Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Cara Gaynor 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

Cara Gaynor is a 23 year old filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. She majored in directing in her final year at the National Film School, IADT, Ireland. As well as directing, she shares an equal appreciation for cinematography and screenwriting. During her four years, she has written and directed three IADT fictional shorts as well as a short documentary, 'A Mother's Gift' which has recently won awards. Giving people a platform to share their stories and to raise awareness through a creative and colourful lens is extremely important in every project Cara creates and works on.

The Director as the Artist: A Discourse of the Auteur’s use of Colour and Design within Cinema.

This thesis explores the director being the auteur of his or her film. It focuses on this particular directorial style and how these directors use colour and design to benefit the narrative of their story. It explores the works of Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson and Guillermo del Toro and the juxtaposition of each of their works, and how they are all considered an auteur within cinema