Cathal Ó Cuaig

Graduating with a Masters Degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2008, Cathal Ó Cuaig began working as a producer with Sónta Films. He produced the documentary Sa mBaile san Ind in 2008, filmed in Ireland and in India. In 2009 he produced the documentary Ag Lorg Che, filming in Argentina, Chile, Perú, Bolivia and Cuba. In 2010 he was awarded a place on the European Commission’s Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme, during which he worked with Full Emotions Films in Barcelona. In 2012 he was awarded an Artist’s Bursary from Screen Training Ireland to attend Archidoc, a training program for documentary film directors run by La Fémis (The National French Film School in Paris). He directed two television dramas for TG4, Síle (2013) and Grá Mo Chroí (2014). In 2014 he directed a 4 part documentary series for RTÉ entitled Sisters of Science. Cathal has been selected to take part in the prestigious Berlinale Talent Campus 2013, IDFAcademy 2016 and Docs Thessaloniki 2017. His most recent work Slán leis an gCeol – Farewell to Music (2019) has been nominated for the Celtic Media Awards 2020. 


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