Born in Cork, received a BA and MA from UCC before pursuing a PhD in film studies at UCD. Since the 90s has published film and video criticism in Cahiers du Cinιma (Paris), Cinema Scope (Vancouver), Metro (Melbourne), Senses of Cinema (Australia), De Filmkrant (Amsterdam), Letras De Cine (Spain), Real Time (Melbourne), Radical Philosophy (UK), International Journal of Philosophical Studies (Dublin), Film West (Galway), ROUGE (Australia), Panic (Paris) and in the forthcoming Pompidou Centre catalogue Godard: Voyages en Utopie. He is the co-author of a book on Leos Carax (Manchester UP 2003). He turned to filmmaking in 2003 and co-directed Abbas Kiarostami: the Art of Living. His video piece As the day wore on, I started seeing strange things screened during the Galway Film Fleadh in 2005. He is now completing a short documentary on Georg Trakl and a feature documentary on Experimental Film.