Emer Reynolds, Director and triple-IFTA-winning Film Editor, is based in Dublin and is one of Ireland’s leading editors with a mightily impressive CV.

In advance of her appearance at the first Dublin Editor ‘In Conversation’ event this Tuesday Oct 15th in brooks Hotel at 8 alongside Tony Kearns (read our profile of Tony here), we decide to take a look at some of her past work.


She won her first IFTA in 2003 for Alan Gilsenan’s film ‘Timbuktu’ and her second a year later for her work
on the opening series of Channel 4’s groundbreaking ‘Shameless’.

She won her third IFTA for Paul Fraser’s ‘My Brothers’ in 2011

Her other feature credits include ‘The Good Doctor’ from director Lance Daly

‘Saltwater’ and ‘The Eclipse’ from director Conor McPherson, with whom Emer has collaborated on several projects

‘The Actors’,

Emer also edited Cult Irish Film ‘I Went Down’ which was written by McPherson.

That film was directed by Paddy Breathnach for whom Emer also cut ‘Ailsa’

She has also cut the films
‘Lotus Eaters” dir : Alexandra McGuinness

‘Small Engine Repair’ dir: Niall Heery

‘Korea’ dir: Cathal Black

Jump dir: Kieron J.Walsh

Notable documentaries include ‘The Asylum’,
‘Today is better than two tomorrows’

‘We went to War’.

Broken Tail

Recently she won an award in the U.S. for editing ‘On a River in Ireland”( the film version of “the Secret Life of the Shannon”) for which she won Best Editing at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival(the Oscars of wildlife films), seeing off competition from Attenborough’s Africa: Kalahari and Disneynature’s Chimpanzee

Emer has written and directed four short films: ‘Slumber’, ‘Man’, ‘The Widow’s Son’ and ‘White’, and directed the RTE drama 6 part-series ‘Trouble in Paradise’.

‘Here Was Cuba’ is her documentary directorial debut, and her third collaboration with John Murray and Crossing the Line, following the multi-award winning ‘Broken Tail’ and ‘The Secret Life of the Shannon’.

It had its Dublin premiere at the recent IFI Stranger than Fiction Film Festival.

You can find out more about the film here

She sits as a member of the advisory board for the National Film School (Ireland).


In Profile: Tony Kearns

Next Tuesday as the first instalment of our ‘In Conversation’ events, we chat to Tony Kearns.

The event is happening Tuesday Oct 15th, 8pm Brooks Hotel.

Tony has a huge body of work over multiple disciplines and we are proud to have him as one of our first guests. We thought it would be pretty cool to present some examples of his work to give you a flavour of some of the stuff he has cut


From 1989 to 2005 Tony specialised in cutting music videos in London. In that time he edited videos for some of the biggest acts in world music, cutting some of the most seminal music videos of the time.

Radiohead -Just

The Prodigy – Firesater


Manic Street Preachers – A Design for Life

Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats

as well as one of my all time favourites tunes and with a great video
Pulp – This is Hardcore

In that time he also cut, among many others, more can be viewed here
The Prodigy – Breathe
The Chemical Brothers – Believe
Coldplay – The Scientist
Pulp – Disco 2000
Avalanches- Frontier Psychiatrist
Paul Weller – Changing Man
Super Furry Animals – Rings Around The World

After a long break from music videos he returned to the genre in 2012 and cut 3 videos, 2 for irish band Kodaline ‘All I Want’ and ‘High Hopes’ as well as this one for Antony and The Johnsons ‘Cut The World’, featuring Willem Dafoe, Carise van Houten and Marina Abramovic.

As well as music videos Tony has edited a huge range of TV and cinema commercials since the late 1990s for brands such as Lynx, Peugeot, Diesel Fragrance, Foster’s Lager, Vodafone.

Since 2010 Tony has worked extensively in feature films
His credits here include

Charlie Casanova, written & directed by Terry McMahon and starring Emmett Scanlan. Selected for SXSW 2011.

Citadel, written & directed by Ciarán Foy and starring Aneurin Barnard & James Cosmo. This film has had its Ireland & UK cinema release in Summer 2013. Winner Audience Award SXSW 2012.

Kelly & Victor
written & directed by Kieran Evans and produced by Janine Marmot is being released in the UK and Ireland by Verve Pictures on 20th September 2013. There has already been a few great reviews – one in Little White Lies and K + V is film of the month in Sight and Sound.

This Film is still in release, you can find out about screenings here

He has also edited short films since 1999.

Wet Work
Directed by John Hardwick

Written & Directed by Olly Williams & Phil Sansom

Last Night
Directed by Conor Morrissey

Directed by Brian O’Malley

Tony has also been specialising in taking photographs of Irish traditional musicians, singers and dancers since 1991. Several years ago I was fortunate to buy a copy of Tony’s excellent collection ‘Music & Light – Ceol & Solas’, a hardback book containing 130 of his photographs. I bought the book out of the boot of his car at the side of the road in the middle of Connemara (long story) and its a superb collection.

You can buy the book directly from this website. I highly recommend that you do.

For more info on Tony, you can visit his website

His photography website

Tony on Linkedin

follow him on Twitter

The First Dublin Editors ‘In Conversation’

Next Tuesday, October 15th, we will host the first of our In Conversation events, and it is our pleasure to welcome Emer Reynolds and Tony Kearns as our first two guests.

Emer Reynolds is a multi award winning editor, with IFTAs for ‘Timbuktu’, ‘Shameless’ and ‘My Brothers’. Her other feature credits include ‘Small Engine Repair’, and ‘I Went Down’ and her documentary work includes ‘The Asylum’ and the multi-award winning series ‘The Secret Life of the Shannon’.
Tony Kearns has had a rich and diverse career in editing, working between Dublin, London, Paris and the US. His CV includes music videos for Radiohead, The Prodigy, Blur and Pulp among many many others. His feature credits include Charlie Casanova, Kelly + Victor, and the critically acclaimed Citadel.

The venue is Brooks Hotel on Drury St; we’ll be kicking off at 8pm. Tickets are €5, and are available on the night. Spaces are limited, so please let us know if you’re planning to attend.

More info on our facebook page