Maggie Breathnach

Co-Founder & Producer
Red Shoe Productions
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Maggie Breatnach is an Irish producer participating in the Ireland Connect coproduction forum as part of Screen Forever 38. Meet with them to discuss potential partnership opportunities as part of SPA Connect
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Maggie Breathnach is a multi-award winning Director and Producer with over two decades of industry experience. During that time, she has created content for broadcasters, both nationally and internationally including RTÉ, Sky Arts, TG4, and BBC ALBA. Maggie co-founded Red Shoe Productions in 2007 with its main office located in the Gaeltacht in An Rinn, Co. Waterford, and an additional office in Belfast.

At Red Shoe, Maggie worked with Ireland's national Irish/Gaelic language broadcaster, TG4 to create their flagship arts show Imeall, showcasing over 300 artists in short films. This further cemented her reputation nationally as a renowned Producer/Director within the arts. Imeall won two National Awards during its ten years on air - an IFTA for Best Factual Programme in 2014 for her documentary on Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, and Best Overall Programme in the Irish language in 2013.

Following the success of Imeall, Maggie has gone on to direct and produce a number of highly successful programmes including Gradam Ceoil - the traditional Irish music equivalent of the Grammys - which she transformed from a pre-recorded awards show to a 2-hour live extravaganza of Irish singing, music and dance; Fleadh Cheoil for RTÉ; Between Worlds – a feature documentary on composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin for RTÉ; and most recently Voices of Ireland for Sky Arts which won the Best Specialist Factual award at the RTS Ireland Awards 2022.
In 2016 Maggie was elected to the Board of Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) and is an active member of the board. As a long-time advocate for the artistic community, her vision and ambition is to push the boundaries of the reach of arts programming. As well as promoting the use of the Irish language in the sector, Maggie is keen to contribute to the preservation and archive of the Irish arts.
Maggie Breathnach