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Michael Kinirons

Michael Kinirons


Scriptwriter, Film Director


TFL Alumni Meeting Attendee 2017
TFL Alumni Meeting Attendee 2012
Script&Pitch Participant 2005


Michael Kinirons is an Irish screenwriter and director. He studied English and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, earned a Masters Degree in Film from University College Dublin, and went on to study directing at the prestigious National Film and Television School, (NFTS) London. He furthered his training through ‘Script & Pitch’ at the TorinoFilmLab and was selected for the 2009 Berlinale Talent Campus.

Michael first produced feature as screenwriter, STRANGERLAND, an Australian set mystery drama, stars NICOLE KIDMAN, HUGO WEAVING and JOE FIENNES, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, 2015.

His recent co-written script COME MONDAY, WE KILL THEM ALL, a noir thriller set against the backdrop of the Irish revolution, won the Irish Film Board’s Untitled scheme and made the 2014 Britlist.

The EAVE and LES ARCS selected project WE WATCHED THE SUN DISAPPEAR, a psychological survival thriller set in Greenland in 1899, is scheduled to shoot in early 2018. Jonas Arnby (WHEN ANIMALS DREAM) will direct.

As a director, Michael’s five short films have each had successful runs on the international festival circuit with LOWLAND FELL winning the Special Jury Prize at the Seattle Int’l Film Festival in 2009 among other awards.

For his feature directorial debut, Michael is currently developing THE CELLIST, a psychological mystery drama about the extraordinary lengths a grieving mother goes to fill the void following her son’s suicide.

Michael is represented by Camille McCurry at United Agents