Paddy Breathnach


Address: ‘Heyford’, Meath Road, Bray, Co Wicklow


Tel: +353 (0) 1 657 0120

Film Type: Live Action



Paddy Breathnach co-founded Treasure Films with Robert Walpole in 1992. In the intervening time Breathnach (director) and Walpole (producer) have completed numerous projects including shorts, TV series, documentaries and award-winning features.

His first feature film, ‘Ailsa’, won the Euskal Media Award for best new director at the San Sebastian Film Festival. On its release in 1994 ‘Ailsa’ was perceived as a ‘European’ film, both in theme and style and it coincided with a period of unprecedented growth in the Irish film industry.


His most recent feature is horror ‘Freakdog’, which was shot in Belfast in February 2008, will receive it’s World Premiere screening at the Film4 Fright Fest on August 22ndat the Odeon West End, Leicester Square London. Other directorial credits include horror feature ‘Shrooms’, shot on location in Northern Ireland in April/ May 2006 and released in November 2007, the IFTA winning ‘I Went Down’, the 2004 hit comedy ‘Man About Dog’ and ‘Blow Dry’ released by Miramax in 2001.


Breathnach is on the board of the Jameson International Dublin Film Festival and Filmbase, and he was also the Irish Representative of Jury for the European Film Festival, a festival of European Cinema co-ordinated by the European Parliament.