Ross Whitaker

 

Email: rosswhitaker@yahoo.com

Tel: +353 (0)860816004

Film Type: Live Action

 

Bio

 

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 Nowhas been a big hit at festivals, notably winning the Audience Award at the prestigious AFI Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival.

Filmography

 

Bye Bye Now

2009

 

Saviours

2007

 

No Experience Required

2008

 

God Blows My Mind

2006

Awards

 

Bye Bye Now

 

Winner Audience Award- AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival (2010)

 

Winner Best Short Documentary – Fastnet Short Film Festival (2010)

 

Winner Audience Award- Stranger Then Fiction Documentary Festival (2010)

 

Winner Audience Award- Cork International Film Festival (2009)

 

Saviours

 

Nominated – Best Feature Documentary, IFTA 2009

 

Winner, Best European Documentary – South Africa International Film Festival (2008)

 

Winner, Visual Media Award, MAMA (2008)

 

Winner Best Feature Documentary – Waterford Film Festival (2007)

 

Runner-up, Best Feature Documentary – Galway Film Fleadh (2007)

 

No Experience Required

 

Nominated, IFTA 2008

 

God Blows My Mind

 

Winner, Short Film Of The Year Sunday Ghetto (2006)