Darragh O’Connell co-founded Brown Bag Films with Cathal Gaffney in 1994. Darragh produced the short film Give Up Yer Aul Sins, which was nominated for an Oscar® at the 74th Academy
Awards® in 2002.
He subsequently directed the TV series which went on to become one of the best-selling Irish DVD releases of all time. In 2010, Darragh was nominated for a second Academy Award® as producer of the short film Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty and was invited to join the Academy for Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences.
Darragh’s director screen credits also include the TV series I’m An Animal (RTE), Olivia (Nickelodeon) and Octonauts (BBC) and is currently directing a (soon to be announced) pre-school show for Netflix. Darragh is currently Group Creative Director at Brown Bag Films and 9 Story Media Group and is responsible for the group’s creative content.