Downpour, starring Muireann Bird and Cian Barry was funded by the Irish Film Board as part of their Short Shorts scheme and has been doing really well on the festival circuit. Some of its awards and nominations include; Best Irish Short at Foyle Film Festival 2011, the Directors Choice Short Film Award at the Irish Film Festival Boston March 2012, Le Prix du Cinéma Indépendant at the 32nd Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne and an IFTA nomination back in February 2012.
Claire Dix is an award winning filmmaker, working in both fiction and documentary film. Her first feature documentary Broken Song premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February 2013 where it won the audience award and also the Michael Dwyer Discovery Award. Her short film Downpour, funded by the Irish Film Board, has won a total of eight international awards including Best Irish Short at Foyle Film Festival 2011. Her latest short film, Alia, premiered at the Cork Film Festival in November 2012 and is currently on the festival circuit.