Cathy Brady

Academy Member

Cathy Brady is a three-time IFTA-winning director, having won Best Short in 2011 for her first film Small Change and again in 2013 for Morning, which was also selected for the BFI London Film Festival 2012 and won the Short Film Nominee prize for the European Film Awards at Cork Film Festival.

In 2011, Brady directed the BIFA nominated short Rough Skin (written by Laura Lomas and starring Vicky McClure) as part of Channel 4’s Coming Up scheme. Her short film, Wasted, competed at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2013. In the same year, Brady was named one of Screen Daily’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’.

In 2014, Brady directed on the BAFTA-nominated drama-thriller series Glue. Most recently, Brady directed Stefanie Preissner’s TV comedy series Can't Cope, Won't Cope for Dead Pan Pictures and RTÉ, which is currently showing on BBC Three. Her debut feature as writer-director, Wildfire, was released in 2020 and saw Brady pick up the IFTA Award for Best Director - Film in 2021, as well as a nomination for Best Script - Film.


Awards & Recognition

  • IFTA Winner, Best Director - Film (2021)
  • IFTA Nominee, Best Script - Film (2021)
  • IFTA Winner, Best Short Film (2013)
Small Change
  • IFTA Winner, Best Short Film (2011)

Key Credits

  • Wildfire (2020)
  • Can't Cope, Won't Cope (2016)
  • Glue (2014)
  • Wasted (2013)
  • Kiss (2012)
  • Morning (2012)
  • Coming Up (2011)
  • Small Change (2010)