Martin Faranan McDonagh earned accolades as a playwright while in his twenties, before turning towards screenwriting and directing films.
In 2004, McDonagh directed his first film, the black-comedy short ‘Six Shooters,’ which won him an ‘Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film,’ along with several other awards. He made his feature film debut with black-comedy crime-film ‘In Bruges’ (2008), which is about two Irish hit-men hiding in Bruges. It was screened at various film festivals and fetched him, along with other honors, an ‘Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.’
McDonagh’s next directorial venture was the dark-comedy crime-drama parody ‘Seven Psychopaths’ (2012), which was also written by him.
Further, McDonagh wrote and directed the dark-drama ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ (2017), which depicts a Missouri woman who draws attention to the unsolved rape and murder of her daughter by leasing three billboards. The film won several accolades, including ‘People’s Choice Award,’ two ‘BAFTA Awards,’ two ‘Golden Globe Awards,’ and ‘Academy Award’ nominations for ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Original Screenplay.’
McDonagh’s upcoming film is ‘The Banshees of Inisherin.’