Siobhan was the Production Manager of the Vancouver International Film Festival Forum for almost two decades. She has a slate of film, television, and web properties in development.
In 2014 she was chosen as a Bell Media National Fellow and won the Women In Film Toronto Banff Scholarship.
In 2015 McCarthy was invited to join the CMPA Berlinale EFM Delegation, where she pitched her slate of films to industry stakeholders.
In 2015 McCarthy attended Cannes March du Film's Producer's Network to pitch red trike media inc’s slate and to represent, The Twisted Slipper in the Cannes Court de Metrage.
After spending the past decade and a half producing films and series, McCarthy was thrilled for her debut as a Director at the 2018 Cannes Court de Metrage with her short film, Red Eye that was made with an all female cast and crew. She is honoured that this film garnered two Leo Award Nominations and will have its Canadian Premiere this Christmas via the NSI Online Film Festival.
McCarthy moonlights as an educator, actor, writer and director for hire, as well as creating digital strategies and acting as a social media community manager for various broadcast properties.
McCarthy is excited to direct her first feature film, Evelyn (previously called, Glendale) in the Yukon. Evelyn was incubated in the Whistler International Film Festival’s Feature Project lab and is in development with SuperChannel, The Yukon Film and Sound Commission, Creative BC and Northwest Tel with Raven Banner slated to distribute.
McCarthy has been profiled and published in the Canadian Theatre Review where she was credited as being one of “Canada’s foremost cross-over artists”. The University of York has documented her and archived her body of work as she has been identified as a “trailblazer” in Performance Creation across Canada.
McCarthy also loves to perform. McCarthy is a proud UBCP/ ACTRA member and a master clown, BLYSS. Cirque du Soleil scouted her in 2005 when she headlined the Toronto Festival of Clowns. She remains in their talent bank.