Maggie Breathnach, Director

Maggie Breathnach is an award-winning industry recognised Producer and Director, winning one IFTA and nominated for two.  She has been producing and creating content for various broadcasters for over twenty years, and continues to work on the development of various series for the international and Irish markets.


Maggie is credited with bringing Gradam Cheoil TG4 to Belfast and Northern Ireland for the first time - generating partnerships with various organisations in Belfast and establishing a solid programme of fringe events as well as the live broadcast of the main show. Her vision and ambition to push the boundaries of the reach of the Arts ensures the programmes she delivers are both unique and appealing to all.


Having gained her initial experience with Forefront Productions, Maggie co-founded Red Shoe Productions and established the flagship Arts series Imeall for TG4. This further engrained Maggie’s passion and confirmed her as a renowned Producer / Director within the Arts.


In 2016, Maggie was elected to the Board of Screen Producers Ireland (SPI), serving until the present day. She has sat on the Judges panel for the Irish Folk Awards and also represents SPI on the Committee for Irish Language Programming.

Maggie has lectured at Griffith College Dublin, as well as writing and delivering an Introduction to Media Course to Transition Year students through Irish – an initiative that she hopes will develop regionally and nationally in the future.


Maggie is keen to contribute to the preservation and archive of the Irish Arts and is a longstanding advocate for the artistic community and as such is currently working with producers and directors in the UK on arts documentaries for international broadcast.


Productions include:

Producer - Fleadh Cheoil, RTÉ, 6-part traditional music series.

Director / Producer – House of Art a one hour documentary for Oireachtas TV & BAI  

Producer- Gradam Ceoil TG4 -  2015 – 2019. Two hour live music awards programme.  

Director/Producer–TG4’s flagship Arts and Cultural Affairs Series Imeall

Director/Producer – Seamus Heaney Postscript

Producer- HUP –Traditional Music series for TG4

Series Producer- Feirm TG4 & BAI 2014

Producer - Mo Mhoirchóir Féin – A Prayer RTÉ Dance on the Box Short Film

Producer- Ceol Ar An Imeall



Winner of Best Factual Programme Imeall – Seamus Heaney Postscript - IFTA 2014

Winner Best Short Documentary at Sky Road Film Festival Imeall Seamus Heaney Postscript – 2014

Winner Television Series of the Year Imeall – Oireachtas Media Award 2013

Nominated for TV Moment of the Year Imeall – IFTA 2012

Joint Audience Award New York Irish Film Festival - Mo Mhóirchoir Féin –  A Prayer  - 2010  Produced by Maggie Breathanch / Directed Dearbhla Walsh 

Eannaí O Sullivan, Production Assistant

Eannaí joined Red Shoe Productions in June 2019 , under a Trainee Scheme in association with TG4 and Údarás na Gaeltachta.  She completed her Higher Diploma in TV Production in 2019 and gained valuable experience working on the set of Macalla Teo's feature film "Mo Ghrá Buan" for 6 weeks as Production Trainee.

Hailing from Cork, Eannaí has a creative spark and enthusiasm to learn, and contributes to Business Development, Production Management and Office Administration in the Red Shoe office. She has a BA obtained from UCC and her ultimate ambition is to develop her writing and production skills. 

Bríd Uí Chadhla, Office Manager / Production

Bríd is a Waterford native and has worked with Red Shoe Productions on both Gradam Cheoil and Fleadh Cheoil as Production Manager and in an Office Management capacity. With 20 years People Management experience her contribution to Production Management on both live broadcast and on location filming has ranged from Sports OB’s, Sports documentary and Music.  Her previous experience as a HR Manager, having obtained a BBS in Personnel Management, contributes to her ability to motivate and inspire the crew and deliver efficient and high quality productions.

Tristan Rosenstock, Presenter and Researcher

Tristan has worked with Red Shoe Productions since 2010, initially on a full-time basis working on our IFTA-winning arts series Imeall.  He presented over 100 editions of the programme and researched even more, and contiunes to contribute to Red Shoe on a Freelance basis. 

"Working on a programme that brings me face to face with some of my favourite artists is a dream job, and getting to see every corner of the country and meet great people is an absolute joy. I also love developing ideas for other programmes. I have nothing against the wheel, but it can be reinvented. I play the bodhrán with Téada (huge in Japan). I’m good at guessing what the weather will be like, but am terrible at assembling flatpack. That’s my story. And I’m sticking to it!"

Paschal Cassidy, Director of Photography

Paschal has been working in the television industry for more than 20 years as a director-cameraman. Paschal has experience in all aspects of TV/film production including documentary, features, music, light entertainment, current affairs, sports, commercials and corporate programming. Paschal has filmed both single and multi-camera formats. He has worked with national and international broadcasters including RTE, TG4, TV3, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, ABC and CBS to name a few. Paschal has travelled extensively with his work, from the Great Wall of China to the Sydney Olympics and beyond.

Genevieve Murphy, Editor

Genevieve is an editor based in Dublin but she keeps the flag of her native Cork flying  in the Redshoe office! She has edited various documentary series, comedies and corporates over the last 7 years and is delighted to be currently working on Redshoe’s arts series ‘Imeall’. Not only is she keeping her Gaeilge up to scratch but she loves the fast turnaround of the weekly programmes and the fact that everyday she learns something new about what’s going on around Ireland in the arts. The only negative is that she keeps approaching people on the street that she thinks she knows but really she’s only been looking at them on her computer screen for a considerable length of time during an edit.

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