Emer Reynolds

Documentary + Film Director


  • Joyride (in post-production)
    TBD — Feature Film
  • Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away
    2020 — Documentary — 112 mins
  • The Farthest
    2017 — Documentary — 121 mins
  • Here Was Cuba
    2013 — Documentary — 78 mins
  • Three Men Go To War
    2012 — TV Movie Documentary
  • Trouble in Paradise
    2007 — TV Series 2 × — 60 mins
  • The Widow's Son
    2001 — Short Film — 9 mins
  • White
    2001 — Short Film — 10 mins
  • 2017 — Winner
    Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards — George Byrne Maverick Award. The Farthest
  • 2017 — 6th Place, Tied
    Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards — Best Director. The Farthest
  • 2017 — Winner
    Barcelona International Film Festival — Gold Lion Award. The Farthest
  • 2018 — Winner
    Boston Irish Film Festival — Global Vision Documentary. The Farthest
  • 2017 — Winner
    Dublin International Film Festival — George Byrne Maverick Award. The Farthest
  • 2017 — Winner
    Dublin International Film Festival — Best Irish Documentary. The Farthest
  • 2017 — Winner
    Dublin International Film Festival — Audience Award. The Farthest
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Edinburgh International Film Festival — Best Documentary Feature Film . The Farthest
  • 2018 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — George Morrison Feature Documentary Award . The Farthest
  • 2018 — Winner
    National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Communication Awards — Communication Award. The Farthest
  • 2018 — Winner
    News & Documentary Emmy Awards — Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary. The Farthest
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Seattle International Film Festival — Documentary Competition Award . The Farthest
  • 2017 — 8th Place
    Sydney Film Festival — Best Documentary. The Farthest
  • 2018 — Winner
    Waimea Ocean Film Festival — Best Film - Storyline and Production. The Farthest

Director Emer Reynolds is an Emmy nominated multi-award winning documentary director and feature film editor, based in Dublin, Ireland.

THE FARTHEST, her feature documentary on the trail-blazing Voyager spacecraft, described by Screen Daily as “ cathartic and moving .. the right film at the right time”, made its debut at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, where it picked up three awards including the Audience Award and Best Irish Documentary, and has just had its International Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Emer most recently directed HERE WAS CUBA, a feature documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis described by the Hollywood Reporter as “a real-life end-of-the-world-thriller”. The film was commissioned by US Public Broadcaster PBS as their landmark documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of the crisis – the closest humankind has come to nuclear destruction. In the UK, the film premiered at the prestigious Sheffield Film Festival, was broadcast by Channel 4, nominated for a Grierson Award – the UK’s top documentary prize before going on to feature in film festivals worldwide garnering widespread acclaim for its riveting storytelling.

Emer also edited ‘Here Was Cuba’ winning Best Editing at the 2014 Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTAs) for the film. She again won the IFTA for Best Editing in 2015 for another feature documentary, ‘One Million Dubliners’ to add to her three previous Best Editing IFTAs for the feature films ‘Timbuktu’, ‘My Brothers’ and Channel 4’s groundbreaking drama Series ‘Shameless’.

Over the last two decades, Emer’s work has spanned feature films, TV Drama and documentary including editing one of the most successful Irish feature films of all time ‘I Went Down’. Documentaries Emer has worked on include the multi award winning, twice Emmy nominated wildlife feature ‘Broken Tail’ and the three times Emmy nominated ‘On a River in Ireland made for the BBC & PBS and notable as the most awarded wildlife film in the world of the past two years. Emer has also written and directed four short dramas and directed a 6 part drama Series ‘Trouble in Paradise’ for RTE.

Emer studied Physics & Maths at Trinity College Dublin and has a lifelong passion for space exploration.

In the 4.5 billion years of Planet Earth, modern humans have been around for barely 200,000 years, have developed technology in the last few hundred and have just now reached interstellar space. The story of Voyager thrills me to the core” — Emer Reynolds