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