• DCU Hybrid Awards – A win for me

    HybridAwardLast night was the third annual DCU Hybrid Awards since the awards were re-established. To say that I was impressed with the set up would be an understatement. The amount of work that the committee went to was stunning and the professionalism that was portrayed was amazing.

    The venue was moved to the Helix and it worked really well. The guys laid on a wine and nibbles reception beforehand and the ceremony itself featured some pretty cool visuals and video messages from judges who couldn’t be there. As for the judges themselves, a pretty awesome line up of Brian Dobson from SixOne, Debbie O’Donnell of TV3, Pat O’Mahony, Nialler9 plus many more all turned up.

    When the awards started up again, we were encouraged to enter as many categories as possible. One reason was to encourage other people to enter. Over the years, this seems to have worked a treat as there were so many entries that the committee had to adopt a shortlist before announcing the winner in each category. To my shock I ended up in a few.

  • Website of the year
  • Arts and Features Radio Show of The Year – Culture Cafe on 2XM
  • Radio DJ of the Year
  • TV Production of The Year (Behaviourism 101)
  • Script of the Year – ‘Life Sucks’ with Robert, Jordan, Miriam, Rachel and Lisa
  • Script of the Year – ‘Old Dog, New Tricks’
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    I was absolutely delighted to win ‘Script of the Year’ for ‘Old Dog, New Tricks’, a non dialogue short film script which I wrote. It’s about an odd couple, think, an old geezer in a shiny tracksuit and Hyacinth Bucket if they were married. I’ve messed about with story ideas before but this is the first one that I’ve actually finished and handed to someone.

    I’m well chuffed!