Cathy Brady

Cathy Brady

United Kingdom

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, which she wrote and directed, has been selected for Toronto Film Festival 2020 and London Film Festival 2020, starring Nora-Jane Noone and Nika McGuigan. The film was produced by Carlo Cresto-Dina (THE WONDERS, HAPPY AS LAZZARO) and Cowboy Films (LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, TOP BOY) and Samson films (ONCE, ROSE PLAYS JULIE) with support from Screen Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, BFI and Film4 and research funding from the Wellcome Trust.