Director BIO: Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair (DO I KNOW YOU?)

Rioghnach has a BA in Film and TV Production and a MA in Screenwriting from National Film School, Ireland. She has directed short films, NEON (2017), BREAK US (2019), DO I KNOW YOU?(2020). BREAK US premiered at Galway Fleadh Film Festival and went on to over 30 festivals internationally including Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. She has also worked as a Development Executive for both Blinder Films and Samson Films, two of Ireland’s leading production companies. She is also the lead writer on TV show THE LIDO (2021) for RTE, which is in late stage development with creator Nadia Forde.

Director Statement

DO I KNOW YOU explores themes about family, parenting and what it truly means to be a parent. We don’t often see stories that revolve around queer families or queer parenting – and Sarah and Barry’s script delicately broaches the complexities of starting a family from a sperm donor. The film hinges on a moment where Robyn asks her mother why she hasn’t a dad – and Jessica has to make a journey to accept her daughter’s wishes to meet the man who ‘helped’ create her. Ultimately, family is more than just biology – it’s the lives we share, the people we are close to, the love we give…


By lgbttorontofilmfestival

Festival occurring twice a year. In Toronto in June. And in Los Angeles in September. Showcasing the best of LGBT Short Films and Screenplays from around the world.

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