Latest News: Our feature documentary "The Curious Works of Roger Doyle" screened on RTE 1 television in August 2021. Described by the Sunday Independent as "electrifying", this is now available to view in Ireland on the RTE Player

The longer and definitive cinema version of this film is available online in Ireland 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 several new feature documentary projects, one of which has received funding from Screen Ireland.

Other work in development includes several short drama productions and new feature film projects.


To date, Instigator Films has produced two feature films, both of which got nationwide cinema releases in Ireland, one of which got a television broadcast, 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 (2018/2021)"

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" (2009)

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 Enterprise Awards (May 2017) in the Mansion House Dublin. We did the live video camera work on the night and produced a bespoke 3D animated backdrop for the ultra-wide video screen used through the event (actually two high-definition projected screens joined together).

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


Instigator Films was founded by award-winning filmmaker Brian Lally to make ground-breaking innovative independent films, often outside of the mainstream. He works with a range of different collaborators on each project. Brian is based in Dublin, Ireland but works internationally.

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