Nicholas O’Riordan is a doctoral candidate in the School of Film, Music and Theatre at UCC. His research interests include Irish cinema, national cinemas, film theory, socio-linguistics and representations of group identity in film. His writing has featured in Film Ireland and in the edited collection Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts, ed. Barry Monahan, Palgrave, 2015. He has co-organised international film conferences, and co-edited for Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media. He also works as a filmmaker.