about

Tiger Darling is an Irish production company run by filmmakers Alicia Ní Ghráinne and Michael Kinirons whose sole focus is to create uniquely authored, audience driven content for the international market across all genres.

As well as developing our own projects, we seek to nurture the projects of like-minded writers, filmmakers and artists who share our vision of universal stories with bite.

Michael Kinirons

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Michael Kinirons is an Irish screenwriter and director. He studied English and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, earned a Masters Degree in Film from University College Dublin, and went on to study directing at the prestigious National Film and Television School, (NFTS) London. He furthered his training through ‘Script & Pitch’ at the Torino Film Lab and was selected for the 2009 Berlinale Talent Campus.

 Michael’s first produced feature as screenwriter, STRANGERLAND, an Australian set mystery drama starring Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Joe Fiennes, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, 2015.

 WE WATCHED THE SUN DISAPPEAR, a psychological survival thriller set in Greenland in 1899, was selected for EAVE and LES ARCS and is also scheduled to shoot in 2019. Jonas Arnby (WHEN ANIMALS DREAM) will direct.

 Screen Ireland is developing Michael’s screenplay, PLURABELLE, a drama centered on the extraordinary relationship between James Joyce and his daughter Lucia. Gabriel Byrne is attached to star and will direct.

 His co-written script COME MONDAY, WE KILL THEM ALL, a noir thriller set against the backdrop of the Irish revolution, won Screen Ireland’s Untitled scheme and made the 2014 Britlist.

 As a director, Michael’s five short films have each had successful runs on the international festival circuit with LOWLAND FELL winning the Special Jury Prize at the Seattle Int’l Film Festival in 2009 among other awards.

 In summer 2019 Michael will direct his debut feature. THE SPARROW is a moody drama about a teenager who lies about his involvement in the death of his brother.

 Screen Ireland is also developing THE CELLIST, a psychological mystery drama about the extraordinary lengths a grieving mother goes to fill the void following her son’s suicide. Michael will also direct.

 

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Alicia studied English and Irish at University College Dublin and went on to complete a Masters in Screen Writing and Screen Directing at Drama Centre, Central Saint Martins, London.

Alicia has produced, written and directed a number of short films including STEELE, a visual art video starring Killian Scott. Her most recent short film, THE PIKE starring Sinéad Cusack, is currently on the festival circuit and premiered at Cork Film Festival in 2017. THE PIKE featured in the Irish Shorts section and also Best of Cork Shorts. Alicia raised the funding for this project herself and undertook the producing and directing of the film in West Cork with the support of the local community.

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