Mary Brophy

Documentary Director
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  • The Wild Farmers/Na Fermeoirí Fiáine (filming)
    TBD — Documentary Series
  • ICA
    2011 — Documentary Series
  • Tarraingt Tarracóirí
    2009 — Documentary Short
  • Nation Builders: C.S. [Todd] Andrews
    2004 — TV Documentary Feature

Mary Brophy is a documentary filmmaker, producer and broadcaster with IWR Media who makes artful documentaries defined by characterful storytelling. Over the past two decades, Mary has produced and directed numerous short documentaries and series for television [Stradbally Hall Days RTÉ, Scread Asail TG4, ICA TG4].

In 2004, she directed the biography of political activist and public servant Todd Andrews as part of the ‘Nationbuilders’ series for RTÉ. Her 2009 short doc ‘Tarrraingt Tarracóirí’, described by The Irish Times as ‘wistfully beguiling’ and ‘a joyful voyage’, screened at the Chicago Irish Film Festival. In 2018, Mary produced the drama documentary ‘Son of Kerry, Son of Sam’ for TG4/IWR. Filmed on location in New York it tells the story of how one Kerry NYPD detective led the manhunt to capture the Son of Sam serial killer. [Celtic Media Festival Torc nominee]

An award winning broadcaster [New York Festivals, PPI/IMRO] in 2022, Mary is currently directing the television documentary series ‘The Wild Farmers/Na Fermeoirí Fiáine’ for TG4 and is a producer on Neal Boyle’s feature documentary film ‘The Second Chamber’.