Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Clíona Ball 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

Clíona Ball is a television directing major, with a minor in producing, focusing on the role of 1st AD. Her passion lies in directing television, as she is especially interested in the unique storytelling opportunities that television offers, allowing her to explore complex characters and develop intricate plotlines across episodes and seasons. She has hands-on experience in assistant directing across diverse formats, including short films, documentaries, and music videos. Adept at managing projects of various scales, Clíona thrives in dynamic environments and is dedicated to bringing creative visions to life with precision and enthusiasm.

In Good Company - Pilot Episode

In Good Company is a comedy series centred on the uniquely loving and cruel relationship that is sisterhood. Niamh moves into her sister's apartment but she is in for a surprise: her sister's boyfriend is already living there. Feeling protective and concerned, Niamh resolves to end her sister's relationship. She teams up with the building's repairman to devise a plan to sabotage the romance, leading to unexpected consequences.

Beyond The Nuclear Family - Examining the Diverse Portrayals of American Families in Sitcoms

This thesis explores the evolution of family dynamics in sitcoms from the 1950s to the present day. The research delved into how sitcoms have transitioned from traditional nuclear family representations to more diverse and inclusive depictions. It analyses the cultural, social, and historical factors influencing these changes, highlighting the genre's role in reflecting and shaping societal attitudes towards family structures. The thesis underscores the importance of television as a medium for cultural commentary and social change