Terry McMahon

Academy Member

Terry McMahon is an Irish director, producer, writer and actor, best known for his roles in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins as well as writing and directing the Irish films Charlie Casanova and Patrick’s Day.

After acting roles in films such as My Brothers and Batman Begins, McMahon began writing for acclaimed RTÉ soap Fair City in 2007.

He released his first feature film Charlie Casanova in 2011. Made on an estimated budget of less than €1000, the feature defied all expectations, securing an Irish cinema release and garnering four IFTA nominations including Best Film, Best Script and Best Director for McMahon.

McMahon was producer, director and writer for Patrick's Day which received universal acclaim and many international festival awards. Closer to home, the film received nine IFTA nominations (including Best Film) with McMahon winning the IFTA for Best Script Film.

In 2016, McMahon also began writing for the IFTA winning TV3 drama Red Rock


Awards & Recognition

Patrick’s Day
  • Cork International Film Festival Winner, International (2016)
  • Galway Film Fleadh Winner, Best Irish Feature Film (2014)
  • IFTA Award Winner, Best Script – Film (2015)
  • IFTA Award Nominee, Best Director – Film (2014)
  • Woodstock Film Festival Winner, Best Feature Film (2014)
Charlie Casanova
  • IFTA Award Nominee, Best Film (2012)
  • IFTA Award Nominee, Best Director Film (2012)
  • IFTA Award Nominee, Best Script for Film (2012)
  • SXSW Film Festival Nominee, Grand Jury – Best Narrative Feature (2011)

Key Credits

  • The Prizefighter (2019)
  • Red Rock (2016)
  • Patrick's Day (2014)
  • Charlie Casanova (2011)