Team Tailored

Ruth Treacy - Co-founder & Producer/Director

Ruth is a Co-Founder and a Producer and Director at Tailored. She is also Head of Development for the company’s slate of Film and TV projects. Ruth has been a lead producer on six international feature films, ten TV series, and hundreds of digital projects since the company’s inception. She has worked as co-producer on the international drama series ‘Der Irland Krimi’. Ruth has also directed nine TV series on the Tailored slate, including Irish-Canadian-Belgian YA series ‘Louise Lives Large.

Ruth is a member of the European Film Academy. She currently acts as a mentor on the Screen Ireland / Screen Skills Mentoring Programme for emerging producers and directors (since 2020).

Ruth was selected to be the Irish ‘Producer on the Move’ by EFP and Screen Ireland in 2021. She holds an Honours Degree in Film Production from the National Film School, IADT, a Post Graduate Diploma in New Business Development (TU Dublin), and is a graduate of the EAVE European Producers Network and the Screen Leaders Programme (2019).

Julianne forde - Co-founder and Managing Director

Julianne is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Tailored. In addition to fulfilling the role of Head of Production and Technical Operations at Tailored, Julianne also works as both a producer and cinematographer. Julianne has been a lead producer on four international feature films, ten TV series, two TV movies and thousands of digital projects since the company was established. She has also worked as producer on the international drama series ‘Der Irland Krimi’, which she has led over two seasons, and international co-production YA series ‘Louise Lives Large’

Julianne is very experienced in financing as well as planning, coordinating and executing all the technical components of Tailored’s productions. She has also worked as a cinematographer on all of Tailored’s TV work, and was part of the team that won the Irish Film and TV Academy award for VFX.

Julianne holds an Honours Degree in Film Production from the National Film School, IADT Dún Laoghaire. She has completed the Enterprise Ireland IADT post-graduate Create programme, the Screen Skills Ireland VFX Script to Screen course as well as the Creative Europe Screen Leaders Programme.

Mairtín de barra - Producer ​

Mairtín joined Tailored at the end of 2022 and has over 20 years’ experience in the TV,  film and branded content industries.  He has made programmes for RTÉ, Setanta Ireland, and the BBC. 

He has shot, edited and produced over 150 brand and corporate films. 

Work he has directed is Emmy and Kidscreen nominated.  He has made programmes for RTÉ, Setanta Ireland, and the BBC, making documentaries, short films for the One Show, and arts & entertainment series. 

He has a long and varied history in the film and TV industry, from movies like ‘the General,’ to series like ‘Love/Hate’.

He holds an Honours Degree in Communications from Trinity College, Dublin, he is an EAVE graduate, and has completed the Creative Europe Screen Leaders Programme.

Cal McGhee - Development Manager​

Cal manages the development slate at Tailored. Cal has worked with Tailored since 2019 and has helped its Film and TV slate and talent network. He works closely with Head of Development Ruth Treacy and is involved in sourcing and evaluating new material for the company, as well as the administrative side of managing the slate.

Cal’s expertise also extends to successfully navigating funding systems, and he was an integral part of Tailored’s successful acquisition of Creative Europe Slate Funding. He has played a vital role in securing development and production funding across a broad spectrum of bodies including Screen Ireland, BAI and various tender applications.

His background in teaching screenwriting as part of the Creative Engagement Programme, as well as his own screenwriting work, is valuable experience for the Company also. He also works as a scriptwriter on many of Tailored’s digital projects.

Cal holds an MA in Film & Television from Dublin City University as well as BA in Journalism from Dublin City University.

Gary Ryan - business affairs

Gary joined Tailored in 2022 and looks after Business Affairs. He has over 20 years’ experience in the media sector, with more than 12 years spent in London, and also time in Asia. He has previously worked as an accountant and commercial manager, among other roles.

Having worked in advertising, music, television, brand marketing and property management, Gary has extensive contract experience across the film and TV sector. At Tailored, Gary manages the 481 tax credit process and the legal/financial management for film and TV productions and projects in development across Tailored’s slate.

Gary has a passion for TV and film, having previously worked in documentary film development and production in South East Asia, and has produced/directed many short films and music videos.

He holds a degree in Accountancy and Finance, and also obtained a Higher National Diploma in TV & Film Production.

Diarmuid O’Brien - Video editor

Diarmuid is a recent addition to the Tailored films team. Diarmuid developed his editing skills making youtube shorts with Irish comedians.

He previously edited and designed motion graphics for Traction Marketing, the video production company owned by The Farmer’s Journal. Clients included Bord Bia, Dunnes Stores and the ESB. He has directed dozens of video sketches for the popular Waterford Whispers News website and produced the video content for their live show.

As well as being an editor, Diarmuid is an experienced scriptwriter, mostly in comedy (Irish Pictorial Weekly, The Deirdre O’Kane Show) and children’s animation (Disney’s Space Chicken’s in Space). He wrote and directed sketches for 2016 series of RTE’s Republic of Telly, and is the head writer of RTÉ’s new flagship comedy panel show Clear History, now in its second series. He regularly writes jokes for some of Ireland’s leading comedians.

Diarmuid holds an MA in Writing from NUI Galway and a BA in English from University College Cork.