We Were the Lucky Ones

(2024) 3 x 1 hr.
Inspired by a Polish-Jewish family’s true story of dauntless hope and resilience during the second World War. Adapted by Erica Lipez from the New York Times bestselling novel by Georgia Hunter. Produced by Jennifer Todd for Hulu / Disney.

The Power

(2023) 2 x 1hr.
Adapted from Naomi Alderman’s New York Times bestseller, this grounded sci-fi drama takes place across the globe. The story explores inexorable shifts in power when teenage girls from Lagos to London acquire the ability to electrically shock with their fingertips. Written by Raelle Tucker, Claire Wilson and Sarah Quintrell. Produced by Jane Featherstone for Sister Pictures / Amazon.

Hit And Run 

(2021) 3 x 1 hr.
A happily married man’s life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv. Written by Lior Raz, Avi Issacharoff, Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin. Produced by  Netflix.

Sea Fever

(2019)  90 minutes.
Psychological thriller with a sci-fi element. Aspie marine biologist Siobhán bunks in with a tight-knit, hardscrabble trawler crew for a week’s research. But out in the deep Atlantic, they encounter an unfathomable animal that leads to an uncanny fever on board. Siobhán struggles to overcome emotional, practical and ethical challenges in trying to navigate the trawler safely back to shore.  Written by Neasa Hardiman. Produced by Bright Pictures Sweden, Makar Pictures Scotland, Frakas Films Belgium and Fantastic Films Ireland. Sea Fever opened the Discovery strand at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019, and is distributed across the world.

Jessica Jones

(2018) 1 hr.
Finale of the noir thriller where powered private investigator Jessica struggles to overcome an increasingly dark vigilante threat, while battling her own post-traumatic distress. Written by Melissa Rosenberg. Produced by Marvel and Netflix.

Jessica Jones

(2017) 1 hr.
Jessica struggles to solve the dark riddle of her past, confronting her inherited damage while battling her demons. Written by Melissa Rosenberg, Raelle Tucker and Hilly Hicks. Produced by Marvel and Netflix.

Z: The Beginning of Everything

(2017) 2 x episodes.
Biographical drama tracing the life of Zelda Sayre, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920s socialite, writer and artist whose frustration descended into madness. Written by Nicole Yorkin & Dawn Prestwich, produced by Killer Films for Amazon.

Happy Valley

(2016) 2 x 1hr.
Gritty murder drama. Written by Sally Wainwright. Produced by Red Productions for BBC and Netflix.

Scott & Bailey

(2015) 2 x 1hr.
Season finale of the BAFTA-nominated gritty homicide drama. Written by Amelia Bullmore. Produced by Red Productions for ITV.

In The Club

(2014) 2 x 1hr.
Ensemble Drama charting the lives of six pregnant women in crisis. Written by Kay Mellor. Produced by Rollem Productions for BBC Television.

Casualty: Between The Cracks

(2013) 2 x 1hr.
Two-part drama following a suicidal young woman and a runaway teen entangled in prostitution and murder. Written by Sally Abbott and Emma Goodwin. Produced by Nikki Wilson at BBC Television.

Holby City

(2012 – 13) 4 x 1hr episodes.
Ensemble drama charting the struggles of specialists and general surgeons at an NHS hospital. Produced by Oliver Kent at BBC Television.

Tracy Beaker Returns

(2009 – 11) 3 x drama series.
BAFTA-winning children’s ensemble drama following the lives and struggles of children in a care home. Written by Ellie Brewer from novels by Jacqueline Wilson. Produced by Gina Cronk at BBC Television.

School Run

(2008) 75min film.
Ensemble comedy set in a precariously financed Dublin school trying to save the Irish language. Written by Anna McPartlin, produced by Grand Pictures for TV3.

This is Going to Take More Than One Night

Award-winning art film exploring the eternal struggle to communicate. Produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman. Arts Council of Ireland. Official Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Beyond Redemption

(2007) 45min documentary film.
Portrait of radical activist Peter McVerry, who has worked with drug-addicted, troubled teenagers for thirty years. Written, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman for RTÉ Television.


(2007) 6 x 30min documentary series.
A social and political history of domestic life in Ireland from 1960 to the present. Written, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman for RTÉ Television.

The Naked Extremist / An Gaeilgeoir Nocht

(2006) 58min film.
Award-winning black comedy about a cultural extremist in mid-life crisis. Written by Marina Ní Dhubháin, produced by Language & Telegael for TG4 Television.

Totally Frank

(2005) 7 x 30min drama series.
Four young women form a band, move into a squat in the East End of London and struggle to become rock stars. Written by Heather Tyrell. Initial for Channel Four.


(2004) 10min film.
Award-winning film where a young girl has a brief, electrifying affair that changes her life. Written, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman for Language. Released by Columbia Tristar.

Imagining Ulysses

(2004) (with Dearbhla Walsh) 90min creative documentary.
Divided into chapters matching the structure of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the documentary takes a theme from each chapter of the book as a starting point for a short audio-visual essay. Written & directed by Neasa Hardiman, produced by David Blake Knox. Blueprint Films for RTÉ Television.

Ireland’s Teenage Criminals

(2003) 1 x 58min investigative documentary.
An intimate exploration of the lives of homeless, often drug-addicted young law-breakers who roam the streets of Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Nominee, Best Documentary, Irish Film and Television Awards 2004. Produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman at RTÉ Television.


(2002) 10min film.
Award-winning fairytale story of a woman forced to choose between a mesmeric object and her family. Written, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman at Language. Released by Columbia Tristar Pictures.


(2002) 10min film.
A stay-at-home father descends into madness when he becomes obsessed with a hair on his wife’s chin. Written by Emma Donoghue, produced & directed by Neasa Hardiman at Language. Irish Film Board Short Cuts 2001

Professional Awards / Bursaries

BAFTA Best Drama Serial


Best Director, Irish Film & Television Awards


Creative Europe Development Award (Sea Fever)


Creative Europe Development Award (Breakfast at the New Yorker)


Best Feature Screenplay Prize, London Film Awards


BAFTA Nominee, Best Children’s Drama


BAFTA Best Children’s Drama


Nominee, Best Drama, Irish Film & Television Awards


Nominee, Best Drama, Irish TV Now Awards


Arts Council of Ireland Projects Award


Nominee, Best Drama, Irish Film & Television Awards


Best Short Film, Newport Beach Film Festival


Princess Award for Best Documentary, Celtic Film Festival


Gold Hugo for Best Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival


Nominee, Best Investigative Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards


Nominee, Best Creative Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards


Arts Council of Ireland Projects Award


Commendation, Fantastic Film Festival


IDI Award for Stage, Film and Television


Educational Awards / Scholarships

Doctorate in Film Studies

Research and thesis: “Same Frame, New Picture: Changing Gender, Ethnic and Cultural Representation in Hollywood Genre Film” School of Creative Arts, Trinity College Dublin.

Master’s Degree in Aesthetics and Politics

Research and thesis: “Out of Bounds: Psychoanalytic Constructions of Femininity in Contemporary Visual Culture” Department of Visual Culture. National College of Art and Design Ireland

Meisterdiplom, Fachbereich Visueller Kommunikation

Unversität der Künste Berlin (Scholarship). “Absence is my Portrait”: A large-scale film and slide projection installation at Universität der Künste Berlin and at Kunsthaus Tacheles, Oranienburgerstrasse, Berlin

Double First (First Class Honours and First Place) Bachelor of Design

National College of Art and Design Ireland. Graphic periodical in which image and text combine to construct meaning.

Neasa speaks fluent German and Irish, good French and is a native English speaker.

She is a member of the DGA, the WGA, BAFTA and the European Film Academy. She sits on the boards of the Irish Film Institute, the Dublin International Film Festival, Screen Skills Ireland and the Irish Film and Television Academy.