Meghan O’Shaughnessy is a 23 year old female filmmaker from rural Limerick. She recently graduated from The National Film School at IADT in Dun Laoghaire where she specialised in directing. Her graduate film ‘How to Skin a Cheetah’ was nominated for 2 Kinsale Shark Awards, one of which was ‘Best Irish Film’ and is premiering at Dublin International Film Festival this year. This film is a coming of age black comedy that explores themes of violence in an absurdist world. 

Meghan has won several accolades for her filmmaking including a Royal Television Society Award. Shewas also awarded ‘Best Film in a Student Category’ at The Richard Harris International Film Festival and The Disappear Here International Film Festival for her short documentary, ‘They Killed Us For Existing’ in 2022. 

Meghan is passionate about telling stories with feminist themes in the horror genre and takes visual inspiration from the German Expressionist movement.