Patrick Ireland is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and multimedia producer. He completed his BA in Politics & Philosophy at the University of Sheffield in 2013 and, in 2014, enrolled on the MA Filmmaking programme at the London Film School. To attend the school, Ireland was awarded a scholarship for academic excellence by The Leverhulme Trust that covered the majority of his fees. In 2015, he completed his first documentary film, Anonymous: A Million Men, which was subsequently sold to Shorts International for distribution. Later that year, Ireland worked alongside Channel 4 and ITN Productions in producing Channel 4's Youth Leaders Debate which aired on All 4 on the 28th of April 2015. In 2016, he graduated from the London Film School with the short film One in a Million: a social drama set in his hometown of Herne Bay, Kent. The film later screened in the Short Film Corner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and won the Best Social Realism Film prize at the 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival. In 2017, he directed and starred in the mockumentary short, The Director - a comedy about homelessness.
One in a Million is a short social drama which focuses on Kevin; an orphan and autistic teenager living in the South East who dreams of winning the lottery and escaping the shackles of his...