Dr. Justin Mac Gregor

Dr. Justin Mac Gregor

John Sherlock Assistant Professor, Film Studies

Head of School- School of Creative Arts

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Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Justin MacGregor, 'To Russia, With Pride', Waterford Diversity Festival, New Line Theatre, 2015, -Theatre Production, 2015
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Uhta! The last part of the night', Smock Alley Theatre, come as you arts eire, 2016, -Theatre Production, 2016
  • Justin MacGregor, 'It Shall Be Illegal', Nyet! Nyet! Soviet, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2014, -Theatre Production, 2014
  • Justin MacGregor, 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps: Images for Putin's Russia', Nyet! Nyet! Soviet, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2014, -Film production, 2014
  • Justin MacGregor, 'For What It's Worth: Images from Putin's Russia', Nyet! Nyet! Soviet, 2014, -Film production, 2014
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Spy Who Ate Ice Cream', Milk and Cookies Storytelling Festival, 2013, -Theatre Production, 2013
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Pas de Trois: Nigel Kennedy Live in St. Prex', St Prex Festival, 2011, -Film production, 2011
  • Justin MacGregor, 'He'll Meet You In A French Film', Huddersfield Literature Festival, 2011, -Film production, 2011
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Memories: A Writer's Confession', 2006, -Film production, 2006
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Boxing Shakespeare', 2005, -Theatre Production, 2005
  • Justin MacGregor, 'League of Lefties', 2003, -Film production, 2003
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Vigil', 2001, -Film production, 2001
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Big Screen', 2001, -Film production, 2001
  • Justin MacGregor, Cineworks 2000: Twenty Years of Independent Filmmaking in British Columbia, First, Vancouver, Canada, Government of British Columbia / BC 2000, 2000, 1 - 128ppBook, 2000
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Lonely Clouds of Guernica', University of Huddersfield, University of Huddersfield, 2016, -Theatre Production, 2016
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Monologues from A Slow Dance With Death', Victoria, Canada, The Canadian Centre for the Performing Arts, 2016, -Theatre Production, 2016
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Monologues from A Slow Dance With Death', Victoria, Canada, The Canadian Centre for the Performing Arts, 2015, -Theatre Production, 2015
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Nyet! Nyet! Soviet: An Evening in Support of LGBT People in Russia', Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2014, -Music Production, 2014
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Fyodor: a portrait', The Brothers Karamazov, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, -Film production, 2014, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Dmitri: a portrait', The Brothers Karamazov, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, -Film production, 2014, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Alyosha: a portrait', The Brothers Karamazov, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, -Film production, 2014, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Ivan: a portrait', The Brothers Karamazov, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, -Film production, 2014, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'How I Helped End Communism (And Save Democracy for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin).', Trinity Week, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Lost Verses', 1992, 23 - 27Fiction and creative prose, 1992
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Cat', 1986, 26 - 28Fiction and creative prose, 1986
  • Justin MacGregor, et al., 'Life in a Day (Cambodia)', Life in a Day, 1, California, Scott Free Productions and YouTube, 2011, -Film production, 2011
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Gyre', Dublin, 2019, -Script, 2019
  • Justin MacGregor, Songs From the Second Floor: A Comedy Without Much Laughter., Irish Film Institute, Dublin, 31 October, 2017, Irish Film InstituteInvited Talk, 2017
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Tears That Fall Not', Scene + Heard Festival 2020, Rehearsed Reading Draft 1, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, Scene + Heard Festival 2020, 2020, -Theatre Production, 2020
  • Justin MacGregor et al., 'Is There Anybody Out There? Young Voices from Inside a Pandemic', Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland, come as you arts eire., 2021, -Film production, 2021
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Cooking in the Outer Hebrides with Angus McTiernan - a live theatrical podcast', Prague and Dublin, Prague City of Literature, 2022, -Script, 2022
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Vaclav's Prague Spring Blues', Prague UNESCO City of Literature, Prague and Dublin, Prague City of Literature, 2023, -Script, 2023
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Vaclav's Prague Spring Blues', Prague UNESCO City of Literature, Prague and Dublin, Vaclav Havel Library / Prague City of Literature, 2024, -Theatre Production, 2024
  • Justin MacGregor, 'A Terrible and Awful Silence', Mother Tongues Festival, 2021, Dublin, Mother Tongues Festival / Zoom, 2021, -Theatre Production, 2021, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The obituary of Robert Gabrial Mugabe - A true store', Smashing Times & Front Line Defenders Festival of Arts & Human Rights, 2020, Dublin, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, 2020, -Theatre Production, 2020, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'When Havel Met Lear (and Beckett too)', 2024, -Film production, 2024
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Cooking on the Outer Hebrides', Ireland and Finland, 2023, -Script, 2023
  • Malcolm Gladwell & Jeff Bleckner, 'Runaway Virus', Vancouver, Canada, ABC Television, 2000, -Film production, 2000
  • Brandon Tartikoff & Peter Lefcourt, 'Beggars and Choosers', Vancouver, Canada, 2000, -Film production, 2000
  • Jonathan Keasey, 'Tow', MindRiot Entertainment, New Jersey, USA, Seattle, USA, Dublin, Ireland, 2024, -Film production, 2024
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Mugabeland!', Manchester, UK, The Lowry, 2013, -Theatre Production, 2013, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'How I Helped End Communism (And Save Democracy for George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin)', Manchester, UK, The Lowry, 2012, -Theatre Production, 2012
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Lonely Clouds of Guernica', Manchester, UK, Birmingham, UK, The Lowry, The Old Joint Stock Theatre, 2011, -Theatre Production, 2011, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'God Wept and the Devil Laughed', Manchester, UK, The Lowry, 2011, -Theatre Production, 2011, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Play That Killed Me', Manchester, UK, Birmingham, UK, Cheshire, The Lowry, The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Cheshire Rural Touring Scheme, 2010, -Theatre Production, 2010
  • Justin MacGregor, '2012: The Games Are Coming! The End is Nigh!', London, UK, Lost Theatre / London Fringe, 2010, -Theatre Production, 2010
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Ballad of Brian Burke', Nyet! Nyet! Soviet!, Samuel Beckett Theatre / Youtube, 2014, -Theatre Production, 2014
  • Justin MacGregor, 'In For A Penny', One Play, One Day Festival, Studio Salford and Future Artists Studio, Salford, Studio Salford and Future Artists Studio, Salford, 2012, -Theatre Production, 2012, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Seventh Day', One Play One Day Festival, Studio Salford and Future Artists Studio, Salford, Studio Salford and Future Artists Studio, Salford, 2013, -Theatre Production, 2013
  • Justin MacGregor, 'St Prex Classics', St Prex, Switzerland, St Prex Festival, 2011, -Film production, 2011, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'We Drove Through Orchards', God Wept and the Devil Laughed, The Lowry / University of Bolton / come as you arts ltd., 2011, -Film production, 2011, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'What Do We Hear In The Quiet Places?', God Wept and the Devil Laughed, 2011, -Film production, 2011, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Thirty Missions', God Wept and the Devil Laughed, 2011, -Film production, 2011, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Death Towered Over Us', God Wept and the Devil Laughed, 2011, -Film production, 2011, URL
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Loving," "Gold," and "Rings."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2017, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Chi-Raq," "Sully: Miracle on the Hudson," and "Bleed for This."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2016, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "The Magnificent Seven," "Siege of Jadotville," and "Little Men."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2016, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Review of "The Shallows," "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," and "Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2016, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, Friday Panel: The current state of Irish Film and Television Production., The Film Netwrok, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 20 January, 2017, DU Film SocietyInvited Talk
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Tale of Tales," "The Conjuring 2," and "Gods of Egypt."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2016, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Knight of Cups," and "Bad Neighbours 2."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2016, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Sunset Song, "Christmas with the Coopers," and "Victor Frankenstein."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2015, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews for "The Program," "The Lobster," and "Pan."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2015, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Straight Outta Compton," "Miss Julie," and "45 Years."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2015, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'The Business of Animation', The Business, Dublin, RTE, 2015, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Television Review: "True Detective: Season 2."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2015, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "The Good Lie," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and "The Emperor's New Clothes."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2015, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Kong: Skull Island" and "Elle."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2017, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film reviews of "Handsome Devil," "Their Finest," and "Rules Don't Apply."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2017, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film reviews of "Kingsmen: The Golden Circle," "Maze," and "Borg McEnroe."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2017, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film reviews of "The Mummy," "Norman," and "My Cousin Rachel."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2017, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women," "Only the Brave," and "The Florida Project."', Arena, Dublin, RTE Radio, 2017, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "I, Tonya" and "Finding Your Feet."', Arena, Dublin, RTE Radio, 2018, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Hostiles," "Brad's Status," and "All The Money In The World."', Arena, Dublin, RTE Radio, 2018, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Rampage," "Western," and "Making the Grade."', Arena, Dublin, Ireland, RTE, 2018, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, The current state of Irish film and television., The Film Network, Wynn's Hotel, Dublin, 19 January, 2018, DU Film SocietyInvited Talk
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Review of "Yardie," "Searching," and "Cold War."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2018, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Review of "First Man," "Rosie," and "Bad Times at the El Royale."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2018, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Review of "True Detective - Season 3."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2019, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Review of "The Frontrunner," "Stan & Ollie," and "Colette."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2019, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Tolkien," "The Long Shot," and "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2019, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Never Grow Old," "Angel Has Fallen," "Pain and Glory," and "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark."', Arena, RTE, 2019, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Don't Let Go," "Hotel Mumbai," and "The Goldfinch."', Arena, RTE, 2019, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" and "The Personal History of David Copperfield." ', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2020, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Once," "Garage," and "Iona."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2020, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Election Films', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2020, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Possessor" and "Patrick."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2020, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Music," "News of the World," and "PVT Chat."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2021, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "He Dreams of Giants," "Minari," and "The Mauritanian."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2021, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Cowboys," "Apples," and "End of Sentence."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2021, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "It Must be Heaven," "In the Earth," "In The Heights," and "The Reason I Jump."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2021, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "The Green Knight," "The Many Saints of Newark," and "The Alpinist."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2021, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "The Eternals," "Spencer," "The Card Counter," and "Love Yourself Today."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2021, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of " C'Mon, C'Mon," "The Hand of God," and "Final Account."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2021, -Broadcast
  • Justin MacGregor, 'Irish Cities on Film', Drivetime, Dublin, RTE, 2022, -Broadcast
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'The Brothers Karamazov', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, -Theatre Production, URL

Research Expertise

  • Title
    When Vaclav Met Lear (and Beckett too!)
    Summary
    A poetic documentary using found footage, animation, and conducted interviews to tell the story of Vaclav Havel's 1964 meeting with Irish and British actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company touring the greatest performance of the 20th Century on the other side of the Iron Curtain.
    Funding Agency
    AHSS Benefaction Fund
    Date From
    2022
    Date To
    2024
  • Title
    Quantum Haze: The true story of a Middle Way quantum mechanic.
    Summary
    Dr. Jason Brent has spent decades pursing a theory that would combine supersymmetry and the multiverse into one grand unifying theory of everything. But first he needs to find part of a guitar Jimi Hendrix threw into the audience at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1968. With that he will reconcile Einstein with the quantum theories he hated and accidentally created.
    Funding Agency
    Canada Council for the Arts - Exploration Programme
    Date From
    1994
    Date To
    2024

Creative & performing arts, History and Archaeology, Law & Human rights, Other Humanities, Other Humanities, Creative & performing arts, Mental Health (including Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology), Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, Law & Human rights, Social Justice, History and Archaeology, Mental Health (including Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology), Social Justice, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion,

Recognition

  • Artist Project Award, Arts Council England 2012
  • Official Selection, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021
  • Artist Award, Ontario Arts Council 2002
  • Peter Brooks/Mobius Award (Part of Submission), UK January 2013
  • Award of Merit, Accolade Global Film Competition, USA, Concept 2022
  • Artist Award, British Columbia Arts Council 1998
  • Development Award, Telefilm Canada 2002
  • Award for Excellence in Category, Human Spirit, Documentaries Without Borders Film Festival, USA 2022
  • Artist Award, British Columbia Arts Council 1997
  • In consideration, Arctic Film Festival, Norway 2022
  • Artist Project Award, Arts Council England 2013
  • Award of Merit, IndieFEST Film Awards, USA, Editing 2022
  • Project Award, Visual and Performing Arts Fund 2015
  • Best Emerging Director Nominee, Shavick Awards, Canada 1999
  • First Place, Huddersfield Literature Festival Poetry Challenge May 2011
  • Audience Award, Reel Film Festival 2006
  • In Consideration, Prague Film Awards 2022
  • Award of Merit, IndieFEST Film Awards, USA, Concept 2022
  • Award of Excellence, Accolade Global Film Competition, USA, Editing 2022
  • Award of Merit, IndieFEST Film Awards, USA, Documentary Feature 2022
  • Writer in Residence, Prague UNESCO City of Literature, 2019 2019
  • Peggy Ramsay Writing Award, UK 2012
  • Professional Membership, Writer's Guild of Great Britain 2009
  • Manchester Theatre Award Nominee January 2014
  • Award of Merit, Impact Documentary Awards, Documentary Feature 2023
  • Professional Membership, Writer's Guild of Ireland 2013
  • Official Selection, Disappear Here Film Festival, Ireland 2021
  • Peggy Ramsay Writing Award, UK 2013
  • Award of Recognition, Impact Documentary Awards, Direction 2023
  • Directing Bursary Award, Director's Guild of Great Britain 2010
  • Peggy Ramsay Writing Award, UK 2011
  • BBC Achievement Award 2011
  • Official Selection, Documentaries Without Borders Film Festival, USA 2022
  • Artist Project Award, Arts Council England 2010
  • Theatre Project Award, Arts Council Ireland 2016
  • Artist Project Award, Arts Council England 2011
  • Finalist, Best Short Film Script, "The Gyre," Waterford Film Festival December 2018
  • In Consideration, Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2022
  • Writing Award, Explorations, Canada Council for the Arts 1996
  • AHSS Benefaction Fund Recipiant 2022
  • Peggy Ramsay Writing Award, UK 2011
  • Artist Project Award, Arts Council England 2011
  • Peggy Ramsay Writing Award, UK 2015
  • Manchester Theatre Award January 2012
  • Best Experimental Film Nominee, Royal Television Society, UK 2012
  • Best Ensemble Award, Reel Fast Film Festival 2001
  • Professional Membership, Screen Director's Guild of Ireland 2013
  • Excellence in Editing Award, Documentaries Without Borders Film Festival, USA 2022
  • Directing Bursary Award, Director's Guild of Great Britain 2009
  • Award of Merit, Accolade Global Film Competition, USA, Documentary Feature 2022
  • In Consideration, Rome Independent Cinema Festival 2022
  • Winner, CBC and DOC Script Competition 2001
  • Professional Membership, Director's Guild of Great Britain 2009
  • Writer's Guild of Ireland present
  • Full Member, Documentary Organisation of Canada ongoing
  • Director's Guild of Canada present
  • Higher Education Academy Ongoing
  • Associate Member, Canadian Society of Cinematographers ongoing
  • Writer's Guild of Great Britain 31 December 2014
  • Screen Directors Guild of Ireland present
  • Director's Guild of Great Britain 31 December 2014
  • Keynote Speaker, Vancouver International Film Festival Trade Forum 1997
  • Guest Speaker, Cinematic Salon, CIneworks Independent Filmmakers Society 2000
  • International Author and Invited Guest, Maison Des Scénaristes, Cannes Film Festival May-2016
  • External Examiner, NUI Galway, MA in Production & Direction 01-Sep-2016
  • Juror, British Columbia Arts Council 2008
  • Big Foot Script Challenge @ Trinity College Dublin 01-Jul-2022
  • Chair, Meet the Filmmakers, Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society 1999
  • International Author and Invited Guest, Maison Des Scénaristes, Cannes Film Festival May-2015
  • International Author and Invited Guest, Maison Des Scénaristes, Claremont Ferrand Film Festival Feb-2015
  • Advisor, First Frame, Dublin International Film Festival 05-12-2019
  • Chair and Co-founder, Good Hero Internship @ Trinity College Dublin 01-Sep-2022
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award 1983
  • Chair, Meet the Filmmakers, Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society 2000
  • Keynote Speaker, Vancouver International Film Festival Trade Forum 1998