Conor Dowling is a writer from Dublin currently living in Bray.
Conor’s novel The Outer Circle - a family drama set in Dublin was a semi finalist in The Irish Writer’s Centre Novel Fair 2020. In 2019 Conor launched his own narrative genre-storytelling podcast called The Hidden Station. Conor hosts and produces the series, writes stories and curates stories from writers to feature on his show. It’s like the Twilight Zone for your ears, except unlike Rod Serling, Conor hasn’t smoked in years.
Conor has a number of screenplays in various stages of development, most notably Dara McCool - an animated family comedy action feature film about Irish Mythology. It sounds amazing, and it is! Conor’s TV comedy drama pilot Performers – a show about two people, a broken hearted comedian and musician, looking for love and success in Dublin (possibly semi-autobiographical) - is currently in development and he is devising a new treatment for a TV show and a feature film at the moment, but more on that as the stories develop.
As a TV and film producer/director by day, Conor’s work in kids TV, entertainment, and drama has appeared on RTE and in film festivals respectively. Conor has high hopes for a newly commissioned documentary which he is shooting and directing about a comedian making a comeback to the stage after 30 years.
If it’s got a great story with believable characters, Conor will be there.
Conor holds a masters degree in Digital Feature Film production from Staffordshire University Filmase.
Conor is also trained in Improv, dark room photography and radio broadcasting.
Awards & Nominations:
Semi-Finalist Irish Writer's Centre Novel Fair 2020.
Winner! Judges award at Clones 48 hour film festival for "Noise" 2015.
Finalist! My Rode Reel Sci Fi Category for "Jackie & The Box" 2015
In 2016, Screen Training Ireland awarded Conor a training
bursary to attend a Virtual Reality Filmmaking workshop in Finland.