Adrian McCarthy: Producer / Director

Adrian specialises in making documentary films. He is a director and producer with over 15 years experience of making entertaining and insightful documentaries with an emphasis on observational, human interest, arts and history films.
Adrian spent six years working as a Location Manager & Production Manager in the Irish Feature Film industry before focusing on documentaries. 

Adrian's credits include:


Year Project Client Credit
2016 Pull Like A Dog RTE Director / Producer
2016 Making Ireland Click (4-part series) RTE Director / Series Producer
2015 Hidden Impact: Rugby and Concussion RTE Director/Producer
2015 OCD & Me RTE Director/Producer
2014 Rough Rider 89 min - RTE/IFB Director
2014 Somebody To Love 52 min - RTE Exec Producer
2013 Crisis Eile (6-part series) 6 x 25 min - TG4/BAI Exec Producer
2012 Inside The Department 60 min - RTE Producer/Director
2012 John Lonergan's School Principles 45 min - RTE Producer
2011 Whose Art Is It Anyway? 52 min - RTE Director
2011 Living Colour 82 min Producer
2011 Father Ted: Small, Far Away 48 min- Channel 4 Producer/Director
2010 Life After Dell 52 min- RTE Producer/Director
2010 Gilbert O'Sullivan: Out on his Own 52 min- RTE/BBC 4 Producer/Director
2009 Croke Park Lives 52 min- RTE Producer/Director
2009 The Riordans: Tea, Taboos and Tractors 52 min- RTE Producer
2008 Consuming Passions – Series One & Two 16 x 25 min- RTE Exec Producer/Director
2007 Red Mist – Roy Keane and The Football Civil War 58 min– IFB/BCI/Setanta Producer
2007 Graham Linehan: Funny Business 52 min- RTE Director
2006 A Missing Generation – AIDS in Africa 52 min– RTE Producer/Director
2006 Pigeon Heads 25 min– RTE Producer/Director
2005 Fairy Wife - The Burning of Bridget Cleary 52 min- RTE/IFB Director
2005 A Good Innings 25 min– RTE Producer/Director
2005 Beaten 52 min- Liberty Films for RTE Director
2004 School No.1 – A Mission to Beslan 40 min- RTE Producor/Director/Camera
2004 An Tobar (The Well) 52 min– TG4/IFB Producer/Co-Director
2004 Communion Kids 30 min– RTE Producer/ Director
2004 Muca Le Maidi (When Pigs Carry Sticks) 52 min– TG4/IFB/YLE Producer
2003 Walking The Dog 25 min– RTE Producer/Director
2003 Crash 52 min– Mint Productions for RTE Director
2002 Living the Revolution 50 min– TV3,IFB Produced, Directed & Filmed
2001 Dead Silence 52 min– RTE Produced & Directed
2000 Blowing the Whistle 52 min– RTE Produced & Directed
1999 To Russia with Love 48 min– TV3 Produced & Filmed


For a full list of credits, please contact

Awards & Nominations:

  • Winner Radharc Award (Missing Generation – AIDS In Africa)
  • Winner Best European Documentary at Grand Prix Circom Regional (Dead Silence)
  • Nominations for Irish Film and Television Awards (Red Mist, Living The Revolution, Crash)
  • Winner Best Feature, Irish National Media Awards, 2001 (Dead Silence)
  • Winner Best Sports Programme, Irish National Media Awards, 2000 (Blowing the Whistle)
  • Winner Best Feature at New York Film Fleadh (Living the Revolution)
  • Short listed Radharc Television Award (To Russia with Love, Sing And You Win)
  • Short listed Celtic Film and Television Festival (Fairy Wife, Dead Silence, Crash)
  • Selection Maysles Brothers Documentary Competition / Belfast Film Festival (Pigeon Heads)