Matt Curry, Artist and Film-maker
The Arts Council has learned with sadness of the death of Armagh-born film maker, Matt Curry, who has died after a short illness with cancer. Matt enjoyed a background in drama and theatre and was widely known and respected in Northern Ireland media circles for his work in film and production with his Belfast-based company Bluebird Media. Several of his short films were screened at international film festivals and he worked on a series of television productions for the BBC, including Panorama and Spotlight.
Caoileann Curry-Thompson, Drama and Dance Officer at the Arts Council, paid tribute:
“Our theatre and dance family is heartbroken by the passing of Matt Curry. Matt was a key member of our creative community, a sensitive artist and a kind and generous man. As a film maker he regularly worked in our live performance sector. We will feel his loss personally and professionally. Matt was the beloved husband of Emma Jordan, Artistic Director of Prime Cut Productions, and twin brother of Nicola Curry, Artistic Director of Maiden Voyage Dance. Our hearts go out to Matt’s family, Emma and their three girls, and Nicola. Our community has been devastated by loss in recent times, but we have strength in our compassion and togetherness, and we will once again come together to support each other, especially the Prime Cut and Maiden Voyage families, in this time of great sadness and loss.”
He will be laid to rest in his native Armagh this Saturday in St Patrick’s Cemetery, following Requiem Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 10am.