Cleona Ní Chrualaoi
Cleona has worked in the broadcast industry for the past 20 years, beginning her career as a radio journalist before migrating to television production in 2008. Since then, she has produced many flagship programmes and series for RTÉ, TV3/Virgin Media and TG4 which won multiple Irish Film and Television Academy awards, amongst them, the docusoap, Connected, and the docudrama, Cumann na mBan - Women of the Revolution. She also produced the ground-breaking IFTA-nominated documentary series, The Joy, on life inside Mountjoy Prison and the feature documentary, Lorg na gCos, which won a FOCAL international award in 2012. Having produced on a freelance basis across all genre of television, Cleona set up the production company, Inscéal, with Colm Bairéad and in recent years, has set her sights on the development and production of narrative feature film.
Established in 2012 by freelance producer, Cleona Ní Chrualaoi and writer/director, Colm Bairéad, Inscéal was originally formed as a vehicle for passion projects in documentary film-making and was nominated for several Irish Film and Television Academy awards for its lead series, An Ceoldráma (The Musical) for broadcaster, TG4. In recent years, the company's focus has shifted to narrative feature film. Twice shortlisted for the Cine4 feature film development scheme, An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) is the company's debut feature film.
Writer / Director
Colm has been working as a director and writer for over 15 years, gaining considerable experience as both a drama and documentary filmmaker. He has directed a number of multi-award-winning short films and many hours of documentary television for RTÉ, TG4 and TV3/Virgin Media. These include the four-part IFTA-nominated series, The Joy, the award-winning feature-length drama documentary, Murdair Mhám Trasna, the IFTA award-winning docudrama, Cumann na mBan – Women of the Revolution and the IFTA-nominated documentary, Frank O’Connor - Idir Dhá Shruth. Colm’s 2013 fly-on-the-wall doc series, An Ceoldráma (The Musical) was nominated for three IFTA Awards, including Best Director. In 2020, Colm directed McGuinness, a major one-hour documentary on the controversial Republican leader for RTÉ One. An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) is Colm's narrative feature film debut.