He scooped three awards earlier this week.
A Westmeath filmmaker says it helped to rub shoulders with the Taoiseach in Hollywood.
Noel McIntyre scooped three awards at the 2019 Culture and Diversity Film Festival in LA earlier this week.
His short film, I Created You, tells the story of Mullingar wood carver Richie Clarke.
The award-winning filmmaker said he seized an opportunity to promote his movie to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar while at a gala dinner in Hollywood: