Katie Holly

Academy Member

Katie Holly is Managing Director of Blinder Films, where she has produced documentaries, scripted comedy, web-series, short films and feature films. Many of these have screened at numerous international festivals including Edinburgh, Seattle, Slamdance, Rotterdam, London, Toronto, Palm Springs and SXSW. Previous to Blinder, Katie was Head of Development and Production Executive for Treasure Entertainment, where she worked on films such as Man About Dog, Shrooms and The Mighty Celt.

Her debut feature One Hundred Mornings received a Special Jury Award at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival, an IFTA for Best Cinematography and won the inaugural Workbook Project Discovery and Distribution Award as well as awards at numerous international film festivals.

She is also an executive producer of the television shows Irish Pictorial Weekly and The Savage Eye, one of the most successful scripted comedy shows for national broadcaster RTÉ.

One of Katie’s latest productions was Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship, a Jane Austen adaption starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny that screened internationally. She is a graduate of the producer training programme EAVE, was Ireland’s representative as Producer on the Move at Cannes 2010, is a member of SPI and is on the board of the Dublin Dance Festival and the Irish Film Board.

Awards & Recognition

Love & Friendship
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards, Nominated Film of the Year (2017)
  • Irish Film & Television Awards, Nominated Best Feature Film (2017)
Striking Out
  • IFTA Nominated Best Drama (2017)
  • IFTA Winner, Lead Actress Screenplay (2017)
The Savage Eye
  • Bronze Torc Award (2012)
  • Nominated IFTA Best Entertainment Programme (2012)
  • Nominated IFTA Best Entertainment Programme (2011)
  • Nominated IFTA Best Entertainment Programme (2010)
Perrier's Bounty
  • IFTA Award Best Film Nominated (2009)
  • IFTA Award Best Film Nominated (2009)
The Runway
  • IFTA Award Best Film Nominated (2009)

Key Credits

  • French Exit (2020)
  • Boys from County Hell (2020)
  • Extra Ordinary (2019)
  • Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Documentary) (2017)
  • Blind Mice (2017)
  • Vita and Virginia (2017)
  • Striking Out (2017)
  • Irish Pictorial Weekly (TV Series) (2016)
  • Love & Friendship (2016)
  • The Queen of Ireland (Documentary) (producer) (2015)
  • Moscow Never Sleeps (producer) (2015)
  • The Savage Eye: An Irish Guide to Failure (TV Movie) (executive producer) (2014)
  • The Portrait (Short) (co-producer) (2014)
  • Ar Intinn Eile: An Irish State of Mind (TV Mini-Series documentary) (2014)
  • I Cant See You Anymore (Short) (2012)
  • The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (Documentary) (2012)