Gilly Fogg is head creative, showrunner and series director at Lighthouse Studios in Kilkenny, overseeing its content, both original IP and service work.
Fogg joined Lighthouse when it launched in 2107, serving initially as studio series director before becoming a showrunner in February this year. She directed its first series to have aired, Amazon Prime’s ‘Bug Diaries’, and oversaw the tests that won the studio its service projects like Netflix’s ‘The Cuphead Show’.
Starting out as a puppeteer, Fogg then became a stop-motion animator, eventually working up to episodic director on British mega-hit Bob the Builder. She moved to series directing at DHX Media, where her credits include ‘Wishenpoof’, ‘Space Ranger Roger’, and ‘Animal Mechanicals’.
At Lighthouse, her projects include directing as an-yet-unannounced miniseries for a global streamer and showrunning another series currently in development. She is writing an original work that “explores inter-generational relationships in a changing world,” working with the showrunner of the studio’s first adult title, and overseeing its in-house short film initiative.