WFT member Lisa Mulcahy & sponsors Windmill Lane, at the Heart of the New Season of The Tourist

WFT is delighted to share the wonderful achievements of WFT member, Lisa Mulcahy, for her work on the second season of The Tourist—now airing on BBC One every Sunday. Lisa helmed Episodes 2 and 4 of this season, showcasing her talent behind the camera. 

We would love to extend a special shoutout to our sponsors, Windmill Lane Studios, who played a key role in the post-production process, working on VFX across all six episodes.

Here’s a glimpse of the Windmill Lane team responsible for bringing The Tourist’ to life:

  • VFX Executive Producer: Deborah Doherty
  • VFX Producer: Meera Sankar
  • Production Manager: Lauren Fee
  • Production Co-ordinator: Naomi Balfe
  • VFX Supervisors: John Kennedy Liam Neville and Stephen Pepper
  • 2D Compositors: Brendan Blondeau Edel Bane Holly Greene Claire Whitehead and Isis Eridane Cortes Sauza
  • 3D Team: Ronan Coyle Fiona Russell Dave O’Brien and Jithin Joseph



The Tourist is a drama thriller television series that follows amnesia-ridden car crash survivor Elliot (played by Jamie Dornan) from Northern Ireland, who attempts to retrace his life before unravelling a larger mystery.

The series premiered on 1 January 2022 on BBC One in the UK, the next day on Stan in Australia, and 3 March on HBO Max in the US. It is distributed internationally by All3Media.

In March 2022, the series was officially renewed for a second series, and filming started in April 2023. The second series is set in Ireland.



Lisa Mulcahy is an award winning writer and director. Having directed numerous TV dramas and documentaries including On Home Ground, Raging Bulls, The Clinic and Dan Dan, Dad & Me, her first feature film, Situations Vacant, was released in 2009 to acclaim.

In 2010 she directed Gift of the Magi, a film for The Hallmark Channel, and she then directed the short, Coming Home in 2011.

In 2015, Mulcahy won an IFTA Gala Television Award for her direction of the hit TV3 drama Red Rock, which also won Best Soap and The People’s Choice Award on the same night.

Also in 2015, Mulcahy wrote and directed the epic fantasy film The Legend of Longwood which follows a 12-year-old New York girl (Lucy Morton) who moves to a quaint village in Ireland, but soon discovers an ancient mysterious about the Black Knight that haunts the town

Mulcahy directed BBC mini-series Ridley Road, for which she received an IFTA nomination for Best Director – Drama in 2022.