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Lisa Mulcahy

Film + TV Director
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Filmography
  • Lies We Tell (filming)
    2022 — Feature Film
  • Ridley Road
    2021 — TV Series 4 × — 57 mins
  • Years and Years
    2019 — TV Mini-Series 2 × — 60 mins
  • Blood
    2018 — TV Series 3 × — 46 mins
  • Wasteland
    2017 — Feature Film — 99 mins
  • Holby City
    2017 — TV Series 2 × — 60 mins
  • The Moonstone
    2016 — TV Mini-Series 5 × — 45 mins
  • Red Rock
    2015-2016 — TV Series 22 × — 22 mins
  • The Legend of Longwood
    2014 — Feature Film — 99 mins
  • Coming Home
    2011 — Short Film — 15 mins
  • Gift of the Magi
    2010 — TV Movie — 85 mins
  • The Clinic
    2003-2009 — TV Series 12 × — 60 mins
  • Situations Vacant
    2009 — Feature Film — 97 mins
  • Riverdance- Today's Stars
    2007 — Documentary
  • Fran Rooney- Raging Bull
    2006 — TV Documentary — 52 mins
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts
    2002 — TV Documentary — 40 mins
  • On Home Ground
    2002 — TV Series 2 × — 60 mins
  • Day One
    2001 — Short Film — 17 mins
  • Dan Dan, Dad And Me
    2000 — Documentary — 52 mins
  • Half Full, Half Empty
    1999 — Short Film — 3 mins
  • The Very Stuff
    1996 — Short Film — 26 mins
Awards
  • 2022 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Director- Drama. Ridley Road
  • 2020 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Director- Drama. Blood
  • 2016 — Winner
    Celtic Media Awards — Best Children's Programme. The Legend Of Longwood
  • 2016 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Director- Soap/Comedy. Red Rock
  • 2015 — Winner
    IFTA — Best Director- Soap/Comedy. Red Rock
  • 2014 — Runner-Up
    Giffoni International Film Festival — Elements + 10 Category. The Legend Of Longwood
  • 2014 — Winner
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival — Best Children's Film. The Legend Of Longwood
  • 2009 — Winner
    The Yellow Fever Film Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland — Best Film. Situations Vacant
  • 2000 — Special Commendation
    Cork Film Festival — . Half Full, Half Empty

Lisa is in Post on the new, 4-part BBC/PBS/STUDIO CANAL drama, RIDLEY ROAD, written by Sarah Solemani, based on the book by Jo Bloom, and being produced by Red Productions. Prior to that she directed the final 2 episodes of YEARS AND YEARS for BBC/HBO, written by Russell T Davies. She was lead director on series 1 of BLOOD, a psychological thriller for Virgin Media One/Channel 5 for which she was nominated as Best Director in the 2020 IFTA awards.

The series won the IFTA for the Best TV Drama at the 2020 awards. In 2017 she completed UNDERCLIFFE (aka WASTELAND), a contemporary feature film shot in Bradford. Her episodes of HOLBY CITY were broadcast in May 2017 and previous to that, she directed all five episodes of THE MOONSTONE, a period drama based on the Wilkie Collins book, for BBC 1, which was broadcast in in 2016. She co-wrote and directed the children’s feature film THE LEGEND OF LONGWOOD released in 2015. The film sold to many territories worldwide and in April 2016, won the Celtic Media Award for Best Children’s Programme. It was also runner up at the Giffoni Film Festival.

In November 2015, she won an IFTA for Best Director for her work on RED ROCK, the critically acclaimed Irish series which sold to Amazon and the BBC. She was nominated again, for Season 2, in 2016. After RIDLEY ROAD, Lisa will direct UNCLE SILAS, a feature film, written by Elisabeth Gooch. A subversive take on J.S. LeFanu’s gothic sensation novel Uncle Silas, it is being produced by Ruth Carter of Blue Ink Films under the Screen Ireland POV scheme. She is also developing STOLEN, based on a true story, a thriller set in Syria in 2011 during the civil war, which she has written and will direct.

In a previous life she was a first assistant director on many films and dramas in Ireland and abroad.