Cian de Buitléar

Twenty years experience as director of photography (D.O.P)
Started film making with his father Eamon making natural history films for BBC, National Geographic, RTE, TG4.Worked on series such as “Wildlife on One” and “The Natural World” with  David Attenborough. In recent years have worked mainly on feature films, commercials and documentaries.


Director of Photography (D.O.P) on all underwater sequences on ” Saving Private Ryan” Camera Operator on main unit
Director – Steven Spielberg.
Academy Award Winner – Oscar Best Photography.
Director of Photography (D.O.P) – “Man about Dog”
Director Paddy Breathnach 2003/2004
(Highest grossing Irish Film 2004)
Nominated Best Photography IFTA.
Director of Photography (D.O.P) – “I Went Down”
Director Paddy Breathnach
Winner of Best Cinematography Irish Film and Television Academy 2000.
Director of Photography (D.O.P) – “Blowdry” Miramax
Producer Sydney Pollack 2001.
2nd Unit + Aerial Director of Photography – “The Boxer”
Director Jim Sheridan.
2nd Unit Director of Photography – ” Dancing at Lughnasa”
Director Pat O’ Connor
Hundreds of Commercial credits including
Coca Cola, Toyota, Vodafone, Tennants, Guinness, Heineken, Hennessey, Ballygowan, National Lottery, Eircom, ESAT, Meteor, VHI, Carolans, Baileys etc.
Killnaskully 2 with Pat Shortt
Filmed the successful series “Seven Ages” for Seán Ó Mórdha/RTÉ
Luke Kelly, Brian Friel, Ferndale, Dan Dan Dad and Me, (General Risteard Mulcahy), True Lives /RTÉ
Wild Islands ITV/Channel 4
A life in the Wild Éamon de Buitléar/RTÉ
Freedom Highway, Sruth Na Maoile, Sé mo laoch, Caipíní, Hummingbird/RTÉ/TG4
The Islandman – feature length documentary on the last sailing skipper in Connemara.
“Na Saora Bád” – 3 X DVD’s and Handbooks including construction plans
TG4, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Foras na Gaeige, National Museum of Ireland. Published 2005