Paddy Slattery’s Biography / Filmography

Career Objective: “I want to make films that will evoke and inspire. Films that will, not only entertain you, but leave a lasting impression.”


  • Filmmaking – Writer/Director/Producer
  • Music – Singer/Songwriter (
  • Other – Lecturer/Life-coach/FilmOffaly Board of Directors/School and College Speaker (Mental Health & Well-being, Road safety, This-Ability Awareness, Film, Music)

Paddy is an IFTA nominated filmmaker who fell in love with the art of Filmmaking and Music during an uncertain time in his life, after he was restricted to a bed for almost a year, following a serious car accident. He suffered a severe spinal cord injury and subsequently remains Quadriplegic. In Paddy’s words “my body switched off and my imagination switched on”. Not one for sitting still, he now channels his energy towards the most obvious form of escapism; film and music.

With regard to filmmaking; being inspired by greats of the film world such as David Lean, Stanley Kubrick, Andrei Tarkovsky, Sergio Leone, PT Anderson among others, Paddy feels it’s his time to take a step towards emulating his hero’s work.


Film & Music Work to Date

Writer/Co-Producer/Performer – Album of Original Music, titled ‘Stand & Deliver’. (2006)
Writer/Director – Music Video for ‘Head Over Heels’ (2007)
Writer/Director/Producer – Stage Play, titled ‘Good Heavens’ (2008)
Writer/Director/Producer – Debut Short film, titled ‘Out of Tune’ (2009)
Writer/Producer – Short film, titled ‘The Boy, who Flew!’ (2009)
Writer/Director/Producer – Short film, titled ‘The Moment’ (2010)
Director/Producer – Short Documentary ‘My Life, with Me in it!’ (2011)
Producer – Music Video ‘Moving Me’ by Wayne Brennan (2011)
Director/Producer – RTE TV Pilot ‘The Art Factor’ (2011)
Writer/Director/Producer – Short film, titled ‘Runner’ (2012-2013)
Producer – Short film, titled ‘Skunky Dog’ (2014) (in association with IADT)
Producer – Feature Film titled ‘Fishbowl City’ (2014) Starring IFTA Winner Martin McCann
Executive Producer – Feature film titled ‘A Day Like Today’ directed by Gerard Walsh (2014)
Writer – Short film, titled ‘Eighníomhach’ (2014)
Associate Producer – Short Film titled ‘Breathe’ starring John Connors (LOVE/HATE) (2015)
Producer – Short Film ‘Today’ (2015)
Producer – Short Film ‘Solitaire’ (2015)
Director/Producer – Short non-narrative film ‘Sojourn’ (2015)
Writer/Producer – BBC NI TV Series Pilot ‘PSI’ with (in development)
Writer/Director/Producer – Feature Film ‘The Broken Law of Attraction’ (in development)
Co-writer – Screenplay Adapted from stage of ‘The Waiting Room’ (in development)
Screenwriter – ‘In Vision’ (Feature Screenplay) ‘Love Wont Stray’ (Feature Screenplay)


IFTA Nomination 2015 – Short Film Skunky Dog (Producer)
Best First Short Drama Winner @ Galway Film Fleadh 2015 – Short Film ‘Today’
Best Short Film Winner @ Sky Road Film Festival 2015 (In association with IFB)
Best Short Film Winner @ Fingal Film Festival 2015 – Short film ‘Solitaire’
Best Short Drama Winner @ Royal Television Society Awards (Regional & National) – 2015
Best Student Short Drama Winner @ Smedia Awards 2015
Best Short Live Action Winner @ Silk Road Film Festival 2015
Best Short Film Award Winner @ IndieCork 2014
Best Film Award Winner @ Underground Cinema Film Festival 2014
Best Short Film Award Winner @ Clones Film Festival 2014
Best Short Film Award Winner @ Fingal Film Festival 2014
Best Irish Short Winner @ UC Seasonal Screenings 2014
Honourable Mention by Jim Sheridan @ Sky Road TV + Film Festival 2014
Best Screenplay Award Winner @ UCFF 2013 (Dublin)
Golden Palm Award Winner 2011 for Excellence in Filmmaking (Mexico)
Best Short Film Winner 2011 @ MIFF (Mexico International Film Festival)
Best Irish Short Film Winner @ International Film Festival of Ireland 2011
Audience Choice Award Winner @ 3rd Inigo Film Festival 2011 (Madrid)
Audience Choice Award Winner @ Underground Cinema Film Festival (Dublin)
Best International Short Film Winner 2010 @ IFFSA (South Africa)
Another 25 International Award Nominations.
Presented with a Bog Oak Sculpture by Jimmy Deenihan (Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht) for my outstanding work on the documentary ‘My Life with Me in it’ (2013)

Other Hobbies or Interests

Family, Cinema, Astrology, Astronomy, Meditation, Art, Psychology, Poker, Conversation, Travel, Nature, Poetry, Food, Living… (and not always in that order)