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Ken Wardrop

Documentary + TV Director
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Filmography
  • Cocooned
    2021 — Documentary — 52 mins
  • Making the Grade
    2017 — Documentary — 85 mins
  • Mom & Me
    2015 — Documentary — 77 mins
  • Return to Roscoff
    2010 — Short Film — 15 mins
  • His & Hers
    2009 — Documentary — 80 mins
  • The Herd
    2008 — Documentary Short — 5 mins
  • Contagious
    2007 — Short Film — 3 mins
  • Farewell Packets of Ten
    2007 — Short Film — 3 mins
  • Tongue Tied
    2007 — Short Film — 3 mins
  • Scoring
    2007 — Short Film — 3 mins
  • Bongo Bong
    2006 — TV Short
  • Undressing my Mother
    2004 — Short Film — 6 mins
  • Useless Dog
    2004 — Documentary Short — 5 mins
  • Ouch!
    2004 — Short Film — 9 mins
  • Love Is Like A Butterfly
    2004 — Short Film — 3 mins
Awards
  • 2016 — Winner
    Cleveland International Film Festival — Best Documentary. Mom & Me
  • 2016 — Winner
    IFTA — Best Feature Documentary. Mom & Me
  • 2010 — Winner
    Directors Finders Series, Ireland — Directors Finders Award . His & Hers
  • 2010 — Winner
    Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards — Breakthrough Artist - Irish. His & Hers
  • 2010 — Winner
    Dublin International Film Festival — Audience Award, Dublin Film Critics Award. His & Hers
  • 2010 — Nominee
    IFTA — Rising Star Award.
  • 2010 — Nominee
    Sundance Film Festival — Grand Jury Prize. His & Hers
  • 2009 — Nominee
    European Film Awards — European Short Film. The Herd
  • 2009 — Winner
    Expresion en Corto International Film Festival — Best Documentary Short Film. The Herd
  • 2009 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Feature Film Award. His & Hers
  • 2009 — Winner
    IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival — Onda Curta Award . The Herd
  • 2009 — Winner
    Sarajevo Film Festival — Best Short Film. The Herd
  • 2009 — Winner
    Seattle International Film Festival — Best Documentary Short Film. The Herd
  • 2008 — Winner
    Dallas International Film Festival — Special Jury Prize. Bongo Bong
  • 2007 — Nominee
    Locarno International Film Festival — International Competition. Tongue Tied
  • 2007 — Special Jury Prize
    RiverRun International Film Festival — Short Documentary. Useless Dog
  • 2007 — Winner
    Worldwide Short Festival Toronto — Best Short Documentary. Farewell Packets of Ten
  • 2006 — Winner
    Ashland Independent Film Festival — Best Documentary: Short Subject. Undressing my Mother
  • 2006 — Winner
    FEST Youth Video and Film Festival — Best Documentary. Undressing my Mother
  • 2006 — Winner
    IFTA — Best Short Film. Undressing my Mother
  • 2006 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Short Film. Bongo Bong
  • 2006 — Special Jury Award
    Seattle International Film Festival — Short Film Competition. Undressing my Mother
  • 2006 — Honorable Mention
    Sundance Film Festival — Short Filmmaking Award. Undressing my Mother
  • 2005 — Winner
    DaKINO International Film Festival — Short Documentary. Undressing my Mother
  • 2005 — Winner
    European Film Academy Award — European Short Film. Undressing my Mother
  • 2005 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Short Film. Ouch!
  • 2005 — Winner
    Imago - International Young Film and Video Festival — Best Documentary Short Film. Undressing my Mother
  • 2005 — Winner
    IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival — Short Film Grand Prize, Onda Curta Award. Undressing my Mother
  • 2005 — Winner
    Los Angeles Film Festival — Best Documentary Short. Undressing my Mother
  • 2005 — Winner
    Regensburg Short Film Week — Best International Short Film. Undressing my Mother
  • 2005 — Winner
    Rio de Janeiro Curta Cinema — Audience Award, Jury Prize. Undressing my Mother
  • 2005 — Winner
    Tampere Film Festival — Best Documentary, Prix UIP Tampere (European Short Film). Undressing my Mother
  • 2005 — Nominee
    ZagrebDox — Big Stamp. Useless Dog
  • 2005 — Nominee
    ZagrebDox — Big Stamp . Undressing my Mother
  • 2004 — Winner
    Cork International Film Festival — Audience Award, Jameson Short Film Award. Undressing my Mother
  • 2004 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Short Documentary Award. Undressing my Mother
  • 2004 — Nominee
    Galway Film Fleadh — Short Documentary Award. Useless Dog

Ken studied filmmaking at the National Film School, IADT. His short films have screened at many of the worlds most prestigious festivals including Sundance and Cannes. He has presented retrospective programmes at the Cork International Film Festival, and at festivals in the UK, Croatia, The Netherlands and in Scandinavia. In 2008, his work received the Grand Prix Award at Sapporo International Film Festival in Japan.

HIS & HERS is a creative documentary that combines observation and imagination to illustrate a universal love story. The film explores woman’s relationship with man by visiting moments from the lives of 70 female characters. Shot in the hallways, living rooms and kitchens across the Irish Midlands, the story moves sequentially from young to old to deliver a unique insight into sharing life’s journey.