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Seán Ó Cualáin

Documentary + Film Director
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DIRECTORS

Filmography
  • Crash and Burn
    2016 — Documentary — 86 mins
  • GAA USA
    2015 — TV Series Documentary
  • Rás Tailteann - Rothaí an tSaoil
    2012 — TV Movie Documentary — 52 mins
  • Men At Lunch
    2012 — Documentary — 75 mins
  • I Am Raftery, the Weaver of Words
    2010 — TV Movie
  • Ar Ancaire
    2010 — 25Min
  • Anam An Amhráin
    2009 — Feature Film
  • Siog Na Rann
    2009 — Feature Film
  • Seó Mann
    2008 — Feature Film
  • Jack Charlton
    2007 — Feature Film
  • Saol An Mhaor
    2007 — Feature Film
  • Rí An Fhocail
    2006 — Feature Film
  • Mairtín Ó Cadhain: King of Words
    2006 — TV Movie Documentary — 52 mins
  • Fáiscthe As An Talamh
    2006 — Feature Film
  • Mícheál Ó Héithir
    2005 — Feature Film
  • Is Mise Joe
    2005 — Feature Film
Awards
  • 2018 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Sports Programme. Crash and Burn
  • 2015 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Sports Programme. GAA USA
  • 2013 — Nominee
    Shanghai International TV Festival — Magnolia Award. Men at Lunch
  • 2012 — Nominee
    DOC NYC — Metropolis Grand Jury Prize. Men at Lunch

Seán Ó Cualáin’s first documentary, ‘Mé Féin’s Mo Mhéit’ (2002), based on two former boat racing champions, was acclaimed at the time as being the definitive TG4 documentary; understated, confident and visual storytelling.

He has directed for TG4 and RTÉ, with his strengths being his commitment to the highest quality in storytelling and also the sheer diversity of his subjects; be that documenting the remarkable everyday mundane, the cast-asides of modern Ireland, the destructive power of nature, the demystifying of literary giants to the delicate tale of a bishop’s secret lovechild.