As a Director of Photography I film commercials, short films, promo pieces and documentaries. Recent projects include a UK / Ireland TV commercial for Linwoods Health Foods as part of their ‘Sprinkle Awesome’ campaign and a short film called ‘Man to Man ‘directed by A.W. Stevenson (currently in post). Recent online campaigns include Dunnes Stores (with Nevin Maguire), Ford (with Kevin Dundon) Marques de Riscal (with Donal Skehan), Lifestyle Sports (with the Irish Rugby team), Guinness, Bacardi, Jameson and SimplyBe. I also film alternative art based documentary projects such as ‘Outsider’, ‘Bordalo Rising’ and ‘Divine/London’.
Please see below some examples of my work.
Divine /// London
Outsider - Short Film
Donal Skehan @ Marquis De Riscal
Bordalo Rising : Froehlicher Tucan
Ford Vignale with Kevin Dundon
Man to Man - Short Film (Frame Grabs)
Linwoods \"Sprinkle Awesome\" Tv Ad UK / Ireland
Ryan Sheridan - Here and Now Music Video
Dunnes Stores Simply Better with Nevin Maguire
Bacardi @ Indiependence
Lifestyle Sports Ad
Jameson CMD Promo
Divine /// LondonDivine /// London is short piece I filmed with Trev Whelan of Little Wolf Media for world renowned Californian tattoo artist Corey Divine in London, Summer 2015. Cinematography by: Rua Meegan & Trev Whelan Directed by: Trev Whelan & Rua Meegan Music by: Steady State
Outsider - Short FilmOutsider is an intimate portrayal of Dermot \'DMC\' McConaghy, an Irish urban artist with a passion for utilising the walls of Ireland\'s cities, towns, villages and farmyards as his canvas. This short documentary provides us with an insight into the creative mindset and motivations of an artist whilst exhibiting artworks framed within the Irish landscape. Outsider was nominated for Best Documentary in the 2015 Schull Corona Film Festival. Cinematography by: Rua Meegan & Owen Farrell Directed by: Rua Meegan & Owen Farrell
Donal Skehan @ Marquis De Riscal\'Discover the oldest winery in Rioja plus Michelin Star gastronomy and vinothérapie spa with cook, food blogger and SPG member Donal Skehan and his wife Sofia\'. This is a promo / mini documentary piece I filmed for the Marquis De Riscal winery in the La Rioja, Northern Spain. Director of Photography: Rua Meegan Additional Camera: Leo Hynes Production Company; Nomos Director: Marc Dillion Camera: Sony FS7
Bordalo Rising : Froehlicher TucanBordalo II migrates his renowned \'Trash Animal\' series from Portugal to Germany, creating a surprise installation at Berlin\'s legendary creative hub, Urban Spree. Through rain, sun, and snowfall, the entire installation was completed in less than 72 hours. This promo, \'Froehlicher Tucan\' documents Bordalo II\'s process in its entirety - from inception to collection, installation to realization. Directors of Photography: Rua Meegan & Trevor Whelan Directed by: Rebecca Basaure & Trevor Whelan Produced by: CoLabs, Los Angeles Original music : Reset the Day + Droid Culture
Guinness StorehouseThe GUINNESS STOREHOUSE - The Home of GUINNESS and Ireland\'s No.1 visitor attraction was shortlisted for Europe\'s leading tourist attraction 2015 and created this promo piece to promote the awards. Director of Photography: Rua Meegan Filmed on Sony FS7 Produced by Event Junkies
Ford Vignale with Kevin Dundon\'One of Ireland’s best loved celebrity chefs and TV personalities Kevin Dundon takes to the road in the Ford Mondeo Vignale to catch up with some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs. His journey takes him from Dingle to Howth, gaining valuable business insights along the way\'. This is the promo piece for an online 3 part mini series that I filmed in Summer 2016. Director of Photography: Rua Meegan Additional Camera: Leo Hynes Production Company; Nomos Director: Robin Murray Camera: Sony FS7
Man to Man - Short Film (Frame Grabs)Man to Man is a short film that presents a series of conversations between Father and Son as they meet regularly over a number of years to catch up and discuss life over a quiet pint in their local. The film is a warm, playful, and honest reflection of what it means to have, and indeed be, a father or son today. Through candid, often thought-provoking moments, we learn about their characters and their lives, and witness the subtle, unspoken, yet familiar bond that affects and shapes them both, and ultimately echoes through generations. Currently in post production, festival release mid 2017. Director of Photography: Rua Meegan Director: AW Steveson Camera: Arri Alexa using Zeiss Super Speeds and Dog Schidt Los Trumpos lenses.
Linwoods \"Sprinkle Awesome\" Tv Ad UK / IrelandI filmed this TV advert for Linwoods \'Sprinkle Awesome\' campaign in Autumn 2016. The ad features top health & fitness blogger Hazel Wallace aka @TheFoodMedic. Director of Photography: Rua Meegan Production Company; Nomos Director: Robin Murray Camera: Sony FS7
Ryan Sheridan - Here and Now Music VideoA Ryan Sheridan video I co-DoP\'d with Brian Moore in 2015. Directed by Mark \'Sums\' Bailey. Shot on Sony F5, FS7 and A7S cameras in The Hangar venue in Dublin, April 2015.
Datalex IrelandThis is an online promo I filmed for Datalex Ireland. Please note some stock footage was also used. Director of Photography: Rua Meegan Production Company; Nomos Director: Robin Murray Camera: Sony FS7
Dunnes Stores Simply Better with Nevin MaguireI filmed a series of online videos with celebrity chef Nevin Maguire for Dunnes Stores \'Simply Better\' brand in Autumn 2016. This is one of the 8 pieces we made. Director of Photography: Rua Meegan Additional Camera: Leo Hynes Production Company; Nomos / Inproduction TV Director: David Hare Camera: Sony FS7
‘Outsider’ PromoThis is the initial promo we released for Outsider back in 2014 to get a taste of the project out there whilst we were cutting the short documentary. The music track is \'Heart Of Gold\' by Demarest. Outsider is an intimate portrayal of Dermot \'DMC\' McConaghy, an Irish urban artist with a passion for utilising the walls of Ireland\'s cities, towns, villages and farmyards as his canvas. This short documentary provides us with an insight into the creative mindset and motivations of an artist whilst exhibiting artworks framed within the Irish landscape. To see the full Outsider documentary please visit vimeo/outsiderfilm . Cinematography by Rua Meegan & Owen Farrell Directed by Rua Meegan & Owen Farrell
Bacardi @ IndiependenceA promo piece for Bacardi that I shot with John Cutler of Event Junkies for Bacardi at IndiePendence Festvial in Cork, August 2014.
Lifestyle Sports AdThis is a LifeStyle Sports commercial I co-shot for Rattle (the online branch of Antidote Films) in July 2015. It features Irish rugby players Conor Murray, Ian Madigan and Robbie Henshaw and has gotten over a quarter million hits so far. I shot the first day of the ad on my Sony FS7 and DoP Andrew Cummins shot the second day on his Sony F5. Directed by Tony Lundon.
SimplyBe PromoHere\'s a promo for the SimplyBe fashion model competition 2013 on which I was Director of Photography. Shot on a Canon C300 with Canon primes and zoom lens.
Jameson CMD PromoA little promo for the 2014 Jameson \"Capital Market Day\" that I filmed throughout Jameson\'s distilleries and at Jameson events in June 2014. Original Music by Paddy Meegan.