Gerry Nelson




Tel: +353 86 2512787



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.



Get the Numbers

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.