Speaker Darragh O'Connell

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Darragh O'Connell

Group Creative Director

Brown Bag Films

Darragh O’Connell co-founded Brown Bag Films with Cathal Gaffney in 1994. Darragh produced the short film Give Up Yer Aul Sins, which was nominated for an Oscar® at the 74th Academy Awards® in 2002. He subsequently directed the TV series which went on to become one of the best-selling Irish DVD releases of all time. Darragh’s director screen credits also include the TV series I’m An Animal (RTE), Olivia (Nickelodeon) and Octonauts (BBC).  

In 2010, Darragh was nominated for a second Academy Award® as producer of the short film Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty and was invited to join the Academy for Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences.

In 2015 Darragh directed the pilot episode of The Stinky and Dirty Show for Amazon Studios, which is now in production of a second season. He also completed directing season four of Octonauts. Darragh is currently Group Creative Director at Brown Bag Films / 9 Story Media Group and is responsible for the studio’s creative content.

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