Hailed by the Irish Times as a "chronicler of the ordinary" Dublin born Director Tanya Doyle established her credentials as an award winning documentary filmmaker in 2004 when she won the Prince Philip Medal of Excellence for her first film ‘Moore Street’, a documentary short exploring how a living monument to traditional Dublin facilitated the amalgamation of cultures in the ‘new Ireland’. Tanya has pursued her insightful interest in social documentary filmmaking ever since.
Tanya‘s first feature documentary "The House", her directorial debut for television, is a gripping, autobiographical account of her family’s experience growing up in West Dublin and examines the ideas of home, change, progression and shared experiences through a family dealing with loss and alcoholism.
Following the success of The House Tanya directed the documentary series Bia Dúchais, a six part series on the history or Irish food. The series has been heralded as “insightful, original and innovative”. Tanya’s recent multi-award winning creative documentary Waterlilies, a meditation on identity and wisdom, premiered at the Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival, 2014 and had it’s US Premiere at AFI Docs, Washington, 2015.
Tanya holds a BA in Accounting & Human Resource Management, an MA in Film & Television from DCU and an MA in Screen Documentary from Goldsmiths, University of London. She honed her skills and visual style in the Production and Camera departments of many prestigious productions including ‘Learning Gravity’, ‘Bachelors Walk’ and the multi-award winning ‘Once’.
In conjunction with her filmmaking Tanya shares her knowledge and experience through her position as Head of the Film & Television Department of Griffith College Dublin’s Faculty of Journalism & Media Communications.
Tanya continues to build on the growing acclaim for her work through Marmalade Films and is currently in development with her latest documentary project.