Michael Patrick O'Hara
Creator, Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Actor
Michael Patrick O'Hara ( Waking Dream Productions ) is an actor and award winning writer, producer and director of animation, live action and documentary. His documentary work has won at Chicago Int. Film Festival and Columbus Int. Film Festival. His animation work has been nominated in Zagreb’s Animafest , Frances renowned- Annecy Int. Animation Festival and awarded the Jury Prize at Spike Lee’s 2009 Babelgum Online Int. Film Festival and Best in Animation at the 2011 Beverly Hills Int. Film Festival. Most recently he created the award winning original comedy - TALENT DRIVERS - about a motley group of cast drivers in the film & TV industry. It was awarded with the TO WebFest 2020 - Canadian Spotlight Award ; 202o Rio WebFest Best Direction Award; Best Foreign Comedy Pilot award at the 2020 Palm Springs Int Comedy Film Festival and nominated at the 2023 Austin Comedy Film Festival for Best International Director; the 2020 Beverly Hills Int. Film Festival for Best Short Film ( Episode 3) & the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Supporting Actor Julian Richings.