About Us

We live and work amongst the mountains and lakes of Co.Leitrim in North West Ireland.  Our experience in film and media goes back many years. Working in various roles for film and TV productions over 30 years in the UK and worldwide as well as Ireland,  Sleeping Warrior Productions brings all our past experience to bear on our current productions and hope that we approach things in a totally different way creatively.

Patrick O’ Rourke (aka Rick O’Rourke) has already 30 years experience in the music and film industries working with some of the best in the industry. Conceptual drama development, editing, writing, acting, presenting  documentaries as well as camera work, creative post production is now his primary passion.

Jim King, a native of Aughnasheelin near Ballinamore, holds a masters degree in English and was short-listed for the Sunday Tribune New Irish writing awards. He is also an experienced and qualified audio engineer. He writes and records our narrations as well as being involved in the creative production of all projects.

Why Sleeping Warrior? Of course our name has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that Patrick suffered working on many boring battle movies for Hollywood back in the 80’s. It is more to do with the range of mountains that can be seen from the studio window that look like a warrior sleeping on his back, the same one that W.B Yeats wrote about (see our logo).

It’s part of our philosophy that we have awoken the Sleeping Warrior in his artistic and inquiring incarnation. Moving images can be more powerful than the sword, but just in case, we’re good with both.

Please feel free to contact us if there’s anything we can do for you…the details are on the contact page.
Best Regards

Patrick J.O’Rourke and Jim King
PS. Did I mention we don’t do weddings or birthday parties?..I think I did…