HENRY McCABE

FILMMAKER ∙ DIRECTOR ∙ SCRIPTWRITER ∙ EDITOR


If I can make someone laugh my day is made.

My Passion

My interest that I am pursuing for the showcase, is film making.

I have always had an interest in film. Stanley Kubrick, Edger Wright, The Coen Brothers, John Landiss and Peter Jackson are among my favorite directors. Lord of the Rings is my all-time favorite film. I can’t exactly say why – sometime you try to analyze what you like about a film and you don’t do it justice, so I don’t do that.  Tolkien also got me into reading – The Hobbit was the first book I read. I would say that writing scripts is easier for me, than writing books.

I am currently working as an extra on a part-time basis. I am limited as to what I can do as an extra as I am still in college. However, I enjoyed the experience and watching all that goes into making a film. I would love to create a documentary about Gheel Autism services, but it would mostly focus on the service users and I have been pitching the idea to my college.


My Project

I have created and produced a 30 second ad for Netflix. I chose Netflix because I see it as so engrained in our everyday lives. I wanted to communicate the social side of Netflix and how the pleasure of watching a film is increased enormously by being able to share it – either by talking about it, or watching it with others.

For this piece of work, I had to create the communications concept, write the script, cast the film, direct film using a DLSR camera and sound boom. I also did all of the editing work.


My Future

I would love a job in film.  I know I have a lot to learn so I would welcome the opportunity to be anywhere around films.


Get in contact with me at showcase@notsodifferent.ie