Dublin born Kirsten Sheridan is a multi award winning writer and director. She has directed August Rush starring Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Robin Williams. In 2001 she directed Disco Pigs with Elaine Cassidy and Cilian Murphy for which she received a nomination for Best Director at the British Independent Film Awards. Most receltly she wrote and directed Dollhouse helping to launch the careers of Seana Kerslake and Jack Reynor. She was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing In America with her father, Jim Sheridan, and sister, Naomi Sheridan.