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Ross Whitaker

Documentary Director
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DIRECTORS

Filmography
  • Rachael Blackmore: A Grand Year
    2021 — Documentary — 50 mins
  • Barney Curley: The Man Who Beat the Bookies
    2021 — Documentary
  • The Toughest Summer
    2020 — Documentary
  • The Boys In Green
    2020 — TV Series Documentary 2 ×
  • Shane Lowry: Open
    2019 — Documentary — 50 mins
  • Sleeping Flags
    2019 — Documentary Short — 2 mins
  • Katie
    2018 — Documentary — 89 mins
  • Anthony Foley: Munsterman
    2017 — Documentary — 54 mins
  • Between Land and Sea
    2016 — Documentary — 87 mins
  • Hacked
    2016 — Documentary — 52 mins
  • Keeping Ireland Alive
    2016 — TV Series Documentary
  • The Speech
    2015 — TV Series — 52 mins
  • The Toughest Road Back
    2015 — Short Film — 13 mins
  • Unbreakable
    2014 — Documentary — 80 mins
  • The Speech
    2013 — Documentary
  • The Gambler
    2013 — Documentary — 52 mins
  • Reality Bites
    2013 — TV Series Documentary 1 × — 50 mins
  • When Ali Came to Ireland
    2012 — Documentary — 50 mins
  • Football's Next Star: Ireland
    2012 — TV Mini-Series 1 × — 25 mins
  • Home Turf
    2011 — Documentary Short
  • The Bailout
    2011 — TV Movie Documentary — 50 mins
  • Blind Man Walking
    2010 — Documentary Short — 19 mins
  • Croke Park Lives
    2009 — Documentary — 52 mins
  • Bye Bye Now
    2009 — Documentary Short — 15 mins
  • Bono & My Ex
    2009 — Short Film — 3 mins
  • Big Time: Bernard Dunne's Fight for Glory
    2008 — TV Movie Documentary — 52 mins
  • Larry and Me
    2008 — Short Film — 5 mins
  • Saviours
    2007 — Documentary — 80 mins
  • No Experience Required
    2008 — TV Series 1 × — 45 mins
  • God Blows My Mind
    2006 — Feature Film
Awards
  • 2022 — Nominee
    Royal Television Society Republic of Ireland — RTS Ireland Television Award. Barney Curley: The Man Who Beat the Bookies
  • 2022 — Nominee
    Royal Television Society Republic of Ireland — RTS Ireland Television Award. Rachael Blackmore: A Grand Year
  • 2020 — Winner
    Boston Irish Film Festival — Global Vision Documentary. Katie
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — George Morrison Feature Documentary Award. Katie
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Royal Television Society Republic of Ireland — RTS Ireland Television Award. The Boys in Green
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Celtic Media Festival — Gold Torc Award for Excellence. Anthony Foley: Munsterman
  • 2018 — Winner
    Directors Finders Series, Ireland — Directors Finders Award. Katie
  • 2018 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best Irish Feature Documentary. Katie
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Sports Programme. Anthony Foley: Munsterman
  • 2016 — Winner
    Boston Irish Film Festival — Best Documentary. Unbreakable
  • 2015 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — George Morrison Feature Documentary Award. Unbreakable
  • 2015 — Winner
    Kinsale Shark Awards — Kinsale Shark Award. The Toughest Road Back
  • 2013 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Sports Programme. When Ali Came to Ireland
  • 2013 — Jury Prize
    Irish Screen America — Best Documentary. When Ali Came to Ireland
  • 2012 — Winner
    Kerry Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Home Turf
  • 2011 — Silver Award
    Lake Arrowhead Film Festival, US — Best Short Documentary. Bye Bye Now
  • 2011 — Winner
    Nashville Film Festival — Best Documentary Short. Bye Bye Now
  • 2011 — Winner
    San Luis Obispo International Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Bye Bye Now
  • 2010 — Winner
    BendFilm Festival — Jury Prize. Bye Bye Now
  • 2010 — Winner
    Dallas Video Festival — Best Short Documentary. Bye Bye Now
  • 2010 — Winner
    Fastnet Short Film Festival — Best Documentary. Bye Bye Now
  • 2010 — Winner
    IFI Stranger Than Fiction Festival — Best Short Documentary. Bye Bye Now
  • 2010 — Winner
    Silverdocs Documentary Festival — Audience Award. Bye Bye Now
  • 2009 — Winner
    Cork International Film Festival — Audience Award. Bye Bye Now
  • 2009 — Winner
    Humboldt International Film Festival — Best Documentary. Bye Bye Now
  • 2009 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Feature Documentary. Saviours
  • 2009 — Nominee
    Kerry Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Bye Bye Now
  • 2007 — Nominee
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best Feature Documentary. Saviours
  • 2007 — Winner
    Waterford Film Festival — Best Documentary. Saviours

Ross Whitaker is a documentary filmmaker. He has developed, produced and directed a number of successful independent documentaries.

His debut feature ‘Saviours’ was released in Irish cinemas in 2008 to critical acclaim. The Irish Times wrote, “Saviours packs as much of a punch as Champ, Raging Bull and all the Rocky films put together,” and the Sunday Tribune subsequently declared, “Saviours is the best Irish film of the year.”

More recently, the short documentary ‘Bye Bye Now’ has been a big hit at festivals, notably winning the Audience Award at the prestigious AFI Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival.