Darragh Carey    
Writer-Director


Hello and welcome. I'm a freelance ad creative and writer-director based in Dublin and London. Happy to travel and also available for cyberlancing, because apparently that's a word now.

Advertising

I've ten years ad experience, having devised multi-award-winning integrated campaigns in just about every category. The work has picked up plaudits in various festivals including Cannes, I'm also available to direct television commercials.

Film

"Reprobate" is a my first feature film as director. Shot on location in Brixton, it's currently in post-production and due for release in winter 2018.

I'm a graduate of The London Film School and having written and directed a number of shorts, I'm developing two feature-length screenplays "My Auntie The Cloud" and "Earwig".

Awards and Credits
I hope you like the work. There's a list of awards below if you're into that kind of thing. Should something take your fancy, please don't hesitate to contact me for credits. No creative team can take full credit for a campaign, and I've been very lucky to have worked with so many talented creatives, producers, directors, illustrators, sound studios, photographers and crew. So I'd be delighted to put you in touch with them. 

Give me a shout using the contact page, or if you'd rather get a reference first, feel free to contact one of the creative directors below. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Ciaran McCarthy at R/GA London
GerRonan or Carol at Publicis Dublin

Education
London Film School
Dublin Institute of Technology
Dublin City University

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Awards

Here are some of the awards and honours the work has picked up over the years. The list stops when I went out on my own because I don't believe in freelancers claiming awards credits.
 

2008

Shark Awards, Radio, BRONZE
TG4 - Seacht (youth comedy series)

ICAD, Radio, BRONZE
TG4 - Seacht

ICAD, TV Campaign, BRONZE
TG4 - The More You Watch
 

2009

Cannes Lions, Film, FINALIST
TG4 - The More You Watch

Cannes Junior Lions, Print, REPRESENTED IRELAND
Get Ireland Growing - Actual Size

Young Guns International Awards, TV / Cinema, FINALIST
TG4 - The More You Watch

EPICA, International TV/Film, BRONZE
TG4 - The More You Watch

Promax International Awards, Best Copy / Script Writing , GOLD
TG4 - The More You Watch

Promax International Awards, Best TV Image Promo, SILVER
TG4 - The More You Watch

Shark Awards, Best Promo Script Writing, GOLD
TG4 - The More You Watch

Shark Awards, Irish TV, BRONZE
TG4 - The More You Watch
 

2010

Shark Awards, Best Sponsorship TV, SILVER
Meteor - The Apprentice Stings

Shark Awards, Best Promo Print, SILVER
TG4 - Galway Races

Shark Awards, Best Promo Print, BRONZE
TG4 - American Mobs

Shark Awards, Best Promo Radio, SILVER
TG4 - Galway Races

ICAD , Colour Consumer Print, BRONZE
TG4 - Galway Races

ICAD, Radio, BRONZE
TG4 - Galway Races
 

2011

Shark Awards, Best Script Writing, SILVER
DAA - Pride

Shark Awards, Irish TV, BRONZE
DAA - Pride

ICAD, TV Single Over 30 Seconds, BRONZE
DAA - Pride


2012

Shark Awards, International Promo Radio, GOLD
TG4 - Éagoir [Injustice]

Shark Awards, International Promo Radio, BRONZE
TG4 - Ros na Run: One Drama After Another

Shark Awards, International Promo Print, SILVER
TG4 - Ros na Run: One Drama After Another

Shark Awards, International Promo Print, BRONZE
TG4 - Éagoir [Injustice]

Shark Awards, Irish TV sting, GOLD
Meteor - Your Social Forecast

Shark Awards, Irish TV Campaign, GOLD
FBD - Real

Shark Awards, Irish TV, GOLD
FBD - Real (Motor)

Shark Awards, Irish TV, SILVER
FBD - Real (Home)

Shark Awards, Irish Radio Campaign, GOLD
TG4 - Ros na Run: One Drama After Another

Shark Awards, Irish Radio Campaign, BRONZE
TV Licence: Ways to Pay

Shark Awards, Irish Outdoor Campaign, BRONZE
TG4 - Ros na Run: One Drama After Another

ICAD, TV Sponsorship Stings, SILVER
Meteor - Your Social Forecast

ICAD, TV Single Over 30 Seconds, BRONZE
FBD - Real (Motor)

ICAD, TV Single Over 30 Seconds, BRONZE
FBD - Real (Home)

ICAD, TV Campaign Over 30 Seconds, BRONZE
FBD - Real

 

Other Shows:

National Newspapers of Ireland Press Awards. 

Love Radio Irish Advertising Awards.

Today FM Radio Ad of the Year 2012 - TG4 - Éagoir [Injustice]