Ciaran’s CV


Ciaran Tanham

(President Irish Society of Cinematographers 2017)

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The following lists include some of the projects that I have worked on in the area of  Feature Film – TV Drama – TV Documentaries


“Penance”  2017   Defacto Films.     (Alexa XT)         D.O.P/ Operator

“House of Shadows” Alexa Mini” Interlina Films. Ripple World   (Alexa)  D.O.P/ Operator

“A Kiss For Ged Wood” Red Dragon  Ignition Films                     D.O.P/ Operator

“Bloom” Cine Alta  Odyssey Films            Sony Alta                 D.O.P/ Operator 

“Bobbies Girl”  Paramount Pictures    35mm           D.O.P/ Operator 

“Borstal Boy” 35mm    Hells Kitchen Prod.    35mm            D.O.P/ Operator 

The Breakfast 35mm  Hells Kitchen Prod       35mm            D.O.P/ Operator

Sun Moon and The Stars                      35mm            D.O.P/ Operator 

________________TV Drama______________

“Red Rock  2016 -17”      TV Drama  Element Pictures     DOP

“Love Hate 5 – 2015                    6x 1 hrs                   D.O.P/ Operator

“Jack Taylor Alexa.   2013”                     1 x 90 min               D.O.P/Operator

“Raw  2012/ 13”                              6 x 60 min                  D.O.P

Three Wise Women 2011  Hallmark USA      1 x 90 min    D.O.P

Gift of the Magi 2011        Hallmark USA      1 x 90 min    D.O.P 

Whistleblower 2007                   ITV      1 x 90 min          D.O.P/ Operator

Northanger Abbey   16mm    ITV Jane Austen Series        D.O.P/ Operator 

Sherlock Holmes    2007   BBC Productions                 D.O.P

Feather Boy 2008    BBC London  1 x 90 min         D.O.P/ Operator

The Return    2007   ITV London      1 x 90 min     D.O.P Operator

Any Time Now   BBC / RTE         6 x 30min             Series D.O.P

Ballykissangel 16mm  BBC NI   Series 6.   6 x 1 hr                   D.O.P. 

Maigret 35mm      1 x 90 min  A Tele France 1                          D.O.P.


The Corrs “All the way Home”  The story of the bands rise to fame  filmed over   seven years.         Camera / Director

Riverdance “A Journey” The story of the birth of  one the most successful stage musicals. Filmed over four years.      Camera / Director

“Marcus”  The story of a young Irish musician trying to become famous. Filmed over a three year period.   Camera / Director / Producer  

 ——————–Second Unit Shoots———–

The Tudors. Showtime USA              Peter O Toole Unit           D.O.P 

Omagh     (Feature)                             Hells Kitchen Prod        D.O.P 

Bloody Sunday (Feature)                     Hells Kitchen Prod       D.O.P 

Dr Who                                BBC Manchester Productions       D.O.P 

Primevil                               BBC Manchester Productions       D.O.P                                       

 ———–2017 Recent projects  ————

“Red Rock Series 3” for TV3 / BBC / Amazon  (Series. D.O.P) 

“PENANCE”   Defacto Films: Cinema Feature Thriller   (D.O.P)