Irish Director
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Lochlainn (A.K.A Locky) is a film and commercials director/producer from Cork, Ireland. 

He started directing in late 2014 and has already amassed a variety of works including his multi-award-winning debut short Pockets. 2015 brought new challenges and with it wonderful new work, notably the video for Danica Holland's debut single Love Games.

He is particularly interested in the work of Steve McQueen, Daniel Wolfe, Romain Gavras, Sofia Coppola and Lenny Abrahamson. 

Lochlainn has worked as an assistant director (1st, 2nd & 3rd), casting director, production coordinator and production manager in his very short career. He is now focused on producing gorgeous content for talented people and designing his own crazy and exciting new projects.

Lochlainn is currently based between Dublin and London. Having recently returned from directing a commercial in Ethiopia, Lochlainn is eager to work worldwide more often.

Most importantly - Lochlainn is a flag enthusiast and a proud supporter of the Irish football team. He is also a keen drinker of milk. 

Lochlainn is represented in Ireland by StormLight (www.stormlight.ie).

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UK Representation

Commercials

Dan Mallerman: dan@kodemedia.com

Music Videos

Carrie Sutton: carrie@carriesutton.co.uk


Irish & Worldwide Enquiries

+353 (0) 87 2531100

lochlainnmckenna@gmail.com


AWARDS & NOMS

  1. Shortlisted - Best Dance Video (Newcomer), In My Darkest Moments - UKMVAs 2019

  2. WINNER - Best Low Budget Music Video <€10k - Glacier - Kinsale Shark Awards 2019

  3. WINNER - Best Music Video Director - Emerging Director Awards 2019

  4. WINNER - Special Jury Prize - Best Overall Director - Emerging Director Awards 2019

  5. WINNER - Best New Director - In My Darkest Moments - Kinsale Shark Awards 2018

  6. WINNER - Best Music Video < €10k - In My Darkest Moments - Kinsale Shark Awards 2018

  7. WINNER - Best Cinematography - In My Darkest Moments - Kinsale Shark Awards 2018

  8. Shortlisted - Best Direction - In My Darkest Moments - Kinsale Shark Awards 2018

  9. Shortlisted - Best Music Video - In My Darkest Moments - Kinsale Shark Awards 2018

  10. Shortlisted - Best Direction - In My Darkest Moments - Kinsale Shark Awards 2018

  11. Shortlisted - Best Music Video < €10k - Every Line & Curve - Kinsale Shark Awards 2018

  12. Shortlisted - Best Colour Grade - In My Darkest Moments - Kinsale Shark Awards 2018

  13. Special Mention - ICAD, Young Director Awards 2018 - Better  

  14. Winner - Best Editing in Music Video, Better - Kinsale Shark Awards 2017

  15. Shortlisted - Best Music Video Under €10k - Kinsale Shark Awards 2017

  16. Shortlisted - Best Cinematography in Music Video - Kinsale Shark 2017

  17. The Irish Times - Music Video of the Week - Better - 2017

  18. Winner - Best Music Video, Better - First Cut Youth Film Festival 2017

  19. Winner - Best Young Filmmaker (U22) for Pockets - Fastnet Short Film Festival - 2015

  20. Winner - Best Cork Short for Pockets - DareMedia Underground Film Festival - 2015

  21. Nominated - Best Irish Film - ICAD Young Director Awards - 2016

  22. Nominated - Best Young Irish Director - Kinsale Shark Awards - 2016

  23. Runner up -  It's Never Too Late To Talk - RTÉ's Headsup.ie - 2014

  24. Nominated -  Pockets, Best Irish Short Film - Kinsale Shark Awards - 2015

  25. Nominated -  Pockets, Best Performance - Kinsale Shark Awards -2015