Frank Berry

Academy Member

Born in Dublin, Frank started out his career teaching filmmaking at Colaiste Dhulaigh where he previously studied. Whilst working part time in the college, Frank began his professional career in filmmaking. In 2014, he released his debut feature film I Used To Live Here which he received the 'Best Irish First Feature' Award at the Galway Film Fleadh as well as an IFTA nomination for 'Best Film'.

In the past year, Frank has established himself as one of Ireland’s most exciting writer/director prospects following the release of the widely successful Michael Inside. Described as "powerful, moving and brilliantly acted" by the Sunday Independent, the film went on to win the Best Film award at the Irish Film and Drama Awards. Frank also picked up his first IFTA nomination in the Best Director category.


Awards & Recognition

Michael Inside
  • IFTA Winner, Best Film (2018)
  • IFTA Nominee, Best Screenplay - Film (2018)
  • IFTA Nominee, Best Director (2018)
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Jury Award Winner, Best Director (2018)
  • Galway Film Fleadh Feature Film Award Winner, Best Irish Feature Film (2017)
  • Cork International Film Festival, Audience Award Winner (2017)
  • Cork International Film Festival, Youth Jury Award Nominee (2017)
I Used to Live Here
  • IFTA Nominee, Best Script - Film (2015)
  • IFTA Nominee, Best Film (2015)
  • Galway Film Fleadh Feature Film Award Winner, Best Irish First Feature (2014)
Ballymun Lullaby
  • Directors Finders Award Winner (2011)

Key Credits

  • Aisha (2022)
  • Michael Inside (2017)
  • I Used to Live Here (2014)
  • Ballymun Lullaby (2011)
  • Teenage Cics (2006)
  • This Time Round (2001)
  • The Black Suit (2000)
  • Boat Racing (1999)
  • Fanatic (1997)