Music Videos Directed by D.A.D.D.Y.
‘Youngish’ men Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman direct together under the name D.A.D.D.Y. D.A.D.D.Y. started as a graphic design and animation collaboration, but they quickly moved on to direct both animated and live action short films, music videos, and TV commercials. Their music video work in particular has gathered a cult following both in Ireland and abroad. Mike and Enda have been invited to talk and showcase their work in the National Film Theatre in London, as well as to speak to filmmakers and designers in Copenhagen, Dublin, Limerick & Belfast. They have directed high profile music videos for many bands; more recently Bloc Party, Jape and Super Furry Animals. Along the way they have been nominated for the ‘best new director’ award at the UK Music Video awards in 2008 as well as D&AD award for their music video work.
2009 saw the release of the Irish Film Board funded and awarding winning short film Mr. Foley which Mike and Enda wrote and directed. Mr. Foley has toured the festival circuit and picked up many awards along the way including: Best Short Film: San Francisco United Short Film Festival; Melies D’or Nomination & Audience Prize: Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival; Best Overall Film: Fastnet Short Film Festival and Best ‘Soundscape’ Award: Dresden International Short Film Festival.
The Hatch is their second short which will premiere at the Corona Cork Film Festival in November 2011 and they hope to start a new sub-genre, pompously describing the film as a ‘poetic sci-fi’.
They are currently in development on their first feature film currently titled Bogman King. You can see much of D.A.D.D.Y’s work to date on www.teamdaddy.com.