Cathy Brady

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Annie Shipton

Film, TV & Theatre

Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’ and NFTS graduate Cathy Brady is a two-time IFTA-winning director, for her short films SMALL CHANGE and MORNING. MORNING was also nominated for European Academy Award for Best short.

In 2011 Cathy directed the BIFA-nominated TV drama ROUGH SKIN, starring Vicky McClure, for Channel 4's Coming Up strand.In 2014, Cathy directed an episode of Jack Thorne’s BAFTA-nominated drama-thriller series GLUE. Cathy went on to co-develop and direct the first series of Stefanie Preissner's CAN'T COPE, WON'T COPE for RTE/BBC3/Netflix: a darkly comical Dublin-set drama about two friends coming to terms with adulthood. In 2017 Cathy was one of fifteen female directors selected for BAFTA Elevate. Cathy was selected as one of The Irish Times ‘50 People to Watch  in 2019’.

Cathy’s debut feature WILDFIRE, starring Nora-Jane Noone and Nika McGuigan, premiered at Toronto Film Festival 2020 followed by London Film Festival 2020.

Cathy won the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI. 

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WILDFIRE

2021

Tempesta/Cowboy Films/Samson films/BFI/Screen Ireland/Film4/Wellcome Trust

Debut feature starring Nora-Jane Noone and Nika McGuigan. Selected for Toronto Film Festival 2020 and London Film Festival 2020.

Television

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CAN'T COPE/WON'T COPE

2016

Dead Pan Pictures / RTE / Netflix

Directed all six episodes of 6x30' comedy drama series written by Stefanie Preissner

GLUE

2014

Eleven Film/E4

Original drama series, written by Jack Thorne. Cathy directed episode 6

ROUGH SKIN

2011

Channel 4 - Coming Up

Starring Vicky McClure and written by Laura Lomas. BIFA nominated

Short Films

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WASTED

2013

NFTS

NFTS graduation film. Nominated for Best Short Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

MORNING

2012

NFTS

Winner of Best Short Film at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2013, selected for BFI London Film Festival 2012, London Short Film Fesitval 2013. European Film Award nominee for 'Best Short' 2013

KISS

2012

NFTS

Stars Thomas Turgoose

SMALL CHANGE

2010

CherryRED Pictures

Won Best Short at the 2011 Irish Television and Film Awards (IFTA)