Michael Creagh

Film Director


  • Jasmine Daines Pilgrem
  • 02072871441
  • The Lisa Richards Agency
  • Ruby
    2018 — Short Film — 19 mins
  • Titanic: A Legend Born in Belfast
    2012 — Documentary — 55 mins
  • The Crush
    2009 — Short Film — 15 mins
  • 2020 — Winner
    Boston Irish Film Festival — Director’s Choice. Ruby
  • 2020 — Winner
    Ridgefield Independent Film Festival — Best Comedy Short. Ruby
  • 2011 — Nominee
    Academy Awards — Best Short Film, Live Action. The Crush
  • 2010 — Special Mention
    Tribeca Film Festival — Best Narrative Short. The Crush

Oscar nominated short film director with over 20 years experience in Advertising on both the agency creative and production sides. Michael Creagh is a writer, director and freelance creative. In 2011 he was nominated for an Academy Award for his short film ‘The Crush’.

Born in Belfast, Michael grew up in the “Troubles” and did a degree in Design at the University of Ulster. In the late 1990s he moved to Dublin where he spent over two decades in the Advertising industry and is responsible for devising award-winning campaigns for brands ranging from The Irish Times to BMW. He has also directed several commercials for brands like Tesco and John West.

Michael has gradually shifted his focus towards the Film and TV industry. Aside from his multi-award winning short ‘The Crush’ (2009), which garnered Best Short at Foyle, Audience Award at Chicago Irish Film Festival and a Commendation at Tribeca, he has been developing concepts and screenplays for various features and serials and is in discussions with American and UK producers. Most recently, he was commissioned to write a major historical feature for UK-based production company Old Hall Films.

In 2018 he wrote and directed the short film ‘Ruby’, supported by Northern Ireland Screen, which went on to win awards on the international festival circuit; including Director’s Choice at Boston Irish Film Festival.

He has three wonderful children and his hobbies include talking about that time he was nominated for an Oscar. Michael’s agent is Jasmine Daines Pilgrem of The Lisa Richards Company UK.