Bio & References

References for David, Cinematographer:

I had the privilege of working with Dave Grennan when he took the role of Director of Photography on my film, WHAT RICHARD DID. Collaborating with Dave was a pleasure all the way through the process, from our early creative discussions where I found Dave to be both insightful and sensitive through the shoot itself where he was unflappable, collaborative, great with cast and creatively excellent. I love the way he lights and operates and value the spirit of support and camaraderie he always brings. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Lenny Abrhamson, Oscar Nominated Director,  Room , What Richard Did and Normal People

David Grennan excelled as a creative partner and reliable professional. He effectively communicated with actors and directors, and led his department with professionalism and leadership, ensuring a safe and productive environment for our production despite schedule and budget constraints. His consistent professionalism made him an invaluable team member for the producers, and his vision made our series cinematic and high-quality. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with him again.

Jin Ishimoto, President of Element 8 Entertainment and Executive Producer of Clean Sweep (AMC+/Sundance Now, RTE, BBC3, ZDFS).

I have had the pleasure of collaborating with David for numerous years across Feature Films and TV ventures, ranging from the intimate portrayal of emotion in "Kisses" to the fantastical landscapes of "Green Knight." As a Cinematographer, David exemplifies excellence, standing as one of Ireland's finest in his craft.

What sets David apart is not only his technical prowess but also his unwavering commitment to each project's vision. His approach is marked by a stellar attitude and a deeply collaborative spirit, fostering an environment where creativity flourishes. It is with wholehearted enthusiasm that I recommend David for any cinematography endeavor. His dedication, talent, and penchant for crafting visuals make him an invaluable asset to any production. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work with him again in the near future.

Macdara Kellegher, Producer and CEO/Founder Wild Atlantic Pictures ( Evil Dead Rise, Foundation,Green Knight)


David Grennan is a Dublin based Cinematographer who has worked all over the world.

His journey commenced as a camera assistant, fuelled by an unwavering passion for cinema and photography. Aged 12, he received a Pentax K1000 Camera from his uncle, a cherished relic that kindled his lifelong fascination with photography. Raised in an environment steeped in cinematic classics, courtesy of his parents Bridget and Anthony, whose shared love spanned from The Godfather to Singing In the Rain.

With over two decades of experience, David has established himself as a dedicated professional within the film and television industry, with a discerning eye, attention to detail and collaborative spirit, each project bears the hallmark of his dedication, with a commitment to crafting a distinctive visual language to tell a story tailored to each narrative. From feature films to television, commercials, and music promos, David's dedication to his craft is reflected in a diverse range of creative endeavours.

While anchored in Ireland, David's love for exploration knows no bounds, making him a sought-after collaborator, sometimes with the tradition of Hawaiian Shirt Friday ;) a passport in hand and a spirit hungry for new horizons, he continues to journey, bringing his unparalleled expertise and boundless creativity to projects far and wide.

Go raibh maith agat.

Selection of Film and Television Credits:

Wrapped—TV Film 

Directed by Mia Mularkey / Producer: Claire McCabe / RTE "Nomination Royal Television Society"

Lady Of Paris - Short Film

Directed by Steven Benedict / Producer: Paul Barnes / Screen Ireland

Young Offenders S4 —TV Series
Directed by Jamie Johnson / Producer: Cormac Fox / BBC / Vico Films

Apocalypse Clown—Feature Film 

Directed by George Kane / Producer: Morgan Bushe&James Dean / Fastnet Films / U Media
 “Winner Best Feature Film Galway Film Festival”

Ann—Feature Film 

Directed by Ciaran Creagh/Producer: Ferdia Doherty/Megan Lennon/Hill Sixteen Films/RTE “Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - Winner Dublin Film Festival - IFTA Nominated - linea d'ombra festival Audiance Award "

Clean Sweep — TV Drama Series 

Directed by Ronan Burke & Yves Christian Fournier Producer: Jin Ishimoto/Gary Tieche/Sundance TV/ZDF

Harry Wild— TV Drama Series 

Directed by Ronan & Rob Burke/Producer: Morgan O Sullivan/Klaus Zimmermann/Octogan /Acorn

The Last Duel—Feature Film (2nd Unit/Visual Effect Unit Dop/additional op main unit ) 
 Directed by Ridley Scott / Producer Jennifer Fox/Kevin J.Walsh/Nicole Holofcener/Scott Free/ Disney

Bad Boy Buck — Short Directed by James Fitzgerald / Producer Simon Doyle / Failsafe Films

South Westerlies — TV Drama Series ( 3 Episodes ) Directed by Declan Recks Producer: Ailish McElmeel / Paul Donovan Deadpan Films

Normal People — TV Drama Series ( Additional Photography) ( Eps:1,4,5&6 ) 
 Directed by Lenny Abrahamson/Produced by Ed Guiney/BBC/Hulu

Green Night —Feature Film (Additional Photography & 2nd Unit  ) 
 Directed by David Lowery/Producer James Johnson/A24 Films

White Lines — TV Series ( Additional Photography Uk unit & Main Unit Operator) 
 Directed by Nick Hamm/Produced by Chris Croucher/Netflix

Dad—TV Movie 

Directed by Declan Recks/Produced by Ruth Carter/Blue Ink Films/Rte


Directed by Jack Reynor/Produced by Emer O’Shea & Lara Hickey Sky Arts/Element Pictures Best Short Drama at Galway Film Fleadh -“Best Cinematography Magnolia Independent Film Festival - Kino Film Festival Nomination best Cinematography - Beeston Film Festival Nominated Best Cinematography - Stiges Film Festival - Best Film Galway Film Festival 


Directed by John Robert Brown /Produced by Miriam Devitt


Directed by Brendan Gleeson/Produced by Juliette Bonass/Sky Arts


Directed by Stephen Burke/Produced by Jane Doolan/Mammoth Films “IFTA Nominated Best Film - Boston Film Festival - Dublin Film Critics Award”

Damo and Ivor —Feature 

Directed by Rob & Ronan Burke/Producer Ruth Carter/Blue Ink Films

Grace Harte — 3 Part Tv Drama 

Directed by Charlie McCarthy Producer Martha O Neill / Wildfire Films “WinnerBest Entertainment and Drama Prix Circus”

The Fall Season 3 — TV Drama Series
 ( S1 & S2 Additional Dop )
Directed by Allan Cubitt Producer Gub Neal/Artist Studios / BBC “Bafta Nominated”

The Date —Short Film

Directed by Selina Cartmell/Producer Clare Gormley/ Parallel Films Winner Best Short Film Galway Film Festival “ Best Film Galway “ 

Smalltown — 3 Part Tv Drama 

Directed by Gerard Barrett/ Producer Catherine Dunne/Blank Page Productions

Sacrifice — Feature 

Directed by Peter Dowling /Producer Tristan Lynch/Subotica Films

Holidays —Feature / Segment 

Directed by Gary Shore / Prod : Gary Shore/XYZ Productions

In View —Feature 

Directed by Ciaran Creagh / Prod : Simon Doyle Failsafe films
“Tallinn Black Nights film Festival - nominated - Warsaw Film Festival / Ifta nominated “

Ripper Street —TV Series ( Crossover / 2nd Unit / a cam op) 
 Directed by Various / Prod : Stephen Smallwood/Element Films

Foxglove— Short 

Directed by Brian Deane / Producer Cronan Creagh/Film Base

Charlie —1 Ep Tv Drama 

Directed by Charlie McCarthy/Producer Catherine Magee/Touch paper/Element Pictures

Standby —Feature 

Directed by Rob & Ronan Burke / Producer John Wallace/Black Sheep Productions

What Richard Did —Feature 

Directed by Lenny Abrahamsson/Producer Ed Guiney/Element Pictures
IFTA Nominated for best Film and Best Cinematography - Evening Standard Film Award - Dublin Film Critics Best Film -Toronto Film Festival - Tribeca Film Festival -

King of the travellers —Feature 

Directed by Mark O Connor/ Producer Cormac Fox /Vico Films

Lockout —Feature ( 2nd Unit Photography and A cam main unit op ) 
 Directed by Saint and Mather/Producer Luc Besson/Europa Corp

Single Handed —Tv Series ( 2nd Unit and A cam Main unit op) 
 Directed by Various Producer : Clare Allen/Touch paper

The Importance of Being Tv Series 

Directed by Rob & Ro Burke Prod Martina Niland/Samson Films

Between the Canals —Feature Film

Directed by Mark O Connor/ Producer Deirdre Barry/Screen Ireland

Windows —Short 

Directed by Ken Walsh /Producer John Wallace /Black sheep Productions

Outcast —Feature Film ( 2nd Unit & cam op) 

Directed by Colm McCarthy Producer John McDonnell/Bankside Films

Eamon Feature 
Directed by Margaret Corkery /Producer Seamus Byrne Zanita / Screen Ireland
Winner Camera award Karlovy Film Festival - IFTA Nominated - Annonay Film Festival Jury Prize

Kisses Feature 
Directed by Lance Daly / Producer Macdara Kellegher/Fastnet Films
Best Feature Film Galway Film Festival - Toronto Film Festival - IFTA Nominated - Locano Film Festival - Independent Spirit Awards - Karlovy Film Festival

Shoe Short Film,

Directed by Nick Kelly /Producer Seamus Byrne/Zanita Films Oscar short listed 2011

Dead Load Short 

Directed by Greg Corcoran/Producer Dave Leahy/ Film Base

Various Commercials and Music promos