Brian O Leary

Based between Dublin, Bristol and Amsterdam

A highly motivated Assistant Producer and Self Shooter with several years experience working on high quality factual programming with Crossing the Line Productions and Off The Fence. Most notably, on the multi-award winning, Emmy nominated Wild Ireland -The Edge of The World , and The Game - The Story of Hurling.

My time at these companies allowed me to develop extensive experience of 4K shooting in both observational and stylised approaches, on a wide variety of cameras including the Arri Amira, RED Dragon, Sony FS7, Sony F55, Canon C700, Phantom 4K Flex, and the Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 Drones. On occasion, I have worked in post-production. Thus, I have a thorough understanding of the full workflow cycle from shooting, data wrangling, transcoding, editing, archiving, to the eventual conform and grade.

Outside of Television, I am a keen fitness enthusiast. My Science degree has provided me with strong analytical and problem solving skills, which enable me to excel in the tasks I am given. I have an EU driving license, and am a UK qualified drone operator.


The Great Hunger                           RTÉ                            2019/2020

Europe's New Wild                         Nat Geo Wild, PBS            2018   

The Game - The Story of Hurling  RTÉ                                      2018

A Wild Irish Year                              RTÉ                                     2018

Wild Ireland                                     BBC Two, PBS, ORF, TG4  2017

The Farthest                                    PBS, Theatrical Release     2017   

What Makes My Day                      RTÉ  Junior                          2017

Wild Cities                                      RTÉ                                       2016

Recent Work


Emre Izat | Head of Non Fiction - Netflix

'Brian is an absolute gem of a find - he has a phenomenal work ethic, a natural eye, and an insatiable appetite for improvement. He also has the best attitude in the field, suffers through biting insects and scalding sun with a broad smile and a song on his lips. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.'