Joseph  Desmond Conlan

Joseph Desmond Conlan

Freelance Filmmaker

  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available
Production Safety Passport

In 2017 I made a successful transition from Post into Production and since then I have worked on multiple high-end professional productions in varying capacities across all departments.  I have learned everything from the ground up consequently I understand fully the mechanics of production. This was my film school.

I foresee my career in Directing. I have worked as an Editor and can deploy my story skills and all previous production experience in this pursuit. As an Editor I can see what sequences will fit together to form a cohesive whole and find this is incredibly beneficial when directing.

I have worked in several departments but now I am focused on acheiving a career as a director. I am dedicating myself solely to Directing. I am searching for stories that intrigue me and reflect the human condition.  I want to show this using the correct visual grammar and to entertain the audience.

I have worked on many sets and possess a great understanding of production and how each production department works alongside one another. I possess a Health and Safety Passport, BECTU and FIrst Aid at Work Certificate. 

I am interested in all aspects of the business from conception to exhibition and think it worthwhile to have this interest. Every stage is part of the job.

I have moved from Post-Production into Production and I think reflecting on the previous x3 years experience I think this has been a successful transition. 

 Now I have made another decision by moving into Directing.

I seek stories and characters that are not yet represented and intriging.

I want my work to say something about the world. 

Currently, I am developing my own stories with a view to direct. 

This ScreenSkills member holds a Production Safety Passport.

Creative Industries Safety Passport


11th October 2017 - 10th October 2020

Work History

Boom Operator - Crude Studios

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019

Editor - short commissioned through BBC NI

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Editor - Short funded by Northern Ireland Screen

Apr 2019 - May 2019

Additional Editor - self funded by Rik Gordon

Mar 2019 - Apr 2019

Floor Runenr - Pesky Pictures

Sep 2018 - Sep 2018

Production Assistant - DSP Drama 3 Ltd

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Rushes Runner - Snowed-In Productions

Apr 2018 - Jun 2018

Boom Operator - Cinemagic

Feb 2018 - Feb 2018

Facilities Manager - Honesty Inc.

Feb 2018 - Feb 2018

Runner - Pesky Pictures/ Relapse FIlms

Aug 2017 - Aug 2017

Editor - Planet Ogo Media

Aug 2017 - Aug 2017

Runner - Granite Productions

May 2017 - May 2017

Editor - Marryokes Epic Wedding Cinematography

Jul 2014 - Jul 2015

Writer/Director - Northern Visions Television

May 2014 - Mar 2015

Editor - Catch Cinematography

Jul 2013 - May 2014


Creative Media Production - Higher National Diploma - South Eastern Regional College

Sep 2016 - Jun 2018

Animation Production - BA Hons - U.W.E. at Bristol

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - HND - Arts Institute at Bournemouth

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008


  • Assistant Directing
  • Camera Assisting
  • Camera Operating
  • Editor
  • Producing
  • Production Assistant