‘Paper Owl is proof that doing good can be commercially successful’

Grainne McGuinness, head of the Belfast-based production company, on cross-border working and developing the right product mix

13th May, 2018
Grainne McGuinness: ‘We wanted to make the projects tell the stories m that we wanted to tell’

An Irish-based family business that started at the dining room table has gone on to create the world’s first TV programme to feature an all-autistic core cast. Paper Owl Films was founded by creative director Grainne McGuinness, her nephew Gavin Halpin is managing director and her husband Stephen Petticrew is head of post-production.

“We set up at the dining room table six years ago,” McGuinness said. “I had turned 38 and I just...

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