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This is the full version of 'Steamin' + Dreamin' - The Grandmaster Cash Story', the first project I directed, made on a budget of 200 Euros.

Warning: Explicit Content!


The smash hit of the 2009 Cork film festival, “Steamin’ + Dreamin’: The Grandmaster Cash Story” is the shocking, controversial and moving documentary that explores the seedy underbelly of Irish hip-hop, its bitter rivalries, and the people behind the profanity.

Our guide is YouTube sensation and Cork’s most infamous rapper, Grandmaster Cash. Through a series of shocking and hilarious interviews, we learn about his dreams and frustrations - and why Cork means so much to him.

We also meet the notorious Dr. Feekinstein, Cash’s mortal enemy. As they berate each other in song and on camera, their destiny will bring them together for a final, brutal confrontation.

This is the documentary that shows a rarely-seen side of Irish music…

….the documentary that received two standing ovations at the Cork Film Festival…

… the documentary that got three students kicked out of college…

… the documentary about the most controversial rapper in Ireland today:

Grandmaster Cash.


The film was conceived, shot and edited between March and August of 2009, and features appearances from Senator Dan Boyle and comedian Tommy Tiernan. It was accepted into the Corona Cork Film Festival, and had a sold-out screening at the Pavilion, Carey’s Lane. Due to the public demand for tickets, the Festival organizers put on another screening for the following night, which also sold out.

I also designed and authored a full special-edition DVD of the film, which included over four hours of special features; including interactive menus, commentaries, music videos, music tracks, interviews and extended scenes.

A DVD launch in December resulted in yet another sold-out screening, and sales (to date) of over 1000 DVDs.
The film received extensive media coverage, including feature articles in many papers. It was also featured and received a very positive review on TG4′s media show, Imeall. It was also featured in Irish music magazine Hot Press.

“Steamin’ + Dreamin’: The Grandmaster Cash Story”
was shot on a Sony HDR-SR12 Camera.
The sound was recorded with a Rode directional condensor microphone.
The film was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro.
The music was recorded and produced on a PC, using Fruity Loops and Mackie’s Tracktion software.
Runtime: 1hr 24mins

Directed by:
Shaun O’Connor

Con Doyle
Conor Stanley
Joe Kiely
Pat Fitz
Senator Dan Boyle
Tommy Tiernan

Written by:
Con Doyle
Shaun O’ Connor
Joe Kiely
Conor Stanley

Edited by:
Shaun O’Connor

Original Songs by:
Con Doyle
Conor Stanley
Shaun O’Connor


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