Before becoming a filmmaker, Tony Donoghue worked as a zoologist at Irelands Natural History Museum. At film school, he was horrified by the waste he saw on film shoots, especially on TV commercials with exotic locations and excessive lighting and equipment. He committed to make films with small carbon footprints. His new film Irish Folk Furniture was shot in one parish, as was A Film From My Parish (Mountainfilm 2009). Donoghue hopes to encourage local filmmaking about local subjects.