Biography

Bríd Fitzpatrick was born in Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland. She was raised amongst ancient storytellers in rain drenched lands. This landscape and its people has inspired and influenced her work ever since. Bríd read English at Birkbeck College, University of London and Irish Studies as a Royal Society of Arts Degree. Bríd then went onto a Masters' in Filmmaking at Goldsmith College, University of London. Her first short film, 'Waves Without Sound' was selected by the British Film Council. Waves Without Sound was screened at international film festivals and was the Audience's Choice at the Galway Film Festial. Bríd wrote and directed a music video for recording artist, Claudia Markovic. Currently, Bríd has written a play, 'Bonita'. 'Bonita' tells the true story of the Portuguese Inquisition and the annihilation of the Portuguese Jews; the Marranos. Bonita is in pre-production in Canada. She is also in the process of writing her first Irish feature film on a highly controversial topic that has attracted the attention of leading Irish Producers. Prior to filmmaking, Bríd was the co-author of 'Great Grandfather Spirit' published by HarperCollins. Her book was translated into French and Italian. Brid is represented by Susan Mears Agency/Silk Horse Productions Ltd.

Professional Profile


FILMS
Waves Without Sound: Produced, written and directed. Represented by the British Film Council. Premiered at the Lux Cinema, London. Waves Without Sound was selected for screening at the World Festival of Short Films, Belgium. Portobello Film Festival. London Film Festival. Galway Film Festival, Ireland. Received an audience vote of 'Excellence' from the Galway Film Festival. Waves Without Sound was short-listed by Channel 4 and Sky TV. The film was purchased by IchooseTV. It remained at no. 1 of the top ten films for over 9 months on www.ichoosetv.com.
Pink: Directed modelling shoot. 

Perception: written and directed music video for recording artist Claudia Markovic.

WRITING  
 
Journey Within CD: Co-creator and script editor. Vision Quest Records.
Bonita: a play in pre-production, Canada.
Currently, writing a controversial Irish feature film. Discussion with leading Irish producers.


EDUCATION
MA Directing TV Drama, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London
BA (Hons) English, Birkbeck College, University of London
RSA Irish Studies, Áras na Gael, London