Jessica Jones (2017) 1 hr. Noir drama following the eponymous Jessica, who struggles to solve the riddle of her past while battling post-traumatic distress. Written by Melissa Rosenberg. Produced by Marvel and Netflix.

Marvel’s Inhumans (2017) 1 hr. A ruling family of inhumans is ousted from their questionable reign and forced to take refuge among suspicious humans. Written by Scott Buck. Produced by Marvel, IMax and ABC.

Z: The Beginning of Everything (2017) 2 x episodes. Biographical drama tracing the life of Zelda Sayre, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920s socialite, writer and artist whose frustration descended into madness. Written by Nicole Yorkin & Dawn Prestwich, produced by Killer Films for Amazon.

Happy Valley  (2016) 2 x 1hr. Gritty murder drama. Written by Sally Wainwright. Produced by Red Productions for BBC and Netflix.

Scott & Bailey (2015) 2 x 1hr. Season finale of the BAFTA-nominated gritty homicide drama. Written by Amelia Bullmore. Produced by Red Productions for ITV.

In The Club (2014) 2 x 1hr. Ensemble Drama charting the lives of six pregnant women in crisis. Written by Kay Mellor. Produced by Rollem Productions for BBC Television.

Casualty: Between The Cracks (2013) 2 x 1hr. Two-part drama following a suicidal young woman and a runaway teen entangled in prostitution and murder. Written by Sally Abbott and Emma Goodwin. Produced by Nikki Wilson at BBC Television.

Holby City (2012 – 13) 4 x 1hr episodes. Ensemble drama charting the struggles of specialists and general surgeons at an NHS hospital. Produced by Oliver Kent at BBC Television.

Tracy Beaker Returns (2009 – 11) 3 x drama series. BAFTA-winning children’s ensemble drama following the lives and struggles of children in a care home. Written by Ellie Brewer from novels by Jacqueline Wilson. Produced by Gina Cronk at BBC Television.

School Run (2008) 75min film. Ensemble comedy set in a precariously financed Dublin school trying to save the Irish language. Written by Anna McPartlin, produced by Grand Pictures for TV3.

This is Going to Take More Than One Night (2010). Award-winning art film exploring the eternal struggle to communicate. Produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman. Arts Council of Ireland. Official Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Beyond Redemption (2007) 45min documentary film. Portrait of radical activist Peter McVerry, who has worked with drug-addicted, troubled teenagers for thirty years. Written, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman for RTÉ Television.

Home (2007) 6 x 30min documentary series. A social and political history of domestic life in Ireland from 1960 to the present. Written, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman for RTÉ Television.

The Naked Extremist / An Gaeilgeoir Nocht (2006) 58min film. Award-winning black comedy about a cultural extremist in mid-life crisis. Written by Marina Ní Dhubháin, produced by Language & Telegael for TG4 Television.

Totally Frank (2005) 7 x 30min drama series. Four young women form a band, move into a squat in the East End of London and struggle to become rock stars. Written by Heather Tyrell. Initial for Channel Four.

Olive (2004) 10min film. Award-winning film where a young girl has a brief, electrifying affair that changes her life. Written, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman for Language. Released by Columbia Tristar.

Imagining Ulysses (2004) (with Dearbhla Walsh) 90min creative documentary. Divided into chapters matching the structure of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the documentary takes a theme from each chapter of the book as a starting point for a short audio-visual essay. Written & directed by Neasa Hardiman, produced by David Blake Knox. Blueprint Films for RTÉ Television.

Ireland’s Teenage Criminals (2003) 1 x 58min investigative documentary. An intimate exploration of the lives of homeless, often drug-addicted young law-breakers who roam the streets of Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Nominee, Best Documentary, Irish Film and Television Awards 2004. Produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman at RTÉ Television.

Treasure (2002) 10min film. Award-winning fairytale story of a woman forced to choose between a mesmeric object and her family. Written, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman at Language. Released by Columbia Tristar Pictures.

Pluck (2002) 10min film. A stay-at-home father descends into madness when he becomes obsessed with a hair on his wife’s chin. Written by Emma Donoghue, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman at Language. Irish Film Board Short Cuts 2001

Fair City (2000 – 2002) serial television drama set among inner city Dublin people. Written by Carmel Callon, Claire Dowling, Ted Gannon, Thomas McLoughlin, Produced by Niall Matthews at RTÉ Television.

TX (1998 – 1999) 26 x 2 hour weekly youth entertainment show including documentary, surreal comedy, visual art, music. Devised by Neasa Hardiman, written by Hardiman, Alan Robinson & Peter Vamos. Executive produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman at RTÉ Television.

The Eurovision Song Contest (1997) EBU Europewide broadcast. 25 x 1’  abstracted sequences on the theme of communication. Written, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman, exec. produced by Noel Curran at RTÉ Television.

Prime Time (1997) 6 x 40min political/social documentaries covering diverse subjects including the future of broadcasting, criminal justice, prostitution, drug culture. Written by Cathy Moore / Donagh Diamond / Neasa Hardiman, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman at RTÉ Television.

Black Box (1996) 13 x 40min arts documentaries on Jennifer Johnston, Patrick Heron, Neil Gaiman and others. Written, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman at RTÉ Television.


Professional Awards / Bursaries 

2017 BAFTA Best Drama Serial

2016 Best Director, Irish Film & Television Awards

2014 Creative Europe Development Award (Sea Fever)

2014 Creative Europe Development Award (Breakfast at the New Yorker)

2012 Best Feature Screenplay Prize, London Film Awards

2012 BAFTA Nominee, Best Children’s Drama

2012 Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival

2011 Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival

2011 Platinum Award, Best Direction WorldFest Huston

2010 BAFTA Best Children’s Drama

2009 Nominee, Best Drama, Irish Film & Television Awards

2009 Nominee, Best Drama, Irish TV Now Awards

2008 Arts Council of Ireland Projects Award

2007 Nominee, Best Drama, Irish Film & Television Awards

2005 Best Short Film, Newport Beach Film Festival

2005 Princess Award for Best Documentary, Celtic Film Festival

2004 Gold Hugo for Best Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival

2004 Nominee, Best Investigative Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards

2004 Nominee, Best Creative Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards

2003 Arts Council of Ireland Projects Award

2003 Commendation, Fantastic Film Festival

2002 European Film Academy Michael Radford Director’s Masterclass

2001 European Film Academy Slawomir Idziak Director’s Masterclass

2002 IDI Award for Stage, Film and Television

2001 Arts Council of Ireland Projects Award


Educational Awards / Scholarships

Doctorate in Film Studies Research and thesis: “Same Frame, New Picture: Changing Gender, Ethnic and Cultural Representation in Hollywood Genre Film” School of Creative Arts, Trinity College Dublin.

Master’s Degree in Aesthetics and Politics Research and thesis: “Out of Bounds: Psychoanalytic Constructions of Femininity in Contemporary Visual Culture” Department of Visual Culture. National College of Art and Design Ireland

Meisterdiplom, Fachbereich Visueller Kommunikation, Unversität der Künste Berlin (Scholarship). “Absence is my Portrait”: A large-scale film and slide projection installation at Universität der Künste Berlin and at Kunsthaus Tacheles, Oranienburgerstrasse, Berlin

Double First (First Class Honours and First Place) Bachelor of Design, National College of Art and Design Ireland. Graphic periodical in which image and text combine to construct meaning.

Neasa speaks fluent German and Irish, good French and is a native English speaker.

She is a member of the DGA, the WGA and the European Film Academy. She chairs the Film Committee of the Irish Film and Television Academy.