TRAINING / EDUCATION includes

Royal Court Young Writers Programme

MA in Scriptwriting Essex University

all writing enquires please contact The Agency

Nicola Biltoo / Maeve Bolger

Tel: 020 7727 1346

https://theagency.co.uk/the-clients/kathryn-oreilly/

 

 

SHORT FILMS

SILENCE

Currently in Post- Production 

a short film written by Kathryn O'Reilly

Producers Kathryn O'Reilly, Anna Doolan

Starring Anna Doolan & Sam Phillips

DOP Agnelo Rodrigues

Set Designer Bibbi Baker

Make Up Designer Morgane Latrace

Costume Designer Cieranne Kennedy Ball

Sound Recordist Nick Grant

CAUGHT

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AWARD of EXCELLENCE SPECIAL MENTION ACCOLADE GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION 2021

AWARD of EXCELLENCE women filmmakers ACCOLADE GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION 2021

SEMI FINALIST - KINO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2021

SEMI FINALIST - SHORT TO THE POINT FILM FESTIVAL 2021

SELECTED for TORONTO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL 2021

SELECTED for CANNES INDI SHORTS AWARDS 2022

SELECTED for LONELY WOLF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022

SELECTED for UNRESTRICTED VIEW FESTIVAL 2022

SELECTED FOR ROMFORD FILM FESTIVAL 2022

 

a short film written by Kathryn O'Reilly

Directed by Fred Kelly

Producers Kathryn O'Reilly, Anna Doolan, Fred Kelly

Music composed by Graeme Osborne

Starring Kathryn O'Reilly, Anna Doolan

and Charlie O'Reilly

 

DOP Barny Crokcer

Make Up Designer Helen Sutton

Costume Designer Simon Ekrelius

Sound Recordist Denise Yarde

Trailer by Agnelo Rodrigues 

Poster Design by Tom Harrop

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THE GUARD

a short film written by Shona Charlton with Kathryn O'Reilly and Damola Adelaja

Directed by Shona Charlton

Producer Tamara Day

Assistant Producer Guy Trevellyan

Music composed by Graeme Osborne

Starring Kathryn O'Reilly, Damola Adelaja, Malin Karp

DOP Haridas Stewart

 

Make Up Designer Sophie Russell

 

Costume Designer Hana Artist

 

Sound Recordists Anton Arenko, Mark Levien

WINNER INDEPENDENT SHORT AWARDS - BEST WOMEN SHORT - BEST MYSTERY SHORT - BEST DIRECTOR 2019

WINNER  INDIX FILM FESTIVAL - BEST INDIE SHORT

WINNER - ACCOLADE COMPETITION - WOMEN FILMMAKERS - Shona Charlton

Nominated

Indie Short Fest - Best Mystery Short 

IndieX Film Festival - Best Actress - Kathryn O'Reilly

IndieX Film Festival Outstanding Achievement - Shona Charlton 

 

KLINK KLANK

Klink Klank a short film written by Kathryn O'Reilly

Directed by Robert Reina

Executive Producers Toni Darlow & Kathryn O'Reilly

Producers Kathryn O'Reilly. Toni Darlow, Fiona Gilbert

Music composed by Alex Holland & Tas Emiabata

Starring Kathryn O'Reilly and Gary Carr, Fiona Gilbert, Robbie Telfer

with James Atherton, Jack Baldwin, Toni Darlow, Chris Fenwick, Andrew Forbes, Steve Giles, Nathan Ives-Moiba,

Lisa Kerr, Paddy Knowles, Jacqui Lee-Pryce, Jim Stevenson, Lorna Stuart

 

Photographed & Edited by James Marcus-Tucker

Make Up Jess Buchanan

Sound Juliet Plumptre

Production Assistant Vince Tycer

 

Thanks Charlie O'Reilly

 

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STAGE PLAYS

SCREWED

written by Kathryn O'Reilly

premiered at Theatre503

directed by Sarah Meadows - Offie nominated

Producer Kathryn O'Reilly & Maeve O'Neill

Dramaturg Neil Grutchfield

Designer Catherine Morgan

Lighting Designer Jammie Platt

Composer Benedict Taylor

Stage Manager Polly Heinkel

Assistant Director Monty Leigh

 

Cast: Derek Elroy, Eloise Joseph, Stephen Myott-Meadows, Samantha Robinson

 

Funded by Arts Council England & The Richard Carne Trust, Supported by Joanna Bacon, John Stanley.

With thanks to Out of Joint

 

 

Ticking time-bombs Luce and Charlene are 30-something binge-drinking soul mates.

They clock in after heavy a night out on the tiles,

popping caffeine pills and downing miniatures on the factory floor,

boasting about last night’s sexual conquests.

When you are living for today it's hard to think about tomorrow.

 

 

"Screwed has a vulgar vigour and an emotional energy that throbs like an inflamed sex organ.

O’Reilly writes convincing dialogue and has added variety and pace to the storytelling by

using monologues and choral passages”

Aleks Sierz - My Theatre Mates

 

“A witty look at female friendship in a broken society.  

O’Reilly has a great ear for the scrappy rhythm of everyday speech.  

An assured debut, at times sharply observed and bruisingly funny ”

Tom Wicker -  Time Out

 

“O’Reilly’s explicit dialogue pulls no punches...Packed with raw energy a

nd frighteningly believable...

O’Reilly’s play is both funny and disturbing, showing lives that lie behind the statistics that tell

us of increasing alcohol problems among women.

It is a piece of new writing rich with promise”

Stephen Bates - Thebeastspen.com

 

“Highly impressive, very authentic writing, combined with great acting made for an

altogether very unpleasant and yet strangely compelling play”

Terry Eastham - LondonTheatre1

 

“Kathryn O’Reilly has really done a wonderful job on her debut play, it is youthful and full of fire.

It’s funny because it is so entirely true...

I couldn’t ask for more from a play, there are explorations of lifestyles, relationships, diversity and killer dialogue”

Bethany Dickinson - A Younger Theatre

 

“O'Reilly has a brilliant ear for the visceral venality of their chat in all its

swaggering hollowness...

O'Reilly's writing produces some gorgeous passages of

overlapping dialogue...

A bolshy, brutal bit of theatre”

Ian Foster - There Ought To Be Clowns

 

“This is actress and writer Kathryn O'Reilly's first play and there's much

that's promising about it.

Throughout there's an impressive attention to rhythmic dialogue, the script establishing a

breakneck pace that rarely lets up.

On top of that there's a nicely disciplined use of time and space”

London City Nights

 

“O’Reilly’s produced a choppy, off-beat script that allows the friends to fall into a familiar routine

and bounce off each other in a way that’s both funny and oddly touching...

Screwed is a hard-hitting play...

 

Kathryn O’Reilly’s decision to explore this social trend with a focus on female characters is refreshing”

Liz Dyer - Theblogoftheatrethings.com

 

“Wonderfully biting dialogue and excellent performances from the cast of four easily seduce the audience”

Theplaysthething.com

 

“The promising early scenes of Kathryn O’Reilly’s play have a poetic staccato quality.

Her sentences are like one-inch punches – blam, blam, blam – giving you a real sense

of the machine of these women’s lives”

Natasha Tripney - The Stage

 

“Funny, vulgar and just a bit scary.

Screwed at Theatre 503 really hits you with everything it can in this

new work by Kathryn O'Reilly....

It is unnerving and at times horrifying to watch two ladies go on a

self-destructive rampage.

But there is something about the piece that seems so

appropriate for our times.

Self-destruction, promiscuity, dead end jobs and alcoholism.

It is all presented here in a subtle and delicate way”

Paul In London

 

“Kathryn has written such a hard hitting, not only in your face but in

your ears blast of a play..

It’s an amazing debut play for it’s authentic and vivid picture it paints of modern day

hedonism and it’s pitfalls”

Lesley Strachan - Wandsworth Radio

 

“Screwed pulls no punches in its representation of the ladette lifestyle; it contains

coarse language and is not for the fainthearted or easily offended.”

Rhiannon Evans - WestendWilma

 

A funny and at times brutally frank look at lives going nowhere...

The relationships between the two girls is beautifully observed by playwright Kathryn O’Reilly

and the writing is bouncy and quirky”

Siân Rowland - London Pub Theatre

 

Production Production photography Sophie Mutevelian

POISONED POLLUTED

written by Kathryn O'Reilly

Premiered at Old Red Lion Theatre - 2019

directed by Lucy Allan

Cast Kathryn O'Reilly, Anna Doolan - both nominted for OFFIE award

Producers Kathryn O'Reilly & Anna Doolan

Associate Producer RUA Arts

Movement Director Sophie Shaw

Designer Mayou Trikerioti

Sound Designer Nicola Chang

Lighting Designer Benny Goodman

Stage Manager Hester Blindell

Rehearsal & Production photography Robert Workman

Funded by Anonymous, Karl Sydow, Carne Trust.

Supported by Clean Break, Out of Joint

 

"An earnest and piercig play"

Broadway World

 

"This is a must-see play addressing the dark truth

behind cycles of drug addiction"

Islinton Tribune

 

"The poetic writing combines with physical performances

to create a moving story of sadness and lost hope"

Grace Wood - The Stage

 

"A couragous piece of theatre"

Theatre News

 

"Superbly written dark play"

Stage Door

 

"Hard-hitting but moving two-hander examining

the scars and childhood abuse and trauma"

Claire Roderick - Fairy Powered

 

"Movement director Sophie Shaw has choreographed a

series of lyrical movements which symbolise

key moments during the sisters' relationship

aloowing O'Reilly and Doolan to showcase their talent"

Lucy Bacon - Islington Tribune

 

"It's a provocative, bold and compelling piece of theatre"

Myfairtheatregoer

 

Production Production photography Robert Workman

STAGED READINGS

SEVERED

written by Kathryn O'Reilly

Soho Theatre - 2019

directed by Jelena Budimir

dramaturg Neil Grutchfield

Cast: Maggie Steed, Joanna Bacon, Linda Clark, Barbara Pierson

Producers Kathryn O'Reilly & RUA Arts

Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by Clean Break, & Out Of Joint

Photography by Robert Workman

KLINK KLANK ECHOES

written by Kathryn O'Reilly

Tristan Bates Theatre

Rikki Beadle-Balir's Team Angelica Louder Than Words Festival

directed by Hannah Eidinow

 

Cast: Kathry O'Reilly, Gary Carr, Eloise Joseph, Anthony Welsh

 

Photography Rikki Beadle-Blair

CAUGHT

short play written by Kathryn O'Reilly

Bush Theatre

Rikki Beadle-Balir's Team Angelica Boom! Festival

directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair

 

Cast: Kathry O'Reilly, Jacqui-Lee Pryce

SCARRED

short play written by Kathryn O'Reilly

Hampstead Theatre

directed by Jessica Swale

SCARRED

short play written by Kathryn O'Reilly

Out of Joint

directed by Blanche McIntyre

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jamie Foreman, Celia Imrie, Johnny Harris,

Matthew Needham, Emma Lowndes 

POETRY / MUSIC 

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DESIGN & EP Photography by Charlie O'Reilly

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