2017, Winner Best Horror. Cannes Short Film Festival. ​DOP Ismael Diarra. Director Anthony Kinsella. for "They Make You Grow A Beard"

2017, Official Nomination Best Cinematography. ​Underground Cinema Film Festival. DOP Ismael Diarra. Director Anthony Kinsella for "They Make You Grow A Beard"

2016, Best Music Video Kinsale Shark Awards, Director James Fitzgerald, Cinematographer Aidan Gault, Movi Operator Ismael Diarra For The Way Back - The Funeral Suits.

2014, Award Nominated Film Galway Film Fleadh. "​A Day Like Today". Director Gerard Walsh Camera Operator Ismael Diarra for Day Like today.

Ismael Diarra,

Based in Dublin, Ireland

Ismael Diarra is an ambitious Irish cinematographer living in Dublin and working on numerous productions in around Ireland and UK with companies like Cardel Entertainment, Vit-Hit, Shoot Cut Grade, Nespresso and Fair City for RTE.

A Cinematographer who started off shooting on super 16mm film. Ismael is educated in Film and Television production, and Cinematography at Ballyfermot College, majoring in camera and lighting. 

He has a passion for Commercials, TV, Music Videos, Short Films and Theatre making vary in  exceptional skills.


He can work on large projects and small projects and adjusts as needed. Ismael likes to work fast and caters to make the work as easy as possible for his Directors and Producers with a fun and creative free atmosphere.


He can provide his own filming and lighting equipment. Full Driver Licence and access to other crew members. Having worked many years and acquiring over time high quality production equipment Ismael strives to start and finish your project and the best quality possible.


Production: Call Sheets, Shot List, Script Supervising, Props, Super 16mm film loader.

Camera: Sony A7s, Canon 60D, Black Magic Cinema/Pocket. Super 16mm Aaton and Arri.

Equipment: DJI Ronin Gimbal, Wireless Follow Focus, Jib Crane, Shoulder Steadicam, lighting.

Sound: Zoom H1/H6, Rode Video Mic, Rode NTG2.

Programs: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, Light Room, HTML/CSS, Word, Excel, Email, Internet, MAC OS, Windows.

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