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Garry Keane

GARRY KEANE – DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER Garry studied Journalism and Photography at the London College of Communication and Film and TV at the Irish National Film School at IADT. After graduating in 1990, he worked as a DOP in New York and London, before finally settling in Ireland, where he has been a documentary filmmaker for the…

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Patrick McDermott

Patrick McDermott is a writer / director from Sheriff Street, Dublin, Ireland. He is the founder of Headc8se Films, established in 2020. Headc8se Films is an Independent, Irish owned production company, specialising in original, edgy content that breaks the status quo of storytelling and film-making convention. “I have directed short films, music videos, documentaries, adverts and…

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Liza Bolton

Liza Bolton is an Irish Writer and Director. She studied film  Kingston University and at Werner Herzog Rogue Film School in Munich. Her  first feature film The Wandering screened in festivals  around the world. Her films are inspired by and set in landscapes and contain elements of Sci fi – fantastical as well as magical…

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Jaro Waldeck

Jaro Waldeck is an award winning cinematographer, director and stills photographer. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters Degree in Cinematography from FAMU Prague. She’s a member of Czech Society of Cinematographers since 2012. Jaro has shadowed Phedon Papamichael, ASC (on “W.” directed by Oliver Stone),…

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Mark Smyth

Mark Smyth is a multi award winning writer/director from Ireland with a love for collaboration, visual storytelling and the element of surprise. Mark focuses on blending the magic of life with heartfelt realism through colourful and cinematic genre stories with diverse, empathetic and at times misunderstood characters in the frame. Mark’s work has screened at…

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Cathy Brady

Cathy Brady is a two-time IFTA-winning director, having won Best Short in 2011 for her first film Small Change and again in 2013 for Morning, which was also selected for the BFI London Film Festival 2012 and won the Short Film Nominee prize for the European Film Awards at Cork Film Festival. In 2011, Brady directed the BIFA…

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Ciaran Donnelly

Ciaran Donnelly is an Irish director, producer and writer. He’s just finished directing the first two episodes of the epic Altered Carbon’s new season (Netflix/Skydance). Recently he rebooted the pilot of Krypton for David Goyer, and co-EP’d the series (SyFy/Warner/DC). His work includes multiple episodes of Vikings for History/MGM, Tudors for Showtime and he served…

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Dearbhla Walsh

Dearbhla Walsh is an Irish film and television director who has worked on drama series for several television channels in Ireland and the United Kingdom, including episodes of EastEnders, Shameless and The Tudors.

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Garret Daly

Garret Daly is an award winning director/producer. In 2001 he established the film and television company Mixed Bag Media. His extensive documentary and television career includes the award winning film ‘Who is Dervla Murphy?’ which focused on the unique Irish travel writer. Released in Irish cinemas in 2016 the filmhas also screened internationally at numerous…

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Hannah Quinn

Hannah Quinn is a film & tv director who recently won the IFTA Director Drama award 2022 for Vikings:Valhalla.  Hannah is currently on post production of family crime thriller North Sea Connection (RTE) and this summer she’ll direct season 3 of Vikings:Valhalla.  Previously directed 2nd Unit of Disenchanted (Disney), Vikings:Valhalla (S1) for Netflix/MGM,  Fate – The Winx…

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Jason Branagan

Jason is a writer and director based in Dublin. His work to date includes the indie-feature, SHOEBOX MEMORIES (2016), Crypt TV’s MR. ECKLES (2018) which has over 600,000 views across their channels and episodes of the 30th season of Ireland’s longest running TV Drama, FAIR CITY. His films have screened at festivals around the world…

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Jason Tammemagi

Jason Tammemägi is best known for his preschool children’s television work, creating and driving enriching content that is enjoyed across the globe. Positive entertainment with a fun spark that speaks to children and parents everywhere. Jason is Creative Director of MOOSHKU. A writer/director/producer of children’s content, he has written four children’s theatrical feature films, written 150…

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John Hayes

John Hayes is a Film, TV and Commercials Director based in Dublin, Ireland. His most recent project was directing 4 episodes of the BBC/Starz psychological crime drama Dublin Murders. He also directed the entire first season of ITV’s hit drama Bancroft as well as episodes of the popular Series Vera and Home Fires, mini-episodes of…

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Peter Foott

Peter Foott is an award-winning director with vast experience in the Irish television industry. His first short, ‘The Carpenter & His Clumsy Wife’, was screened on RTE and Canal+ and at over fifty international festivals, winning the ‘Best Comedy’ Gong at LA International Film Festival, as well as a Special Mention at Venice. Since then,…

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Rob Burke

Originally from Dublin, Rob and Ronan Burke grew up in the United States, Australia and Sweden. While they have collaborated on many crazy ideas since childhood, the short film JELLYBABY was their first as co-directors and proved to be a great success. Screening at over 60 film festivals worldwide, the film picked up numerous awards. In…

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Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn is an highly experienced director for television with credits including: The Bay (Tall Story Pictures/ITV Studios), Bancroft (Tall Story Pictures/ITV Studios), No Offence (Abbottvision/Ch4), Ackley Bridge (The Forge/Ch4), Endeavour (Mammoth Screen/ITV), Home Fires (ITV), DCI Banks (Left Bank/ITV), Jekyll & Hyde (ITV), amongst many others. Rob originally cut his teeth in Irish TV, directing the award-winning documentary Cinegal Paradiso and the TV series The Clinic and Legend. Rob is currently…

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Ronan Burke

Originally from Dublin, Ronan and Rob Burke grew up in the United States, Australia and Sweden. While they have collaborated on many crazy ideas since childhood, the short film JELLYBABY was their first as co-directors and proved to be a great success. Screening at over 60 film festivals worldwide, the film picked up numerous awards. In…

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Simon Gibney

Simon is an award-winning director known for his work across the drama, comedy and multi-camera productions in the US, UK & Ireland. With over twenty five years experience, Simon works on an ongoing basis for many international productions. Currently, Simon is creative producer on comedy animation projects in the US with Bento Box / Fox…

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Orla Walsh

Orla was born in Dublin in 1968. She studied English literature and then got smitten with the idea of working in film. She has written and directed a Series of four award winning short films, directed an IFTA winning comedy Series for RTÉ. Orla writes screenplays but also collaborates with other writers. Interested in challenging…

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Neasa Hardiman

Neasa is a BAFTA-winning Director and Writer for film and television drama. Born in Dublin, she began her creative career with a First Class Honours degree from the National College of Art and Design Ireland, winning a scholarship to the Universität der Künste Berlin. Her unique engagement with art and politics led to a Master’s…

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Sharon Lawless

I have over 30 years working in media, with a preference for film, TV and radio production. Much of my career has been as a business owner in the area of production, as well as marketing, advertising, PR and event management. I like the responsibility of creating and producing compelling and fresh content with an…

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Seamus Moran

Although better known as an actor, Seamus Moran has long been interested in directing. He did his first course in IADT with Ken Wardrop and Andrew Freedman (His and Hers) and went on to do an intensive, residential Documentary Filmmaking course at the Film Farm in Poland, run by DFG, London in 2006. In 2007…

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Shane Hogan

Shane Hogan directed countless segments of Fashion Television for over a decade. Shane also worked for Entertainment Tonight at Cannes Film Festival, World Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Laureus Sports Awards and Tennis Channel during the French Open at Roland Garros. Together with Tom Burke, Shane was Co-Director of ‘The Liberties’ that screened at…

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Paddy Breathnach

Paddy Breathnach co-founded Treasure Films with Robert Walpole in 1992. In the intervening time Breathnach (director) and Walpole (producer) have completed numerous projects including shorts, TV series, documentaries and award-winning features. Breathnach progressed successfully from his first fiction short, ‘A Stone of the Heart’ which won the Special Jury Prize at the Cork Film Festival…

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Lorna Fitzsimons

Lorna Fitzsimons studied photography in IADT graduating with a first class honours, the IPPA student prize and critical acclaim for her degree show that went on to group and solo exhibitions. Lorna was a photographic assistant to a number of international renowned photographers before setting up her own commercial practice in the early naughties and…

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Zahara Moufid

Zahara a Film Director, Producer, Actress and Scriptwriter, known for, ‘Pappy’ (2019), ‘Shelter Me’ (2018), ‘Inside Apollo House’ (2017) ,‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ (2002), ‘11th Hour’ (2017) and ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005). Zahara Moufid grew up in Morocco speaking Arabic and French. She first discovered her love of storytelling with her grandmother,…

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Tom Hopkins

Tom Hopkins is an award-winning director, working in film, TV, commercials, theatre, video and animation. Tom is the founding director of One Productions, which produces screen and interactive content across all channels. Tom is a narrative, documentary film and TV director producing media for international audiences. Tom’s output includes a 12-part lifestyle Series ’Teach Glas’…

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Sinéad Walsh

Visionary, versatile & inventive director who works in both drama and documentary formats. In the 1990’s I made short films & visual poetry whilst undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin, followed by engagement in RTÉ & Screen Ireland Director training programme. I apprenticed as Director under Louis Lentin after being awarded Arts Council funding for short…

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Shaun O’Connor

Director Shaun O’ Connor’s work has screened all over the world and won awards at various festivals including the DC Shorts Film Festival, the Corona Cork Film Festival, the Fastnet Short Film Festival, the Kerry Film Festival, the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival and the Irish Music Television Awards. Most recently, Shaun’s new short film ‘Mary’,…

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Megan K. Fox

Megan K. Fox is the award-winning Irish Writer/Director of short films including Cailín Álainn (2019), The Shift (2018), Calling Home (2017) and GIRL (2016). Megan is a regular director on long running Irish soap Fair City, and will begin directing on BBC’s Eastenders in January 2022. ​She is a graduate of the MA Directing programme at Met Film School London, and completed Screenwriting classes at Trinity College…

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Lisa Mulcahy

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…

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Laura Robinson

An experienced Director and Creative Producer of animated 2D and CG content. I have worked on productions for broadcasters such as RTE jr, Netflix, CBeebies, CBBC, BBC, Universal Kids, and HBO Europe, as well as YouTube.

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Ken Wardrop

Ken studied filmmaking at the National Film School, IADT. His short films have screened at many of the worlds most prestigious festivals including Sundance and Cannes. He has presented retrospective programmes at the Cork International Film Festival, and at festivals in the UK, Croatia, The Netherlands and in Scandinavia. In 2008, his work received the…

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Jason Butler

I’m a writer, director and producer specialising in scripted comedy and drama. I’ve directed, co-written and produced 4 Series of sitcom ‘Bridget & Eamon’ for RTÉ—the first ever RTÉ scripted comedy Series to be sold internationally (to UKTV GOLD, Amazon Prime US and Hulu). I won two Irish Film and Television Academy awards for the…

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Imogen Murphy

Imogen Murphy is a film and television director based in Dublin, Ireland. Imogen’s television drama work has been nominated for numerous awards including IFTA and RTS awards. She was lead director and co-story writer on period murder mystery Series ‘Dead Still’, which was nominated in 2021 for a Royal Television Society Drama award as well…

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Ian Power

Ian Power is an award winning writer / director of features, short films, and commercials from Dublin, Ireland. Graduating with a first from the Masters in Film at DIT, Ian began directing short films with Buskers, which won Best Short Film awards at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Cork Film Festival, and the Foyle Film Festival.…

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Hugh O’Conor

A prolific, award-winning actor since childhood, Hugh has gone on to write and direct a striking Series of projects in a variety of mediums—live action, animation, opera—as well as experiencing great success as a still photographer. Hugh appeared in his first feature opposite Liam Neeson in ‘Lamb’ in 1985. He went on to play the…

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Finn van Gelderen

Finn van Gelderen is a Documentary Director, Director of Photography and Photographer.  He is based in Dublin.  He has worked on drama, documentaries , commercials, music videos and nature television over the last 30 years. He also teaches recovery in mental health and advocates nationally for both cinematography and mental health. He was the Programme…

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Fiona Ashe

Fiona Ashe is an award-winning Irish director who creates social issue dramas which have significance for people worldwide.  She knows that a great story – told in a visually compelling way – will resonate with viewers all over the world. Professional Qualifications  Diploma in Advanced Film Directing, New York Film Academy.  Graduate of The Professional Screenwriting…

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Dermot Tynan

Dermot Tynan studied film in Northern California after emigrating from Galway in 1982. While at De Anza college, he wrote and directed the short film The Biscuit Eaters, and adapted the Walter Macken short story A Talk in the Dark for the screen. A Talk in the Dark went on to play in festivals in the US, the UK and…

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Dylan Dreher

Hello my name is Dylan Dreher, I am a 26 year old independent stop motion animation director and producer from county Kerry. I have made festival selected work including ‘Subconscious Voyage’, ‘Fate’s Game’ and ‘Blossom’ to name a few. Festivals that my films have been selected in include Kerry International Film festival, 12th Underground Cinema,…

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Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas works as a Director, Producer (Film & Radio), Presenter, Journalist, Screenplay Writer. Often working for Ireland’s biggest media companies. Often working for Ireland’s biggest media companies—RTE Radio & TV, Newstalk 106-108FM Radio, The Irish Times, Sunday Times, Irish Independent, RTE Guide, Circa Magazine, Irish Stage and Screen magazine and many more. He developed…

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Daniel O’Hara

Daniel O’Hara graduated from DIT’s Postgraduate Diploma in Film Production and began work with Double Z Enterprises on ‘A Scare at Bedtime’ with Podge & Rodge. He subsequently directed factual television, before writing and directing two award-winning short films. This success led to television drama directing on ‘The Clinic’ and ‘Paddywhackery’, which he co-wrote. Two…

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Ciaran Creagh

Ciaran Creagh is an award winning screenwriter and director from Dublin, Ireland who works in film and TV both in Ireland, Canada and the United States credits include ‘Ann’, a feature completed in 2022; ‘In View’, a feature he wrote and directed which won Best Screenplay at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and nominated…

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Alan Bradley

Alan Bradley is an Irish director working primarily in documentary as well as commercials and television drama. Alan is the youngest director to hold a prime time RTÉ One documentary slot. In 2020, Alan directed and produced hit RTÉ One documentary ‘Seán’, exploring the life of the legendary GAA manager Seán Boylan. The film received…

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Shimmy Marcus

Shimmy Marcus is a multi award winning filmmaker working across a variety of formats and genres. In 1999 he won the Miramax Script Writing Award for his feature script ‘Headrush’ which he also directed. The film won a variety of International awards including Best Feature at festivals in Michigan,New York, and the Braunschweig Film Festival…

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A.W. Stevenson

I wrote and directed my debut short film ‘Not with a Bang But a Whimper’ in 2014, while studying for a Masters. The film played at the Fastnet Film Festival and the experience caused me to change my career path towards professional filmmaking. My second independent short film ‘Man to Man’ premiered at the Galway…

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Charlie McCarthy

Charlie McCarthy began his directing career in RTE where he directed a wide range of programmes from Glenroe to Nighthawks. Since going freelance he has directed both documentary and drama.  The former has included much-praised portraits of writers Seamus Heaney, John Banville, Edna O’Brien, Hugh Leonard and Colum McCann; the latter has included dramas such…

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Siobhán McMahon

Siobhán McMahon graduated from NUIG in English and Philosophy. She left teaching to pursue her love of film. She worked as Trainee Editor on “Reign of Fire” followed by “In America”. She has since written and directed award winning shorts. Siobhán’s first short film script, ‘The Consolation of Orion’, was shortlisted for FilmOffaly Award 2011…

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Declan Recks

Declan is a graduate of Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design (Dublin), and UCLA Extension (Los Angeles), where he studied film and television. His early short films won several awards and played at numerous festivals worldwide. They include BIG SWINGER (1989) winner Best Short at the Galway Film Fleadh, Best Short at the Fuji…

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Richard Keane

Richard Keane is an award-winning filmmaker that works in both animation and live-action as a writer, director and producer. Since 2003, Richard has been working solidly in a variety of important roles on numerous prolific projects. These range from commercials, short films, and television series. Clients have included Amazon Studios, BBC, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, RTÉ…

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Lenny Abrahamson

Lenny Abrahamson has no formal training in film. He studied physics followed by philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin where he w on a foundation scholarship. Graduating in 1991 with first class honours (gold medal). While at college he began playing around with video through the Trinity Video Company – a video making student society he…

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