Bio

TJ O’Grady-Peyton first gained industry recognition in 2013 when he was shortlisted at the Young Director Award in Cannes for his Adidas “Super” film after graduating from the London Film School’s filmmaking MA program. Since then, he has directed an array of work all over the world for clients such as Asics, GoreTex, Volkswagen, Gatorade, Diesel, Peloton and BMW.

He has been recognised by the Webby Awards, the Clio’s, as well as the Art Director’s Club Award in Germany and the AICP. TJ was awarded the Discovery Award in his home town of Dublin by the Dublin Film Festival. His short film “Wave” which TJ starred in and co-directed was picked up by The New Yorker after winning an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Short as well as top prizes at Flickerfest, Toronto Shorts, Galway, Leeds, Cork, Kerry and Aesthetica. Wave has played 75 festivals including BFI, Melbourne, Aspen and Clermont Ferrand after having its world premiere at Tribeca 2017.

In 2018 TJ was invited to take part in a filmmaking masterclass with Werner Herzog in the Amazon, Peru. He was also a participant in Les Nuits en Or 2019 hosted by the French Academy of Film, The Cesars, along with 30 other filmmakers from across the globe that won their nations top prize for Best Short Film. In 2020 he became a member of the Director’s Guild of America. This year his latest short film “Silence” will have its world premiere at Tribeca 2021.

Awards

Young Director Awards, Cannes
Best Spec Shortlist 2013

Kinsale Shark Awards 
Best New Director Shortlist 2014

Young Director Awards, Cannes
Best Online Content Shortlist 2015

Webby Awards
People’s Voice Award Winner Gatorade
2016

AICP
Best Editing Shortlist
Asics 2017

Clio Awards
Judge 2017

Galway Film Fleadh
Best Short Winner Wave 2017

Cork Film Festival
Best Short Winner Wave 2017

Aesthetica
Best of the Fest Winner Wave 2017

Art Directors Club
Bronze Winner  Volkswagen 2018

Webby Awards
People’s Voice Award Winner
Volkswagen 2018

Irish Film Television Award
Winner Best Short Wave 2018

 

Discovery Award
Dublin International Film Festival Winner 2018

Clio Awards
Best Experiential Winner Good Year 2019

Kinsale Shark Awards
Best Cinematography Winner Why Wait 2019

Kinsale Shark Awards
Best Direction Shortlist Why Wait 2019

Kinsale Shark Awards
Best Music Video Shortlist Why Wait 2019

Realscreen  Best Non-Fiction Series, Overall Excellence 2019