Founded in 2006, Bl!nder Films have screened at numerous international festivals including Palm Springs, Toronto, SXSW, London, Edinburgh, Seattle, Slamdance, London and Rotterdam.
Feature Films include One Hundred Mornings, (Special Jury Award at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival), Sensation, written and directed by Tom Hall starring Domhnall Gleeson which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2010, and Come on Eileen which stars Jackie Howe, Keith Allen, Julia Davis and Noel Fielding, Jump, directed by Kieron J. Walsh, which also premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and won the Cinema Without Borders 2013 Bridging the Borders Award at Palm Springs, Sophie Fienne’s documentary The Perverts Guide to Ideology, featuring Slavoj Zizek; and Citadel, a psychological horror from writer/director Ciarán Foy which premiered at SXSW (Midnighters Audience Award), and has since won awards at festivals including Galway, PiFan, Celluloid Screams, and Neuchatel. It was released in the US by Cinedigm, in the UK by Metrodome and Ireland by WildCard. They are currently in post production with Moscow Never Sleeps, a sprawling multi-narrative set on one day in Moscow, directed by Johnny O’Reilly and co-produced by Snapshot Films in Russia.
BlinderFilms has also produced numerous television shows including Striapacha, a three part documentary series on prostitution in Ireland for TG4, four series of award-winning show The Savage Eye and topical satire series Irish Pictorial Weekly for RTÉ.
The company, which seeks to make unique stories across film and television that will provoke, move and entertain, is backed by slate support from the Irish Film Board. Company principals are producer and director Kieron J. Walsh and producer and managing director Katie Holly, who was selected as the Irish “Producer on the Move” at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and is currently on the Irish Film Board.