International Audio Arts Festival

April 4th-7th 2019

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland



Eleanor is a senior producer at Falling Tree Productions. She is the series producer on BBC Radio 4’s Short Cuts, nominated for Best Speech Programme at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards where the show was praised for ‘demonstrating the power of spoken word radio’.

Her documentary work has been broadcast across the BBC networks as well as in international strands including 360 Documentaries (ABC), Radiotonic (ABC) and UnFictional (KCRW). In 2008, she received the silver award for Best Scripted Programming at the National Student Radio Awards and in 2011 she received a Silver Sony Award for Best News Special as the co-producer on The Reunion: Hurricane Katrina. She has helped to pioneer animated radio in the UK with her work on Short Cuts forming the basis of the talk ‘Making Radio Visible’ at 2014’s International Features Conference.






Eleanor McDowall