Born in Kitwe, Zambia
Schooled in Durban, South Africa
Lives and works in Dublin, Ireland

Aoibheann majored in Politics and Philosophy before getting into documentary video production. Since 2004 she has been commissioned to direct a variety of short documentary films for a range of organisations. Many of her films have been well received at local and international film festivals, with her latest creations scooping some prestigious awards. She continues to freelance as a camera person and editor, and has worked with a number of acclaimed and award winning production companies based in Ireland, South Africa and the United States. Her work has been broadcast on RTÉ, EURONEWS, MNET and SABC.

Aoibheann specialises in factual story telling, investigative journalism and creative documentary.
She is also Creative Director of Distilled Ideas.


2010 Radharc Award – Best Documentary for Digital Media for Tuned In

2009 Stranger Than Fiction Film Festival, Dublin
        – Best Short Irish Film & The Audience Award for Forty Foot

2009 Irish Aid: Simon Cumbers Media Challenge Fund Award

2009 ICCL Human Rights Film Competition
        – 3rd Place for 8 Things to Remember

2009 International Documentary Challenge in Hot Docs, Toronto
        – Best Film & Best Use of Historical Genre for Forty Foot

2008 Irish Arts Council: Bursary Award

2007 Irish Arts Council: Bursary Award

2005 CCS Durban: Resident Filmmaker

Freelance work to date

Aoibheann O’Sullivan has been privileged to work on these productions:

For these broadcasters:

She has also worked with these organistations:




© All work copyright to Aoibheann O'Sullivan 2011