In 1996, Liam O’Mochain wrote and produced the short film ‘Fortune’, in which he also co- starred with Derdriu Ring (‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent’), and Maire Stafford (‘Felica’s Journey’). The short had its world premiere at the Manchester Intl’ Short Film Festival and won best short film at the 1998 Worldfest Houston Intl’ Film Festival.
Liam made his feature debut in 1999 as a writer/director/producer with ‘The Book That Wrote Itself’. The film starring Liam O Mochain and Antoinette Guiney featured George Clooney, Kenneth Branagh, Melanie Griffith and Chazz Palaminteri in cameo roles. The film world premiered at the 1999 Galway Film Fleadh and int. premiere at the 1999 Vancouver Int. Film Festival. It went on to screen at a further 20 int. film festivals worldwide and won a critics prize at the 1999 Austin Film Festival. Liam has directed/produced more than 20 documentaries and TV shows for RTE and TG4 (national broadcasters in Ireland).
Liam began training as an actor with Geasog Theatre company in Ireland and toured with their production of Federico Garcia Lorca’s ‘The Butterfly’s Evil Spell’ which won eight theatre awards, including best actor for Liam at the 1991 Cabinteely Youth International Theatre Festival. He subsequently trained with the Dublin based Gaiety School of Acting and The Galway Youth Theatre, also in Ireland and performed in their productions of ‘Not the School Around the Corner’, ‘Diarmuid and Gráinne’, ‘Philadelphia Here I Come’, ‘Measure for Measure’ and ‘Heroes’ which was staged in association with the Galway Arts Festival. Liam performed on radio in the plays ‘Beckett’ and ‘The School for Scandal’ for Wrap Studio/Anna Livia 103.8FM. For RTE Raidio 96FM he wrote and performed in two popular satirical series ‘Mystic Mickey’ and ‘Education Today’. He also performed in the radio play “Charlies Visit” for RTE Radio.
As you get the bus into work or hop on the train, have you ever wondered about the lives of your fellow passengers? Or the people who work at the train stations, who get to watch the misadventures of all those souls traveling across the country for work or adventure or family or romance? Well, Lost & Found is the film for you!
Written, directed by and starring Liam O Mochain, this is a film with seven inter-connected stories, set in and around the lost and found office of an Irish train station. Much of it was shot at stations in Co. Laois and Dublin and on an actual trains travelling across Ireland, and many of the stories were inspired by true events. United by characters who weave in and out of each others’ lives in unexpected ways, the film is about what we have lost and what we have found – and these aren’t always physical things.