Jack Doyle is a film editor and photographer currently based in Dublin, Ireland. After two years of a pandemic and a busy grad year, he is looking forward to broadening his horizons in the industry and widening his skill set.
On his deathbed and in a semi-lucid state, 70-year-old alcoholic, Mickey McGrath, proposes a ridiculous request for his two sons: for them to travel to the rural town he grew up in and leave his ashes in the one place he was truly his happiest: the local Pub.
Thicker Than Water:
Thicker Than Water is a film about how two sisters, at odds with each other, cope with the complicated grief of their mother.
After the family holiday home has been sold, sisters Beth and Niamh, and Niamh's boyfriend Rob, reluctantly return to the Sligo coast to clear the cottage of its belongings. There, the sisters are forced to confront the past that lost them their mother, quickly devolving into an increasingly challenging and emotionally suffocating four days.
Jack's thesis dissertation investigates the gangster film genre as well as how Martin Scorsese impacted, evolved and changed the genre for filmmakers of the future. Few filmmakers show such a blatant disregard for the rules of movie making and it is this quality about Scorsese’s work that makes him one of the most refreshing and distinctive auteurs of the past century. He is as unpredictable as the mobster characters he brings to life. This thesis will look into the beginnings of the genre, Scorsese’s development of his craft and the legacy he has left on cinema and the gangster genre.