Jean Pasley

Selected credits

  • Ship of Souls (Best Short Film, Foyle Film Festival 2021) Irish Film & TV Awards nomination 2022
  • The Bright Side (Feature)Playground Pictures/Screen Ireland 2020
  • The Piper (Feature)In development for 2023 shoot.
  • How About You (Feature)Beyond Films/Ferndale Films/Headgear Films


Winner of the award for Best Director at the Richard Harris International Film Festival 2022 for her latest film Ship of Souls,  Jean is an accomplished Irish writer and director for screen, stage and radio based in Dublin.

Ship of Souls, which she wrote and directed, also won Best Short Film Script at Irish Writers Guild Zebbie Awards 2022 and Best Irish Short Film at the Foyle Film Festival 2021. The film was also was nominated for an Irish Film & Television Award in 2022.  Jean’s next film as writer/director The Piper is a feature currently in development.

She recently co-wrote the screenplay for The Bright Side, winner of  the Audience Award at Cork International Film Festival 2020 and was also nominated for Best Screenplay at the Irish Writer’s Guild Zebbie Awards.

Featured work

Ship of Souls

Written and Directed by Jean Pasley
Starring Lorcan Cranitch, Cathy Belton, Clare Uchima and Emma Willis.
Produced by Carbonated Comet.
Cinematographer: Tim Fleming
Music: Donal Lunny

Winner Best Director
Richard Harris International Film Festival 2022

Winner Best Short Film Script
Irish Writers Guild Zebbie Awards 2022

Winner Best Irish Short Film Foyle Film Festival 2021

Nominated Irish Film & Television Award  for Best Short Film 2022

The Bright Side

Screenplay by Jean Pasley and Ruth Meehan
Producer: Tony Deegan / Playground Pictures
Directed by Ruth Meehan
Director of Photography: JJ Rolfe

Winner Audience Award Cork International Film Festival 2020.

How About You

Based on short story by Maeve Binchy
Screenplay by Jean Pasley

Production Company
Beyond Films/Ferndale Films/Headgear Films

Anthony Byrne

Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton, Orla Brady

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