is an artist led creative production company.Established in 2009 by composer/producer Brian Irvine and filmmaker/writer/ director John McIllduff,
DUMBWORLD works collaboratively and in partnership with various national and international artists, organisations and practitioners. Working across disciplines DUMBWORLD creates artistically ambitious and exciting pieces that involve working closely with significant practicing professionals as well as people all ages, experiences and backgrounds.
The work includes operas, feature films, documentaries, public art installations and performance pieces. In the short time since its formation DUMBWORLD has created and produced two full-scale operas, two short film operas, a children’s animated orchestral oratoria, a feature film, a feature documentary as well as the Northern Ireland’s largest ever public art installation NEST commissioned by the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
DUMBWORLD’s work has been performed and seen in over 30 countries and has been recognized internationally - 2011 Irish Allianz Arts Award for Opera (best use of music in the community), 2011 Florence film Festival (best film), 2011 Festival Les Escales (Audience Award), 2011 Thessalonaki Film Festival (best film), 2011 British Composers Award (nomination), 2011 Irish Times Theatre Award for Opera (nomination).