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Lore is an Irish based film and video company that creates thought provoking documentaries, video content, commercials and short films.

Our focus is the power of storytelling and we aim to create stories that last the test of time, through an empathetic approach. Lore is not about cold hard facts but the hidden and softer side of the human experience.


Lore reflects our complex human emotion and weaves together time, people and nature to enable us to tell stories that reflect our lives and reinterpret the world around us, creating films that help us see more.


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Cathy Dunne is film director and documentary maker based in Ireland. Her work explores the hidden side of the human experience and she aims to make films that interrogate our individual and collective way of thinking. Cathy’s films have expanded online, TV and has has been selected for several Oscar, IFTA and BAFTA qualifying film festivals. In 2022, Cathy's short documentary "Where do all the old gays go?" premiered at Galway Film Fleadh and picked up a Special Mention. The short documentary went on to be nominated for Best Short Film at this year's Chicago Irish Film Festival and was awarded Runner-Up Best Documentary Short at Catalyst International Film Festival 2023. 




"Cathy responded to our brief with a compelling proposal, which ensured we ended up with a beautiful finished product and engaging story for our project. Lore worked to make connections across the transport industry, as well as the local community, to find the best people to tell the story of the LUAS. It more than met our objective of having real people share their stories authentically, encouraging people across the world to see the impacts experienced of better transport on their lives.

Lore works collaboratively, outlining a clear plan and making it easy to stick with. They also took our ideas to expand on the format and quickly turned them around.

Our team was so pleased to work with professionals who could offer useful advice, collaborative practice, and ultimately, a beautiful film product that we couldn’t be more proud to share."


"I had the pleasure of using Cathy for some recruitment videos for various positions within our airline. Cathy and her team were extremely diligent, they quickly understood what we required as well as the culture within Stobart Air, from that her team came up with a vision for each video we requested. The time and effort for each video was above and beyond and we couldn’t recommend them enough. Also to mention that the recruitment drive for our Apprentice Engineering was 40% higher than normal, this if one hundred percent off the back of the videos Cathy created."


"Cathy has worked with us in RTÉ Archives across a number of in-projects. She is a highly organised creative professional, who listens carefully to the client’s brief while bringing her own unique creative style and problem solving skills to each production. She is a joy to work with, strong on deadlines and consistent in standards and delivery."

Brid Dooley /  Head of RTÉ Archives/ RTÉ


"Where do all the old gays go?" - Short Documentary Film 2022-2023

Winner LUMI Prize - Docs Ireland 2023

Selected for Seattle International Film Festival 2023

Runner-up Best Short Documentary - Catalyst International Film Festival 2023

Selected for BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival - BAFTA Qualifying 2023

Nominated for Best Short Film - Chicago Irish Film Festival 2023

Selected for Richard Harris Film Festival - IFTA eligibility 2022

Awarded Honourary Mention - Indie Cork Film Festival 2022

Selected for Gaze International Film Festival 2022

Irish Premiere and Awarded Special Mention - Galway Film Fleadh - Oscar Qualifying 2022

'Imprints' - Short Documentary Film 2020-2021

Selected for Waterford Film Festival

Selected for  IndieCork Film Festival

Selected for Docs Ireland

Selected for Carlow Arts Festival

Selected for Catalyst International Film Festival

Selected for Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

European Premiere - Lift-Off Paris

Irish Premiere -  Kerry International Film Festival

2020 - 'Seán' - Feature Documentary - Director of Photography - Acquired by RTÉ 

2018 - 'Show Day' - Feature Documentary - Produced/ Director of Photography/ Edited/ Written - Acquired by RTÉ

2017 - 'The Long Line' - Short Film - Kerry International Film Festival

2017 - 'The Long Line' - Short Film - IndieCork Film Festival

2017 - 'The Long Line' - Short Film - Portobello Film Festival, London

2016 - 'What Would Holly Do?' - Shot and edited - Online Series - RTÉ Player

2015 - 'Peaky Blinders' Trailer, Season 1 & 2 - Edited - RTÉ Player


Tel: +353 87 2115057


OFFICIAL SELECTION - GAZE International LGBTQ Film Festival - 2022
SPECIAL MENTION - Galway Film Fleadh - 2022
Honourable Mention - IndieCork Film Festival - 2022
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