Speaker Profile MIPJunior

Bronagh O'Hanlon

Job TitleSeries Director/Creator

Company NameBrown Bag Films


Bronagh O’Hanlon is a creator, designer and series director based at Brown Bag Films in Dublin.

Bronagh graduated in 2001 with a diploma in animation and a degree in interactive multi-media. She has also received awards in 3d Animation from UCLA and Screen Training Ireland.

Bronagh began working in Brown Bag Films in 2002 as a painter, and then graduated to roles including Commercials Director and Art Director. She has directed many commercials for clients such as Coca Cola, Sky News and Vodafone. In 2007, Bronagh created, wrote and directed the popular animated series Teenology for RTE.
In 2009 Bronagh designed the lead characters for Disney Jr’s Peabody Award-winning Doc McStuffins. Her subsequent roles include Art Director on the animated series Doc McStuffins and Henry Hugglemonster (Disney Jr). Bronagh then held the role of Episodic Director on seasons 3 and 4 of Doc McStuffins. In 2017 she directed the special extended episode Into The Hundred Acre Wood!, in which the characters from McStuffinsville meet with the beloved characters from Winnie The Pooh.

Bronagh has just wrapped directing her own original series, Sadie Sparks, which she created and developed. The animated comedy series melds 2d and CG animation, and recently premiered on Disney Channel. Bronagh is currently directing a brand new music-based animated series to be announced later this year.


About the company:

Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. With studio locations in Dublin, Toronto and Manchester, Brown Bag Films creates cutting-edge animation for the international market. Founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1994 by Managing Director Cathal Gaffney and Creative Director Darragh O’Connell, and acquired by 9 Story Media Group in 2015, we remain 100% creatively-driven with a focus on producing the highest quality, cross-platform animation with strong stories and engaging characters 

Conference Sessions


    12-10-2019, 10:10 - 10:50, JW Marriott, Grand Theatre

    Presenting the WORLD SCREEN KIDS TRENDSETTER AWARDS   This panel celebrates the gifted individuals driving modern excellence in children’s television. Participa...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Sat, Oct 12
      2. Event Type MIPCOM / MIPJunior