Michael Algar

Murakami Award Recipient 2024

Michael Algar has worked for over fifty years in the film industry. After years of producing TV commercials and sponsored documentaries, he was appointed first Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board (Screen Ireland) in 1982. In that capacity, he supervised the financing of selected feature and documentary films by Irish film-makers. Also, he represented Ireland on committees in the European Union and the Council of Europe concerning the development and improvement of film
industries in Europe, leading to establishment of Eurimages.

Since 1989, he has specialised in producing animation both for cinema and television. Credits include the features “Christmas Carol” and “Joseph, King of Dreams” as well as series “The Storykeepers”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Captain Star”, “Budgie the Little Helicopter”, “The Mad Cows”, and many other specials and series. His most recent special was “Deposits” and most recent series was “MyaGo”. He is a member of Animation Ireland, BAFTA and the European Film Academy.