Atom Films is run by Aileen O'Carroll and Alex Fegan with an office in Dublin.

We specialise in feature films and documentaries for Irish and international audiences.


We are currently in development, production and completion of several projects including Abbeyfealegood (RTÉ), Sins of Ireland (Screen Ireland) and The Irish Wedding (Screen Ireland).

Older Than Ireland (2015), directed by Alex, was one of the highest grossing Irish documentaries of all time in terms of domestic and international box office. The film, which was financed by Screen Ireland entirely through Atom Films, was released theatrically in Ireland and the UK by Element Pictures Distribution. It also played theatrically in over 25 cities in the US and Canada as well as New Zealand and Australia where it received critical and commercial success. It won Best Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh (2015), The Irish Times Ticket Awards (2015) as well winning the Director’s Choice Award at the Boston Irish Film Festival (2016). It was also nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award, 2016.

The Irish Pub (2013), directed by Alex and produced by Aileen, was also released by Element Pictures Distribution in Ireland and the UK. The film was subsequently released in the US/Canada in Landmark Theatres and Rainbow Cinemas respectively where it received critical acclaim. It also sold to various TV channels including RTE, Foxtel, The History Channel, PBS as well as various airlines. In 2016, it was released on Netflix USA/Canada/Australia/New Zealand where it made the coveted ‘Popular on Netflix’ section.

Alex has been nominated for The Rising Star Award at the Irish Film and Television Awards, 2016 as well as nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the Galway Film Fleadh, 2015.

Both Aileen and Alex are qualified lawyers.