About David Kinsella

2016-17 The Promise, 75 min: Moldova

Feature film in development: Producer / Director

2011-16 The Wall, 75 Min: North Korea and Northern Ireland

Dramatized Hybrid Documentary: Producer / Director

2009-16 The Whisperers, 95 Min: Norway

Documentary / Fiction: Producer / Director

2011-13 The Temptress Documentary, 35 min: Norway & South Sudan

Hybrid Adventure Documentary: Producer / Director

2011-13 Kråke Jacob, Norway

Children's Animated Fiction / Documentary: Director

2009-10 At bygge et minnesmerke over sig selv: Norway

Documentary: Director / Photographer

2008 Når snøen faller: Norway

Shortfilm: Director / Photographer

2005-06 Moonshine, 60 min:

Documentary: NRK Photographer

2006-7 The Kingdom of the Eider, 54 min:

Documentary, Director / Photographer NRK

2005-09 Killing Girls, 80 min: Russia

Ducumentary, Director / Photographer

2005-07 A Beautiful Tragedy, 54 Min: Russia

Documentary, Director / Photographer

2005-06 Love Letters from a Children's Prison, 54 Min: Russia

Documentary, Director / Photographer

2004-5 Vefsn Peoples High School: Norway

Film/ Photo Teacher

2003 Vefsn Peoples High School: Norway

Film/ Photo Teacher

2003 Media & Communication: Norway

Film/ Photo Teacher

2003 Stills film Sundøy Brua: Norway

Director / Producer / Photographer

2002 Kinsella Film registered company

Director / Producer

2000 Journalist School Bodø Film: Norway

Photo Teacher

2000 Master Classes in Press Photography: Norway and Russia.


1994-00 A-Pressen News Group: Norway

Staff Press photographer

1991-94 Bergens Tidende Newspaper, Aftenposten: Norway

Freelance Photographer

1986-91 Sunday Life Newspaper: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Staff Press photographer

Belfast, Northern Ireland

1984-86 Ulster Star Newspaper: Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Staff Press photographer

1980-84 Castlereagh Courier Newspaper: Castlereagh, Northern Ireland

Staff Press photographer

Prizes and Scholarships page

In 1981 David Kinsella won the Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the year, at the age of 16,

In 1991 he moved to Norway.

During his career he has won a total of 58 major awards for his Documentary work in both photo and film, including 4 times Press Photographer of the year in Norway and 3 times Press Photographer of the year in Ireland.

In 2006 David Kinsella directed, filmed and edited his first film Love Letters From a Children's Prison. The film was nominated by the American Film Institute for Best feature length film Documentary of 2006. Love Letters From a Children's Prison was also the most successful Norwegian Documentary in 2006.

In 2008 David Kinsella's A Beautiful Tragedy was nominated for the prestigious Norwegian Amanda award for best Documentary. (Amanda is the Norwegian Oscar for film)

In 2009 David Kinsella was again nominated for a Amanda for best Documentary for his Killing Girls movie.

2009 David Kinsella won the prestigious Jury award at the 2009 Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Doha Qatar and both the European Grand Prix for best Documentary in the Golden Chest festival in Bulgaria, and the overall Grand Prix award at the Egyptian Film Institutes 13th Ismalia International festival for documentaries and short films.

To this date David Kinsella's project pilots have over 3.7 million subscribers in Youtube. With Natalie Portman using A Beautiful Tragedy as her inspiration for Black Swan, David Kinsella's film projects have reached over 160 million viewers with sales throughout the world, and over 2 million views on davidkinsella.com, which has an average of 2000 visitors each day. Killing girls has over 1 000 000 views, over 1800 pages of comments.

In 2016 David Kinsella completed 2 feature films, The Whisperers and The Wall and entered into an agreement with sales agent Adler & Associates Entertainment, Inc, Burbank Hollywood for worldwide sales of:

- The Wall

- The Whisperers

- The Temptress

- Killing Girls

Nationwide cinema screening of The Wall has been agreed for South Korea for screening in December 2016. This will include David visiting South Korea for three weeks to support the movie screening and will include a seminar for South Korean journalists, TV, radio and newspaper interviews.