Deirdre O’Connor

Deirdre O’Connor

(She/Her)
Owner/Filmmaker
Little Red Purse Productions

Deirdre O’Connor is an independent filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film Studies at SUNY Nassau Community College.  She has written narrative screenplays, produced short documentaries, and most recently wrote, produced, and directed a narrative feature film, One Moment, starring Danny Aiello in his final screen performance. One Moment is distributed by Indican Pictures and Magnolia Home Entertainment and will be released 7/26/22 on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Direct TV, Google Play, and Vudu.

Full Bio
Deirdre O’Connor is an independent filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film Studies at SUNY Nassau Community College.  After writing narrative screenplays and producing short documentaries for more than twenty years, Deirdre wrote, produced, and directed her first narrative feature film, One Moment, starring Danny Aiello in his final screen performance. One Moment has secured worldwide distribution with Indican Pictures and Magnolia Home Entertainment and will be released 7/26/22 on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Direct TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
Deirdre holds a Master of Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Arts from James Madison University. Since 2004, O’Connor has taught film theory and video production classes as a full-time member of the Communications Department at SUNY Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY, currently holding the rank of Associate Professor.

Professional Credits
Back to Brooklyn with Jack and Jim (2014). Short Documentary. Producer, Director, Editor.
30% Sun, 100 % Fun (2017). Short documentary. Producer, Director, Editor.
One Moment (2021). Narrative feature. Producer, Writer, Director
Industry Awards
2021 Festival Awards
1. Cinequest Audience Favorite Award
2. Beaufort International Film Festival - Best Comedy
3. Art of Brooklyn Film Fest - Best Feature
4. Oklahoma Barebones Festival - Louis Weber Director’s Award
5. Naples Film Festival - Independent Film Award
6. Sedona Film Frst - Most Impactful Film Award 
7. Long Island Film Festival Audience Favorite Award
Other Professional Groups
Alliance of Women Directors
NYWIFT Committees
Writers Group
Content Types
Documentary, Narrative Features
Occupations
Director, Educator, Writer
Business Types
Production Company
Countries Worked In
United States
Foreign Languages Spoken
Anglo-Saxon
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