Eilish Kent

Eilish Kent is the Associate Lecturer in Writing TV Drama at The National Film School at IADT.

Eilish works freelance as a producer, story consultant and trainer.

Eilish has over 25 years professional experience at a senior level in television and film in Ireland in drama and factual content. She produced the feature documentary UNDER THE CLOCK and the animated short film ABE’S STORY. She consults to the Arts Council on cultural and experimental film. In addition, Eilish works freelance as a producer, story consultant and trainer.

For many years Eilish worked in the BBC and RTÉ developing and commissioning TV drama across all genre and formats. For RTÉ she devised StoryLand to commission online content. She commissioned over 100 short films, several Oscar nominated and pre-bought Irish feature films including Oscar winner ONCE. Over her career Eilish has brought dozens of new screen writers to the big and small screen. Eilish has worked on projects of all budget sizes, including several international co-productions. She is a graduate of North by Northwest, EAVE and the Film business School.

Eilish developed numerous series and serials for broadcasters including the IFTA winning PATHS TO FREEDOM, EMMY winning NO TEARS and IFTA winning LOVE IS THE DRUG. She script edited the feature films SPIN THE BOTTLE and HARDYBUCKS THE MOVIE.