David McLoughlin

David McLoughlin’s producing career spans over twenty five years. He cut his producing teeth with the film version of the Colum McCann short story ‘Fishing the Sloe Black River’, which he produced in 1995. Following which he gained extensive production experience working with a number of leading Irish production companies on major feature features such as Jim Sheridan’s The Boxer as Trainee Producer, and the Noel Pearson produced Dancing at Lughnasa directed by Pat O’Connor with Meryl Streep in the lead role. This culminating in him being appointed Head of Production with Irish Screen, which at the time was the principal Irish producer of BBC commissioned movies and television dramas. In his producing role with Irish Screen, he co-produced for BBC Films Vicious Circle, starring Ken Stott, and The Americanstarring Matthew Modineas well as the BBC drama serial Aristocrats, directed by David CaffreyHe was the Producer for Irish Screen of its feature film When the Sky Falls for Sky Pictures, with Joan Allen in the lead role, as well as the feature version of the Spike Milligan book Puckoon, which featured Richard Attenborough and Elliot Gould amongst the ensemble cast.

He laterally produced a number of feature and television projects through his own production company, Distinguished Features including Dead Bodies, with Andrew Scott winning the best actor IFTA for his lead performance, and the Alan Gilsenan directed Zulu 9, having previously produced Alan’s earlier feature film All Souls’ Day. David was selected by the Irish Film Board as the Irish producer for the European Film Promotion ‘Producer on the Move’ initiative at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.

David continued his producing roles, diverted for a time from film to opera production as Chief Executive of Wexford Festival Opera.

David returned to the world of film and television production to join the producing team in Metropolitan Films International. Recent productions on which David has been engaged as Executive Producer for Metropolitan include all three seasons of ‘Harry Wild’, starring Jane Seymour, the drama series for Dynamic Television, AMC, ZDF, & RTÉ; ‘Silver’, a feature film for Amazon Studios and Germany’s Constantin Film; which is currently in post production, and season two of ‘KIN’, the highly successful crime drama for BRON Studios, Headline Pictures, AMC, Viaplay, Screen Ireland and RTÉ, which recently completed its Irish premiere screening on RTÉ. Previous productions on which David has been engaged in a producing role include; the six-part futuristic drama ‘Moonhaven’ for AMC Studios, and ‘Redemption’, a six-part drama for ITV, Virgin Media Television, Screen Ireland, and the BAI Sound & Vision Fund, which won the best drama award at the Royal Television Society Ireland Awards 2023.

David is currently co-producing the US feature film ‘Anniversary’ for Fifth Season and Lionsgate, starring Diane Lane and Kyle Chandler, which recently completed its Irish shoot.

David is a former Chief Executive of Screen Producers Ireland and is currently Vice-Chair of its Film and Television Drama Committee. He was recently appointed to the Steering Group of the National Talent Academy (East) for Film & TV.

In 2002 he co-founded, and was the chair for the first five years, of the Dublin International Film Festival.