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Maurice Sweeney

Documentary Director
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Filmography
  • Khorfakkan
    2020 — Feature Film — 107 mins
  • Penance
    2020 — TV Series 3 × — 60 mins
  • Blood
    2020 — TV Series 3 × — 60 mins
  • Inside Mighty Machines
    2019 — TV Series Documentary 3 × — 51 mins
  • I, Dolours
    2018 — Documentary — 82 mins
  • Barbarians Rising
    2016 — TV Documentary Mini-Series 4 × — 120 mins
  • Trial of the Century
    2016 — TV Mini-Series 2 ×
  • Secrets of Great British Castles
    2015 — TV Series Documentary 6 × — 45 mins
  • After Braveheart
    2015 — TV Documentary Mini-Series — 60 mins
  • W.B. Yeats: No Country for Old Men
    2012 — TV Documentary Film — 55 mins
  • A Story with Me in It
    2012 — TV Series Documentary
  • Saving the Titanic
    2012 — TV Movie — 104 mins
  • The Forgotten Irish
    2011 — Feature Film
  • Of Blood And Lost Things
    2010 — Feature Film
  • Cromwell In Ireland
    2008 — TV Series — 60 mins
  • Flann O Brien: The Lives Of Brian
    2006 — TV Documentary Film — 60 mins
  • Play It Again Sam
    2006 — Documentary — 45 mins
  • Michael: The Sound Of Sunday
    2006 — Documentary — 60 mins
  • The Death of Our Angels
    1992 — Short Film — 14 mins
Awards
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — George Morrison Feature Documentary Award. I, Dolours
  • 2015 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director Television.
  • 2013 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director Television. W.B. Yeats: No Country for Old Men
  • 2012 — Nominee
    Dublin International Film Festival — Audience Award for Best Film. Saving the Titanic
  • 2011 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Sports Feature. Man On A Mission
  • 2009 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Academy — Best Documentary. Cromwell In Ireland
  • 2006 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Sports Feature. Michael: The Sound Of Sunday
  • 2006 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Single Documentary. Flann O Brien

Maurice Sweeney is an award winning director as comfortable producing full scale drama as he is in documentary where he has pushed the boundaries of the drama doc genre. He has a number of large scale credits where he has developed a proven eye and ear for story and emotion.

His most recent work includes Lead Director on Blood – Season 2. It made Empire Magazine’s best TV of 2020 list. He directed the three-part drama Penance for Channel 5. It was one of the channel’s highest viewed dramas of 2020.

He directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed and award winning Feature Documentary I, Dolours. It was released in cinemas and went on to be acquired by Netflix.

Over his twenty year career, Maurice has worked on numerous international co-productions, and has credits with HISTORY US, BBC, ZDF, ARTE, FIVE and RTE. Maurice has been a board member of the Irish Film Board and of the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland. Maurice has won 5 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) and was awarded Best Director at the London Independent Film Festival.