Gerry Nelson

 

Website: www.gerrynelson.com

E-mail: hellogerry@gmx.com

Tel: +353 86 2512787

Bio

 

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.

Filmography

 

Get the Numbers

2015 WriteDirector/Camera/Writer, 3 x 46min documentary series for TV3/BAIA Screentime Shinawil production

 

Connected

2014 Consulting Producer/Director, 20 x 25min reality series for RTE2, An Animo production

 

A Sporting Chance

2014 Director/Camera/Writer 3 x 52min documentary series for Setanta/RTE2/BAIA Motive Television/Gyre & Gimble production

 

21st Century Child - Series IV

2013 Director/Camera/Writer 2 x 52 min documentary for RTÉ, An Animo production

 

The Irish Road to Cheltenham

2013 Director/Camera/Writer 5 x 25min documentary series for RTÉ, An Animo production

 

Awards

 

Winner: Best Documentary, Irish Medical Media Awards 2011

 

Nominee: Best Documentary, Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) 2011

 

Nominee: Best Documentary, Dubai International Film Festival December 2005

 

Nominee: Best Documentary, Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) 2003

 

Winner: Editing Craft Award - International Television Association (ITVA) 1994

 

Winner: Student Award (Ireland, 1987) and Student Award (World , 1988) - International Television Association (ITVA)

 

Founding Member, Irish Film & Television Academy.Member, Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.