Anna Rodgers

Film Director


  • How to Tell a Secret
    2022 — Documentary — 100 mins
  • Dispatches
    2020 — TV Series Documentary 1 × — 26 mins
  • When Women Won
    2020 — Documentary — 50 mins
  • Strong at the Broken Places
    2019 — Short Film
  • Baby Hater
    2018 — TV Documentary — 45 mins
  • My Broken Brain
    2018 — TV Documentary
  • Keeping Ireland Alive
    2016 — TV Series Documentary
  • Girls on Film: The First Date
    2014 — Feature Film Segment — 91 mins
  • Somebody to Love
    2014 — Documentary — 52 mins
  • Novena
    2013 — Documentary Short — 18 mins
  • John Lonergan's School Principles
    2012 — TV Film — 45 mins
  • 350 South
    2012 — TV Series Documentary
  • Stand Up
    2011 — Short Film — 4 mins
  • Hold On Tight
    2011 — Documentary Short — 12 mins
  • If These Walls Could Talk
    2009 — Documentary Short — 12 mins
  • Today Is Better Than Two Tomorrows
    2009 — Documentary
  • Swing Talking
    2008 — Short Film — 6 mins
  • The J-Wanderer
    2000 — TV Mini-Series
  • 2015 — Winner
    KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival — Best Documentary Short. Novena
  • 2013 — Winner
    Kerry Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Novena
  • 2014 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director for Television. Somebody to Love
  • 2019 — Nominee
    Fastnet Short Film Festival — Best Documentary. Strong at the Broken Places
  • 2014 — Nominee
    Iris Prize Festival — Iris Prize. Novena

Anna Rodgers is a director and producer with Crossing the Line Films. She is producer on Alan Gilsenan’s feature documentary The Yellow Bittern – the Life and Times of Liam Clancy (IFB/RTÉ) which has been released theatrically in Ireland by Element Pictures.

In 2008 she produced the concert film in New York Liam Clancy and Friends: Live at The Bitter End. Currently, Anna is producing the Series Growing Up Gay for RTÉ which follows the lives of LGBT young people over a year, and Treasure of the Dark Ages, a documentary on the Faddenmore Psalter, an 8th century manuscript discovered in a bog. Anna has also directed a number programmes and shorts for television, including the Series Dorn Lan Duil (co-director) for TG4, Swing Talking for Dance on the Box, and most recently If These Walls Could Talk for the Irish Film Board’s Reality Bites scheme.

Today is Better than Two Tomorrows is filmed and directed by Anna Rodgers, and is her debut feature documentary. It has been selected for numerous festivals including Jameson Dublin Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Galway Film Fleadh, Thin Line Film Festival and Canberra Vancouver International Film Festival. It has also been screened as part of Ireland on Sunday in the Irish Film Institute.

Anna started her career as a researcher, and worked for Alan Gilsenan on some groundbreaking Irish television Series such as The Hospice and The Asylum.

Anna taught creative documentary in DKIT (2007/2008), and gives regular classes in DIT’s School of Media. She has a BSc (Honours) from DIT Aungier Street (Film and Broadcasting, 1996-2000).