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Gerry Nelson

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Filmography
  • Christy Ring: Man and Ball
    2020 — Documentary
  • The Game: The Story of Hurling
    2018 — TV Series Documentary
  • Éire Fhiáin
    2017 — TV Mini-Series Documentary
  • Get the Numbers
    2015 — Documentary Series 3 × — 46 mins
  • Connected
    2014 — TV Series 20 × — 25 mins
  • A Sporting Chance
    2014 — Documentary 3 × — 52 mins
  • The Obesity Clinic: Last Chance for Weight Loss
    2012 — TV Mini-Series Documentary
  • 21st Century Child
    2013 — TV Series 2 × — 52 mins
  • The Irish Road to Cheltenham
    2013 — TV Series 5 × — 25 mins
  • This Note's For You
    2006 — TV Series — 30 mins
  • The Strange Case of the Irish Crown Jewels
    2003 — TV Movie Documentary — 50 mins
Awards
  • 2016 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Director Television.
  • 2011 — Winner
    Irish Medical Media Awards — Best Documentary.
  • 2011 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Documentary.
  • 2005 — Nominee
    Dubai International Film Festival — Best Documentary.
  • 2003 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Documentary.

Gerry Nelson is one of Ireland’s leading documentary filmmakers. A total filmmaker, he is a writer, director and photographer – prior to directing had spent ten years working as a much regarded editor. His documentaries cover topics of historical, biographical, musical, political and social significance. He is adept in all styles of filmmaking, comfortably weaving archive, dramatic re-enactments and cinema vérité into his canon of work. Gerry brings a reputation for creating imaginative and thoughtful work. His films have taken him to some of the worlds most far flung corners, Americas, Arabia, Africa, Asia, Siberia, Middle East, and Wexford.