Cathal Gaffney

Managing Director BBF, COO 9 Story Group

Cathal Gaffney is co-founder and Managing Director of Brown Bag Films the animation studio located in Dublin, Toronto and Manchester. In 2015, Brown Bag Films sold to Canadian distribution and animation studio 9Story and Cathal took on the additional role of Group Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for over 500 staff in production.
As Executive Producer, credits include ‘Peter Rabbit’, ‘Octonauts’, ‘Bing’, ‘Vampirina’ and ‘Doc McStuffins’. These children’s programmes currently on air in over 150 countries worldwide and are watched by more than 100 million children each year.
Cathal was nominated for an Academy Award® as director on the short film ‘Give Up Yer Aul Sins’ and has also won a Daytime Emmy and a Peabody Award. Cathal was previously nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.