Mark Cogan attended St. John’s Central College, Cork where he studied video and film production. As a writer/director his early short films included Hitch Hiker, FPD and The edge of the world. His short films Heart, All Night Long, Partly Cloudy & The Handsome Shadows have achieved significant festival and awards success. He is the recipient of both the best screenplay (Heart 2010) and best director award (Partly Cloudy 2012) from the Underground Cinema Awards. Partly Cloudy also won the best independent film award. Heart, All Night Long, Partly Cloudy & The Handsome Shadows have all been screened on Irelands national broadcaster, RTÉ.