Patrick O'Connor is an Irish composer for film and television whose music has been featured internationally in multiple award winning films, on national television and in advertisements.
In 2012, Patrick was asked to compose an orchestral score for the short film "Flight of The South". Patrick’s sensitive composition soon garnered the attention of Golden Globe winning actor Rutger Hauer, who used Patrick's score as an emotional guide to the narration he provided for the film.
In 2013 Patrick was commissioned by Spraoi Street Theatre and Spectacle to write a 30 minute orchestral accompaniment to an elaborate theatrical event marking the eleven-hundredth anniversary of Ireland's oldest city. Patrick's score for "Vadrefjorder", featuring both Scandinavian and Irish elements was heard by 12,000 people at the event where it accompanied elaborate street theatre and pyrotechnics. The music was later heard on RTE News and featured in a segment on RTE Nationwide where Patrick was interviewed in relation to the score.
Having completed "Vadrefjorder", Patrick immediately began scoring the multiple award winning short film, "Skunky Dog". Patrick also scored the feature film "A Day Like Today". The Film received critical acclaim and was featured in various international film festivals ranging from the Galway Film Fleadh to the Chicago Irish Film Festival.
In 2017 Patrick worked with frequent collaborator, Gerard Walsh, on the feature film, "Release", which premiered at the 2017 Galway Film Fleadh.
2018 marked a renewed collaboration with Bankhouse Productions on the feature film "Dive" and the feature length documentary, "The Evolution of Success". "Dive" debuted in Irish Cinemas on the 18th of May, 2018 and "The Evolution of Success" would receive its launch in the following July.
2019 marked Patrick's first collaboration with Viennese and Irish company Kick The Can on their multimedia KTC series of short films. The first of these shorts, "The Rise of The Paperboy" premiered at the US Sci-Fi/Fantasy festival, FilmQuest. He renewed his collaboration with Gerard Walsh for "Farmer Michael: The Life and Times of A Social Media Pariah", a documentary on Irish Social Media Comedian Steven Timothy which premiered at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh. Patrick's also collaborated with Daniel Holmes and Bankhouse productions on the documentary, "Street Leagues" featuring Colin Farrell. This chronicle of Irish Homeless World Cup teams would go on to premiere at The Dublin International Film Festival in February 2020. Patrick's final collaboration of 2019 would be with designer and film-maker Ais Brady on her debut short, "Shells" which premiered at Indie Cork in 2019.