viewer space to dream and imagine. Each project is approached through interest, compassion and an attempt to understand the importance of another's stories, ideas, thoughts, routines and actions.