Eamon O’Rourke has been working in film for more than fifteen years, holding a wide variety of positions. He initially got into film as an actor, but quickly transitioned into working as a P.A. on large scale feature length films while directing and editing music videos on a smaller scale. He then began working more as an A.D. while ghost writing films that had major releases. After eight years of development, Eamon released his own first feature length narrative in 2022, “Asking For It,” which he wrote and directed.
Being a good director is not always knowing the answer, it’s understanding when you know the answer, and understanding when you don’t, and knowing who to ask when you don’t.
Eamon’s road to becoming a feature director has been dotted with a diverse set of perspectives which have informed how he works now. He has learned much over the last decade, from what it’s like to be on the bottom of the ladder, to how to work with famous actors, to the dedication needed to take a project to its end.
His process has been one of constant learning and evolution and he can speak on some of the pitfalls to avoid that were learned through trial by fire as well as some of the non-traditional things he tried that worked out and helped him find success. Sharing experiences can hopefully change how things get done in the future for the better and Eamon would love to be a part of that if possible.
Asking For It
Director – Universal Studios/Paramount Pictures/Saban Films
The Bad Batch
Actor – Randy – Annapurna Pictures- Ana Lily Amirpour
Ricki and The Flash
Actor – Salt Well Regular – Jonathan Demme
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Actor – Bar Thief – Weinstein Company – Ned Benson
Another Happy Day
Actor – Brandon – Mandalay Vision – Sam Levinson
Wet Hot American Summer
Actor – Camper (Voiceover) – Eureka Pictures – David Wain
Double Major (Theater + Film)
Upright Citizens Brigade