Independent filmmaker (writer/director/cinematographer/editor) based in Greater Manchester: over the course of my career I have created fiction films, factual films, music videos, video essays, actor showreels and training videos.
I am interested in creating work that is highly personal, yet also universal: I often find myself attracted to stories that contain themes of love, longing, isolation, loneliness, heartbreak, regret and rebirth.
In 2021, I released my first feature film, 'X', which features Terence J Corbett, Jennifer Hayden, Andrea Pizza and Johnny Byrom. The film was shot at various locations across Greater Manchester, the Lake District and London. It is available to rent via Amazon Prime (UK & US) and Vimeo On Demand (Worldwide).
UK Film Review on 'X': "Duggan delivers a powerful film which communicates the sharp edges of relationships which photoshopped pictures on Tinder can’t vocalise...an incredibly nuanced piece of work. If X does indeed mark the spot, dig here."
Following the shooting of my 2nd feature, Blurred Lines, in 2022 (currently in post-production), I've just wrapped production on my 3rd independent feature, Notion, which was shot in over 15 days in July 2023.
Alongside my personal film work, I have also collaborated with a number of other creatives: most notably, I was the cinematographer & assistant filmmaker on the independent feature films 'The Raven On The Jetty' & 'Cleft Lip' (Dir. Erik Knudsen, 2015 & 2018).
I gained my BA (Hons) in Film & Media Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University (2006) and Masters degree in Fiction Film Production from the University of Salford (2008), where I now teach Film Production and lead the second year module, 'Personal & Independent Filmmaking'.