Writer-Director Eoin Cleland may be best known for his multi-award winning BBC TV movie (Ups and Downs); a coming of age road trip centred on a young man with Downs Syndrome. In 2020 he was nominated as Best New Director at the Edinburgh TV Festival. He has written for RTÉ's longstanding soap Fair City, and BBCNI's college drama series 6 Degrees. He has directed for BBC3's The Break. He has also written contributions to TV comedies, Newsjack, Watson's Wind Up and Soft Border Control. One sketch he wrote, 'Moving the Border', went viral and wracked up more than 50 million views online. This is all alongside numerous short films and web series that he's written and directed. These include the multi award winning 'Incoming Call', (Best Film at Belfast Film Festival), Kill Me Now (RTÉ) and two RTÉ Storyland web series he created.

Northern Ireland


Nominated Best Directing Debut – Edinburgh TV Festival.

Nominated for the Victor Adebodun Debut Director Award 2020 for directing BBC's Ups and Downs

Writer and Director – ‘Ups and Downs’

BBCNI original hour-long drama – (Big Fish Films)

Winner – Best TV Movie at New York TV Festival

& won writing or directing awards at 5 other international Film/TV Festivals.


Viral Sketch Writer – BBC Online

My “Moving the Border” sketch for Soft Border Patrol got 29 million hits on Facebook, 34 million on Reddit and is BBCNI’s most shared video ever.


Sketch Writer – 3 episodes of ‘Soft Border Patrol’ Series 2

BBCNI Comedy – Sketches in Series 2 Episode 2, 3 and 5.


Writer and Director – ‘Incoming Call’

NI Screen Short – Winner at Belfast Film Festival and 6 others.

Storyliner and Episode Writer – ‘Fair City’

RTÉ Drama –Episode May 2015.


Co-Writer – Series 2 Episode 4– ‘6 Degrees’

BBC Northern Ireland Drama ‘6 Degrees’ Series 2 (Stirling Television)


Co-Writer, Director and Producer – ‘Trouble Times Three’

RTÉ Storyland web series finalist, ‘Trouble Times Three’ (4 x 6 min)


Co-Writer – Series 1 Episode 3 - ‘6 Degrees’

BBC Northern Ireland Drama ‘6 Degrees’ Series 1 (Stirling Television)


Director, Co-Writer and Producer – ‘Free House’

RTÉ Storyland web series, ‘Free House’ (2 x 6 min episodes)



Animation, Childrens writing, Comedy, Film, Online writing, Scripted reality, Television