Pádraig Trehy lectures in film at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, in Cork. He has been making shorts and documentaries for the past 18 years. His documentaries all chart the creative process in a variety of mediums, the most recent of which was his study of the Irish sculptor Seamus Murphy: A Quiet Revolution (funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in 2014). His short films have tended towards the autobiographical and are an attempt to play with the notion of a false or imagined archive.
Shem the Penman Sings Again (an Irish Film Board Micro-Budget project completed in 2015) is his debut feature. The film is an attempt to employ the twin obsessions of music and cinema as a mirror on James Joyce’s imagination during his composition of Finnegans Wake.