Allan Gildea

Allan Gildea

Fifty Dollar Film School
Actor, Director and Visual Effects Artist

Belfast, United Kingdom

Member Since:
February 2014
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About Allan

As a director Allan has 20 years experience on either side of the camera, has worked with Paul Greengrass and Lord Attenborough, won an award for directing promos for the BBC. He now works as a digital artist for a Bafta winning show for CBBC. Allan is due to direct his first feature, Vampires vs Leprechauns, a fantasy action adventure later in 2014. The movie, produced by Causeway Pictures, has already secured US ditribution through Inception media. Allan has also taught film making for the best part of a decade at Queens University Belfast and has recently founded Fifty Dollar Film School, an online film school, launching in the late spring of 2014.

Unique traits: As a director, Allan is enhanced by his art school background, degree in film and twenty years experience on either side of the camera. Allan's 20 years of professional experience as an actor featuring in such films as Bloody Sunday, Closing The Ring and Good Vibrations, as well ads for Guinness, Harp, Hennessy, BT, Ulster Bank, DETI, Irish Spring Sport and many others means he knows how to direct actors very effectively. Additionally, his extensive, hands on knowledge of greenscreen shooting, tracking, rotoscpoping, grading and composititng means he communicates effectively with heads of department and the post production team. He brings enormous energy, good will and enthusiasm to any creative venture and seeks to bring out the very best in himself and his colleagues. He'd be delighted to hear about your project and is especially interested in stories with an ambitious visual canvas and compelling performances.



  • Good Vibrations

    Good Vibrations (2013)
    Film by Revolution Films Police Officer

  • Energy Conservation

    Energy Conservation (2012)
    Commercial by Indee Film and TV LEAD

  • Give My Head Peace

    Give My Head Peace (2007)
    Television by BBC Various

  • Closing The Ring

    Closing The Ring (2007)
    Film by Universal RUC Officer

  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday (2002)
    Film by Granada Films Kevin McCorry

  • Guinness Cold flow

    Guinness Cold flow (1999)
    Commercial by Windmill Films Lead

  • Ulster bank

    Ulster bank (1998)
    Commercial by McCann Ericksonn Manager

  • Hennessy Brandy

    Hennessy Brandy (1997)
    Commercial by Spot On Film and TV Lead

  • Harp Lager

    Harp Lager
    Commercial by Windmill Pictures lead


  • Shark Award for for Promo And Advertising directing BBC

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