Ciaran Cassidy


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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Gabriella Docherty

Film, TV & Theatre

Ciaran Cassidy's first feature screenplay, THE DOMESTIQUE, is in development with Blinder Films and the Irish FIlm Board.

His most recent short, THE LAST DAYS OF PETER BERGMANN, premiered at Sundance and is the winner of an IFTA for Best Irish Short Film, the Stranger than Fiction audience award, the Nashville Film Festival Jury Award, the Melbourne International Film Festival and Milwaukee Film Festival Short Documentary Award and the Camden Film Festival Non-Fiction Award.

His previous short film COLLABORATION HORIZONTALE premiered at Telluride and won an award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

 His radio documentary, 'The Runners' on a child who escaped from an Irish industrial school and the man who helped him escape was the winner in Berlin of the 2010 'Prix Europa'. Other radio documentaries, including 'The Diary of Leanne Wolfe', 'The Ballad of Patrick Folan' and 'Jihad Jane' have won of the Premios Ondas for Best International Radio Programme and the Third Coast Radio Impact Award. He is a winner of five Gold Medals at New York Radio Festivals. His work has been broadcast on NPR, AEON, RTE and ABC.

Ciaran was named by the Observer as 'One to Watch' in 2014.