Gráinne McGuinness

Paper Owl Films

Creative Director

Gráinne McGuinness

Gráinne is an award-winning creator of standout stories for young audiences that encourage them to see the world in different ways.  As Creative Director at Paper Owl Films, Gráinne leads the development of ambitious content for international audiences. 

She is the creator of ‘Happy the Hoglet’, for CITV,  ‘Sol’, for TG4, S4C and BBC Alba, and Ladybird & Bee for RTÉjr, as well as the much-loved ‘Pablo’ for CBeebies and RTÉJr., which is currently in development for a third, aged-up series for CBBC and CBeebies.

In addition to this, Gráinne has an exciting and varied slate of new projects in the preschool, 8 – 12s and early teen space. She holds a BA, Media Studies and an MA, Marketing from Ulster University, a PG Cert in Teaching Adult Learners and PG Cert in Computer Based Learning from Queens. She is kept well informed about the kids’ content space by her two children.