Dare Media Productions founder Darren O'Mahony hails from Tipperary. He studied Media Production in Stillorgan, Dublin before moving to Cork City and studying Film and video Production in St. John's Central College Cork. Darren founded Dare Media Productions in with the goal of creating exciting and dramatic film and video content.
Darren also founded and served as Festival Director at the UnderGround Film Festival in Cork City from 2011 to 2016, screening short and feature films from over forty countries. In 2015 Darren was part of the International Jury at Cantabria film festival "Pielagos En Corto"
This year Darren is again returning to Spain as part of the judging panel at Pielagos En Corto as well as judging at the Irish Professional Photography & Videography Awards.
Cork native Conor Healy began his film career in his early teens, like most do, recruiting his friends and family as cast members and using his back yard as a set.
Since graduating with a degree in Film and Television Production from Galway-Mayo
Institute of Technology in 2014, Conor has been working consistently in the industry as an Assistant Director and Production Assistant, working on well known TV shows such as Ripper Street, First Dates Ireland and Say Yes to the Dress.
Conor now puts his skill set to work as an award winning producer, writer and director creating short films and promotional material.