Conor McDermottroe is a London-based Irish Writer and Director working across Film, television and theatre. His latest work, a feature film called Halal Daddy, is currently in cinemas, and was set and shot in County Sligo. The film is a culture clash, romantic comedy and stars Nikesh Patel, Sarah Bolger, Colm Meaney and Art Malik.
Conor is adapting two television series and is in talks to stage his latest theatre piece. He is also working on three other feature films. Conor’s first feature film, “Swansong, Story of Occi Byrne” was shot in Sligo in 2009. The film was selected for the Munich, Montreal and Camerimage film festivals. It won best drama at the Galway film fleadh, and was nominated for six ITFAs in 2011, winning Martin McCann best actor for the role of Occi.
Conor has written and directed many short films, the most recent of which “A Woman’s Hair,” won best film at the Venice International Short Film Festival. Before writing and directing, Conor was a successful actor for over twenty years. He has acted in film and television in the UK, Ireland and Australia where he lived for 10 years. He has worked with Warner Brothers, Working Title, BBC, the ABC and RTE amongst others.