Latest news: Our feature documentary "The Curious Works of Roger Doyle" is available online in Ireland to rent or buy exclusively on

Latest trailer for "The Curious Works of Roger Doyle"

★★★★★ "Mesmerically beautiful" - RTE

Click here to watch on Volta (Ireland only) Click here for official film website

Current Projects

Instigator Films is a company that focuses on two strands of production: ambitious, compelling documentaries and dark, daring, intense contemporary stories. Our work is never bland, never safe, and often unforgettable.

Production still from The Curious Works of Roger Doyle

Instigator Films is currently developing a major new feature documentary project which will commence filming in late 2020. This project has received funding from Screen Ireland.

Other work in development includes several short drama productions and a new feature film to be shot in 2021.


To date, Instigator Films has produced two feature films, both of which got nationwide cinema releases in Ireland, and several short productions, as well as a very wide range of corporate work.

Some reviews of our films:

Feature documentary: "The Curious Works of Roger Doyle"

Official film website

Production still from The Curious Works of Roger Doyle

A young Roger Doyle plays the Fairlight synthesiser in 1983

★★★★★ "Moving and brilliant... mesmerically beautiful" - RTE

Read full review here

★★★★ "Triumphant homage to a musical genius" - Sunday Independent

Read full review here

"Impressive documentary" - Film Ireland

Ensemble drama/thriller: "8.5 Hours"

Official film website

Production still from the film 8.5 Hours

A tense moment from "8.5 Hours" featuring actors Lynette Callaghan and Victor Burke

"The best Irish film in years." - Irish Connections Magazine

"Strong performances throughout... sprawling... epic... evocative... and disarmingly dark" - Eye For Film

"8.5 Hours is an ambitious idea on a tiny budget. Writer/director Brian Lally does a good job." - Sunday Independent

Corporate Work

Via our corporate division; Instigator Media, we have produced a wide range of corporate video and digital media projects, mainly for Irish businesses but also for clients in the United States. To date, we have produced over 300 corporate video productions.

The main services offered are:
Corporate and industrial video productions
Live event filming
Bespoke boardroom presentations
3D animated backgrounds for large screens
Written corporate communications

Shot of live event filming

Filming Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the National Enteprise Awards 2017 in the Mansion House Dublin

Film clips from our productions

Roger Doyle talks about studying electronic music ("The Curious Works of Roger Doyle")

Olwen Fouere talks about forming Operating Theatre("The Curious Works of Roger Doyle")

Cinema trailer for feature "8.5 Hours" (2010)

Trailer for short documentary "Alternative Model"(2013)

Imagery from a range of our productions

Social Media

Our Facebook movie pages:

The Curious Works of Roger Doyle

8.5 Hours

YouTube channels:

Twitter account for director Brian Lally:



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