Treasa O'Brien is a filmmaker based in Ireland, London and Utopia. Making fiction, experimental moving image and documentary but most interested when these distinctions collapse. Exploring art, politics, poetry, social change, the individual and the collective, ecstatic truth, storytelling, reality, the usual.
She is the founder of Stinging Hornet Films, which produces her own films and some co-productions and collaborative projects. She is part of the team working on Precarious Trajectories, a research project on migration and the Mediterranean sea, and recently filmed in Greece for the upcoming BBC documentary Year of the Migrant (dir. Sue Clayton).
She studied filmmaking in Goldsmiths, London (MA) and visual art in Limerick School of Art & Design (BA), and participated in ESoDoc and Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School.