David Caffrey

Director for film and television
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Biography

Director David Caffrey began his film and TV career working in various production roles on B-movies with Roger Corman, before his short films - Connivers, Bantams and Bolt - caught the eye of the industry.

This resulted in a leap into the feature film arena, with Divorcing Jack for Scala Productions, followed by the 18th century miniseries Aristocrats for BBC/WGBH. On the Nose, a comedy feature for Subotica/Universal, followed.

Since then he has alternated between commercials, features and television drama, the latter including Monarch of the Glen for BBC/Ecosse, Life Begins for ITV/Granada and Wild at Heart for ITV/Company Pictures.

Recent projects include Fallout for RTE/Frontier Films, The Commander for ITV/La Plante productions and Raw for RTE/Ecosse. In 2010, he completed post-production on an original four-part television drama for RTE/Octagon Productions entitled Love/Hate which went on to win several awards. He has since directed and exec produced subsequent series.


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TV

Director

Producer Jed Mercurio
Writer Jed Mercurio
Starring
  • Vicky McClure
  • Adrian Dunbar
  • Lennie James
  • Martin Compston
  •  
    A hard-hitting new thriller series exploring the world of police corruption.
    BBC Two
     
    Love/Hate
    Reflet d'Or de la Meilleure Série TV at Cinema Tout Ecrans
    4 x 60'
    Producer Suzanne McAuley
    Starring
  • Aidan Gillen
  • Aoibhinn McGinnity
  • Ruth Negga
  • Robert Sheehan
  •  
    Crime drama set in Dublin
    Octagon Films for RTE
     
    Producer Luke Alkin
    Writer Kate Brooke
     
    Drama about a three-day hostage crisis at a school in South London
    Big Talk Productions for BBC1
    In development
     
    Producer James Flynn
    Writer Simon Ashdown
    Starring
  • Shelley Conn
  • Damon Gameau
  • Liam Garrigan
  • Keith McErlean
  •  
    Drama based in a restaurant in Dublin
    Ocatgon Films for RTE
     
    Producer Christopher Hall
    Writer Lynda La Plante
    Starring
  • Amanda Burton
  • Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
  • Ayesha Dharker
  • Penny Downie
  •  
    Thriller about a conman who is due to be convicted for fraud and then is found floating dead in his pool
    La Plante Productions for ITV1
     
    Producer Bill Shephard
    Writer Jack Williams
    Starring
  • Amanda Holden
  • Lucy-Jo Hudson
  • Dawn Steele
  • Deon Stewardson
  •  
    Family drama about a Bristol-based vet and his family who emigrate to a game park in South Africa
    Company Pictures for ITV1
     
    Producer Gerald Heffernan
    Writer Johnny Ferguson, Declan Jones
    Starring
  • Tara Breathnach
  • Mick Fitzgerald
  • Michael O'Connor
  • Michael O'Sullivan
  •  
    Drama filmed in the style of a documentary charting the nuclear fallout from the Sellafield Nuclear Processing Plant in Cumbria
    Frontier Films for RTE
     
    Producer Emma Benson
    Writer Mike Bullen
    Starring
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Frank Finlay
  • Elliot Henderson-Boyle
  • Caroline Quentin
  •  
    Comedy about a woman as she starts afresh after her husband leaves her
    Granada Television for ITV1
     
    Producer Michael Chaplin
    Writer Michael Chaplin
    Starring
  • Richard Briers
  • Julian Fellowes
  • Susan Hampshire
  • Alastair MacKenzie
  •  
    Drama about a London man who is called back home to Scotland to discover he is the Laird of Glenbogle
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    Producer Christopher Hall
    Writer Harriet O'Carroll
    Starring
  • Alun Armstrong
  • Richard Dempsey
  • Anne-Marie Duff
  • Julian Fellowes
  •  
    Adaptation of Stephen Tillyard's biography of upper-class life in 18th century England
    BBC Productions
     

    Executive Producer & Director

    Starring
  • Aiden Gillen
  • Robert Sheehan
  •  

    Fourth series of the award-winning Irish crime drama.

    Octagon Films for RTE
     
     
    Season three of award-winning Irish crime drama.
    Octagon Films for RTE
     
    Producer Suzanne McAuley
    Starring
  • Aiden Gillen
  • Robert Sheehan
  •  
    Second series of the IFTA winning series about gangland life in Dublin.
    Octagon Films for RTE
     

    Film

    Director

    Producer Frank Mannion
    Writer Jeremy Drysdale
     

     
    Producer Madeleine French
    Writer Justin Villiers
    Starring
  • Felix Bell
  • Rebecca Brownett
  • Robert Easen
  • Milly Gregory
  •  
    Film focusing on the friendship between two Bradford City fans
    Compulsive Viewing
     
    Producer Robert Cooper
    Starring
  • Laura Fraser
  • Rachel Griffiths
  • Jason Isaacs
  • Robert Lindsay
  •  
    Black romantic comedy set around the troubled peace process and the effect it has on a cynical Belfast hack
    Mosaic Films
    Scala Productions
     
    Producer Scott Kennedy, Tristan Lynch
    Writer Tony Philpott
    Starring
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Brenda Blethyn
  • Robbie Coltrane
  • Sinead Keenan
  •  
    Film about a luckless gambler who finally finds the secret to picking winners - a preserved head in a jar
    Capitol Films
    Highwire Entertainment
     

    Writer & Director

    Producer Jack Armstrong
    Starring
  • Nevan Finegan
  • Darren Lawless
  • Terry McMahon
  • Vincent Smith
  •  
    Film about a man who is fed up with his car being broken into and decides to take revenge - but with his aim not quite right he ends up with the police on his heels
    RTE
     

    Writer & Director & Producer

    Starring
  • Maclean Burke
  • Jessica Freed
  •  
    Short film about a row that erupts by the beach in Wicklow
    Moonshine Films