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Mind The Gap Films
Fran McNulty - Producer
Mind the Gap Films
6 Wilton Place
Dublin 2
+353 (0)1 662 4742

Mind the Gap Films DAC

Bill Hughes and Bernadine Carraher set up Mind the Gap Films in 2001. The company specialises in television entertainment, music, documentaries and factual-entertainment programming. We regularly work on large-scale productions with budgets over €1 million. And we regularly win awards.

We have produced programmes and series for all broadcasters on the island of Ireland – RTE1, RTE2, Virgin Media (previously TV3), TG4 and BBCNI. We have also produced five major music specials for PBS in the US in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Czech Republic.

We have vast experience of live and pre-recorded Outside Broadcast both on location and in studio. Our track record is strong in acquiring funding through the BAI’s Sound & Vision Fund and the Section 481 Tax Incentive Scheme.

Mind the Gap Films specialises in creating and producing home-grown original formats and have achieved ratings successes with IFTA-award winning series “Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge”, currently in its fifth series and IFTA-nominated “Lords & Ladles” currently in its third series. “Lords & Ladles” has achieved international popularity and is currently on air in 5 territories and streaming on Netflix. Our formats have been distributed by Fremantle and Nordic World.

Currently in production: ‘Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge, Series 5’, ‘Lords & Ladles, Series 3’ and ‘Healthy Appetite’ – a brand new Mind the Gap Films format featuring the country’s top chefs competing to make their decadent signature dishes healthier.

We are always interested in international co-productions, so please get in touch if you’d like to work together. Please note, we do not accept unsolicited submissions of proposals or programme ideas from the public.

Contact: jennifer@mindthegap.com / +353 (0)1 662 4742


  • April 2014 Best Factual Entertainment Programme at the Celtic Media Festival for There’s Something About Patrick
  • February 2012 Best Factual Programme at the IFTAs for The Only Viking in the Village
  • November 2010 European Journalists Award (Ireland) for Music Changes Lives
  • October 2010 Radharc Award for Music Changes Lives
  • June 2005 Rose d’Or nomination for Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde


Connect with Mind the Gap Films

Who's Who
Bernadine Carraher - Producer Director
Bill Hughes - ‎Producer Director
 Film Name  Director  Year
-  An bhFuil Cead Agam  Cliodhna Ní Chinnéide  2009
-  Anne Madden - Painter & Muse  Bill Hughes  2006
-  Brian Kennedy - Live at the Waterfront    2004
-  Celebrity Jigs N Reels (Series 1)  David Donaghy  2006
-  Dáil on the Dole  Garry Keane  2015
-  Domestic Divas  Graeme Wells  2014
-  Drifters, The  Bernadine Carraher  2006
-  Glaoch an Cheoil    2013
-  Glaoch on Triu Reich  Cathal Watters  2012
-  Hallelujah Broadway  Tony Gregory  2010
-  Hands On - Series 1-8  Bill Hughes  1995-2004
-  Hands On Series 10  Glen Gorman  2006
-  Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde  Bill Hughes  2004
-  Holding Out For A Hero  Maurice Linnane  2014
-  Ireland – Dig It!  Simon Hepworth  2010
-  Irish Tenors & Friends, The Series 1  John Comiskey  2006
-  It's My Show  Maurice Linnane  2007
-  It's My Show (Series 1)  Bernadine Carraher  2008
-  Last One Standing    2004
-  Lords & Ladles  Maurice Linnane  2015
-  Messenger Boy - Christie Hennessy  Bill Hughes  2008
-  Music Videos (Various)    
-  Pump Up My Dance  Cathal Watters  2012
-  The Bee  Garry Keane  2014
-  The Impossible Dream    2002
-  The Impossible Dream  John Comeskey  2002
-  The Irish Tenors    1999
-  The Irish Tenors Live from Belfast    2000
-  The Irish Tenors Live from Ellis Island    2001
-  The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name    
-  The Only Viking In The Village  Conor Morrissey  2011
-  There’s Something About Patrick  Conor Morrissey  2013
Recent News Articles
26 Sep 2018 Mind the Gap Issues Audience Call for Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge
12 Jul 2018 Bernadine Carraher Speaks with IFTN About All Things 'Lords & Ladles' Ahead of Series Finale
18 Jun 2018 Irish and International Industry Leaders Announced for Screen Leaders 2018
01 Jun 2018 Winners of the 2018 IFTA Gala Television Awards Announced
09 May 2018 Nominees Announced for the 2018 IFTA Gala Television Awards
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