SHANE CROWLEY grew up in a small town called Killorglin in the West of Ireland, a place famed for crowning a puck goat King of the locality each and every August for the past 400 years. Unsurprisingly, where he hails from is an environment rich in tradition, storytelling and song, a world renowned for the dirty and rugged beauty of its falling and rising landscapes.
Shane’s first screenplay, God’s Creatures, went into production in 2021, produced by (and sharing a co-story credit with Shane) Fodhla Cronin-O’Reilly and her company, Nine Daughters, funded by A24, BBC Films, Screen Ireland and the WRAP Fund. The film was directed by Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer, and stars Emily Watson, Paul Mescal and Aisling Franciosi. . For his work on the film Shane has been nominated for a British Independent Film Award 2022 for Debut Screenwriter, and at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2023 for Best Script. God’s Creatures will be released in Irish cinemas on the 24th of March.
Prior to God’s Creatures, Shane studied for a Master’s in Screenwriting at the NFTS, where he co-wrote the graduation short films Come Out of the Woods (fiction, dir. Jonny Blair, nominated for an RTS award in 2018) and True North (animation, dir. George Bowler, premiered at Poitiers Film Festival 2017). He’s also had poetry published at home in Ireland and had previously completed a Master’s in Historical Research in UCC.
Shane is repped by Geoff Morley at UTA and Nick Hitchcock at LARK Management. He maintains that it’s an absolute joy telling and creating stories out of nothing for a living, a fact often left unsaid.
He looks forward to working hard at getting those stories up on screens, big and small.
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