After a successful campaign in Fundit.ie, this film is currently in the last stages of post-production. You can watch the teaser/trailerĀ here.

The Hit Producer

This is a feature film starring Michelle Doherty as Katelin Ballantyne – ‘The Hit Producer.’

The Hit Producer is a crime thriller with a dark comedic undertone. Shot in the style of a graphic novel with a film-noir aesthetic.

Plot outline

The Hit Producer tells the story of Katelin Ballantine (Michelle Doherty), a struggling movie producer in search of an investor, who reluctantly follows the promise of money into Dublin’s drug underworld where she witnesses a botched murder attempt. Forced to finish the job, she is blackmailed into killing for Edmund Murren (Neill Fleming), a small time, ruthless drug supplier hell bent on becoming top dog.

Two years later, Katelin has put a who’s who list of drug bosses six feet under and uses her producer role to maintain a low profile. But, when a seemingly simple job unexpectedly spirals out of control, and her identity becomes known to Murren’s remaining ambitious and vengeful rivals, she is cut loose. Now the target, and with family in the line of fire, Katelin must adapt to survive the onslaught of the drug underworld as the thin veil masking her double life slips away.


Crime Thriller




Michelle Doherty, Fergus Kealy, Neill Fleming, Rory Mullen, Tom Maguire, Blake Norton, Susan Barrett, Karl Shiels, Andy Kellegher, John Meany, Brian Baker, Paul Gosker, Ed Beausang, Michael Heavey, Aenne Barr, Brian O’Riordan, Marita Staunton, Alan Wai, Eoin Quinn

Directed by

Kevin de la Isla O’Neill

Written By

Niall Queenan

Produced by

Kevin de la Isla O’Neill, Hit Producer Films & Ned Kelly Pictures