ABOUT KIERAN

 

As a child, Kieran started making films with his younger brother in the woods behind their house. He quickly discovered how to do some primitive in-camera jump-cuts, making his brother magically disappear and re-appear in a Matrix-style fan film. 

 

After graduated from college at NC State, his debut short film, The Weaver (2012), screened at the prestigious Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC and won “Best Editing” at the Carrboro Film Festival 2012.

 

Kieran’s film, HARBINGER (2014), was a nod to his backyard childhood days. It told the story of a boy building a treehouse to the sky to catch his unborn baby brother. The film spanned roughly twenty days of production and shot in over 17 unique locations across the state of North Carolina. It set the stage for Moreira to push boundaries on what could be accomplished with a limited budget and local resources. The film won “Best Narrative Short Drama” at the 2015 Longleaf Film Festival and the “Excellence in Filmmaking” award at the 2014 Carrboro Film Festival.

 

In early 2018, Kieran founded Negative Split Films, LLC as a platform for him and other local filmmakers to tell stories. In 2019, he released Gill, a sci-fi short film he wrote, directed, and produced about a malfunctioning teleportation suit. The film took him and his ragtag crew all across the state of North Carolina and took two full years to complete. Kieran also produced and edited Nicolle Jones' short comedy Merit Badges (2019). 

 

Kieran's work has been recognized by the American Advertising awards, the Global Trend Triumph awards, and countless film festivals. His assistant editing credits include the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival pick, Maine, and programming on TLC and UP networks. He has freelanced as an editor for notable ad agencies in New York City.

 

He is a runner, space/tech nerd, and self­-proclaimed North Carolina enthusiast. He currently works as a senior filmmaker on Red Hat's internal creative agency in Raleigh, NC.

 

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