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Daire C.

Dublin, Ireland3 reviews

$600 - $800 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    3 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    2 reviews
  • Non-Fiction Film Director



  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • 4K video camera
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer
  • Shoulder rig

About Daire

Daire Collins is an Irish documentary filmmaker. He previously was based in the UK and worked for a number of news organisations as a shooting producer and editor, including; the BBC, Channel 4 News, Huffpost and Al Jazeera. He continues to work on short documentary content for the BBC. In 2019 he produced and directed the short documentary ‘For Emergency Use Only’ for New Yorker Magazine , which premiered at Galway Film Fleadh before an online release. Daire previously studied history and politics at Trinity College, Dublin. In 2019, he won the development award at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and went on to the Mediterranean Film Institute programme that year. He is a 2022 Documentary Campus Masterschool participant. Daire currently is based between Ireland and Portugal. More of my work is available at

Top Projects

  • RCO Meets Europe - Side By Side Pt. 1: Ireland

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    On 27 August 33 young musicians of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland joined the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti at Dublin's National Concert Hall, to play Carl Maria von Weber's Oberon Overture Side by Side in the RCO Meets Europe tour.

    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Produced for Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on Storyhunter

    September 2016

  • The Russian food obsession inspired by the US

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Animator / Visual Effects Artist

    What thick, tangy, creamy white sauce links Stalin, French haute cuisine and American mass industrialisation? It could only be Russia's favourite condiment. Mayonnaise. The origin of mayonnaise is up for debate, however Russia is undeniably the modern home of this condiment, with the average citizen going through 2.5kg of it each year. But how did the official recipe book of the Soviet Union, 'The Book of Tasty and Healthy Food', help mayonnaise take over Russia?

  • The Colonel in West Cork

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    In the 1960s, Swiss spymaster Colonel Albert Bachmann was certain of a coming nuclear war – with Switzerland situated right in the firing line of nuclear fallout. He took it upon himself to find a safe haven for the Swiss government, a bolt hole in the safest part of Europe – West Cork in Ireland. Here, using government funds, he secretly bought and converted an old hotel in 1976, turning it into a refuge for the Swiss government in exile and its stockpile of gold.

  • Why is cod so popular in Portugal?

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Animator / Visual Effects Artist

    Cod isn't found in Portuguese waters but it is still a firm favourite on dining tables across Portugal. How did this happen? From the days of empire to the military dictatorship of the 20th Century, Portugal's leaders have always used cod as a political tool.

  • For Emergency Use Only

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    In “For Emergency Use Only,” the director Daire Collins revisits his early dread of nuclear disaster, and asks how the pandemic is affecting today’s children.

All Services

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Animator / Visual Effects Artist
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Daire's Clients

  • Foodable Network, LLC
  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Great Big Story
  • Al Jazeera Digital Newsroom
  • Earthling Films
  • BBC Reel
  • BBC

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