His debut feature film has received five nominations, while he's shortlisted for the Rising Star Award himself.
The countdown is on for an Offaly director who's hoping to win big at the IFTAs this weekend.
Paddy Slattery's movie, 'Broken Law', has received five nominations from the Irish Film and Television Academy, as well as being shortlisted himself for the Rising Star Award.
The ceremony is being broadcast this Sunday at 10pm on Virgin Media Television.
The Clonbullogue man says it's an honour to sit at "the top table" of the Irish movie industry: