Orla HigginsDocumentary Maker
Orla Higgins is an award-winning documentary maker and independent audio producer from Galway.
Her work with the RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One strand includes Reprisals in 2019 which was a finalist at the 2020 New York Radio Awards and White Noise broadcast in 2018 which won silver at the 2019 New York Radio Awards; the Irish Times described the documentary as 'a compelling and wonderful piece of radio'. In 2020 she produced Savage Beauty, a radio documentary for the BBC World Service documentary series In the Studio.
In addition, Orla produces podcast series including in 2020 Other: Stories from the Tuam Mother and Baby Home, narrated by the actor Cillian Murphy. Most recently she produced The Law is a White Dog series for TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2020 as well as the TULCA radio play Weather Gods broadcast on Connemara FM in 2021. Orla lectures with the Huston School of Film & Digital Media as well as the Business School at NUI Galway.