Dermott Petty MA is a filmmaker and writer living in Doolin, in North Clare.
His recent work the play ‘2 Days in September’ received a Decade of Centenaries Arts Project Award from Clare County Council Arts Office as part of the Community Strand of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Commemorative Programs.
His one man play ‘The Only Punk Rocker in the Village’ was part of the Barnstable Fringe Festival in Devon, England, the Doolin Writers Festival and played the Edinburgh Fringe in 2023 . He wrote the play ‘’Jiving Lessons for the Broken Hearted’ which asks “is Love Dead in the Middle Ages?” for Ballycartoon Players. He wrote and directed Limerick Youth Theatre’s summer play “Time Travel & The Leaving Cert” at the Belltable Theatre.
Dermott has made the short films “Waits (In) Love?”, “Jesus of Limerick” and “Paddy Takes A Meeting” which have played at the Clones Film Festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage Film Festival and the Moscow Short Film Festival. He created the first ever Irish Spaghetti Western using Sean Nós Dancing titled “The Good The Bad & The Sean Nós Dancer” .