Louis McCullagh Bsc ABIPP DPAGB

The Morning News ( Writer/Director 2007)

Call Me Son ( Writer/Director 2008)



Louis is a portrait photographer based in Belfast and is a member of the British Institute of Professional Photography. One of the many awards he has won is the prestigious Peter Grugeon Award at the UK Professional Photographers' Annual Awards 2006. He also writes and directs films and has had several large exhibitions of his documentary photographs. More information is available at his website Respectphotography.


2008 September – “Call Me Son” (written and directed by Louis) previews in Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast. “The Morning News” screens in QFT (29th) as support to Jack Nicholson’s “About Schmidt”. April/March – “The Morning News” selected for tour of Germany (Best of British and Irish Films 2007) and screens at Paris Signes de Nuit Festival and ReelHeART Toronto Film Festival. June – Shooting of new film “Call Me Son” in Belfast.


2007 April - "The Morning News" - Film written and directed by Louis has Premiere at Belfast Film Festival. May - Solo Exhibition at the Balmoral Show of thirty 6 x 4feet photographs (attendance 70000). June – "The Morning News" – first NI short film on UK Film Council festival list for promotion worldwide. July – Runner up in worldwide Commonwealth Press Awards, exhibitions London and Canberra 2008. September/October – “The Morning News” screens at Los Angeles and Cork Film Festivals.


2006 August - Solo Exhibition at the prestigious Linen hall Library Vertical Gallery Belfast. " The Northern Family " Folio I (School life in Belfast). September - Selected for the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition. October - Wins the coveted Peter Grugeon Award at the UK Professional Photographers' Annual Awards 2006 beating nominees from the UK, Ireland and around the world in all sections.


2005 January - Images featured in a Swiss book of “Inspirational Black and White images”. April - one of three UK people in the UK to be awarded the DPAGB. May Winner of Contax photography award. October - receives a new UK record of 13 awards at the British Professional Photography Awards. November Film and exhibition “Backstage” were premiered in Belfast. 2004 June - Photographic exhibition and Movie “ Footballer”.


Email Louis Here or T: +44 (0) 2890207699

"Call Me Son" movie site Here

Respectphotography site Here