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Frank Delaney


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    United Kingdom

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Frank is a Film and TV director, producer, editor, music composer, sound designer, and educator

Franks research and practice interests include story, film, tv, radio, music for screen and media, sound, photography, practice as research, creativity, psychology, archive creation and documenting. He has 25 years experience writing, directing, producing, editing, photographing and sound designing national and international film, tv and radio productions for broadcasters such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, BBC, Channel 4, RTE, TG4, CNN, MTV, PBS(USA). He has also written feature length screenplays and directed, edited, composed and/or sound designed short film, feature film and theatre productions. He has also co-founded and managed television and media production companies in Ireland and UK.

He is an active member of the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and Directors UK and an associate member of the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland. He has recently created and authored an Scren Directors Guild policy document that sets out contractual codes of conduct and creative rights agreements for factual and documentary directors.  

Frank is currently working on a series of outputs enquiring into creativity, placemaking, psychology, embodiment through various practice as research outputs. He also has an interest in cross disciplinary storytelling and narrative around film, music, sound and photography as an artistic expression.

Recent research/publications include –

4x52min television series Great Lighthouses of Ireland (Writer/Director) (RTE); Adrian Dunbar’s 1x52 min episode of Who Do You Think You Are (Writer/Director) (RTE); Feature Film 1x105min The Brightside (Sound Designer) (Playground Pictures); Doc on One 1x40 min radio documentary The Whistleblower (Writer/Director/Sound Recordist/Editor/Sound Design (RTE); Doc on One 1x40 min radio documentary High Heels and Horses (Writer/Director/Sound Recordist/Editor/Sound Design/composer (RTE); Irish language version of Macbeth for theatre Mac Beatha (Composer/Sound Design); Television drama-documentary 1x52min Waking The Titanic (Writer/Director/Editor) (TG4, CBS Canada); Television series 6x40min In Good Hands (RTE):

Previous Broadcast Publications include - 11x52mins television series Explorers Journal (Writer/Director/Producer) (National Geographic); 1x52min television factual Made in Taiwan (Writer/Director)(Discovery Channel Int.); 6x52min television series Lonely Planet aka Globetrekker aka Pilot Guides (Director) (Discovery Channel Int.); Who Framed Kate Moss (Writer/Director) (MTV); 6x20min No Frontiers (Director)(RTE); Television series 4x25min Eco Eye (director)(RTE).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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  • Justice Media Awards

    Delaney, Frank (Recipient), 25 Jun 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • New York Radio Awards

    Delaney, Frank (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • New York Radio Awards

    Delaney, Frank (Recipient), 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)