#104 | Ross Whitaker | Documentary Director

May 15, 2020, 10:43 AM

Ross Whitaker is a vastly successful documentary filmmaker. He has developed, produced and directed a number of successful independent documentaries including Katie, Unbreakable: The Mark Pollack Story, Between Land and Sea and most recently The Boys in Green for RTE. 

Ross is also former commissioning editor of Film Ireland and former festival programmer of Stranger Than Fiction at the IFI, he is well versed in the language of film and an active participant on the Irish film scene. His first feature, the self-funded Saviours, was called the “best Irish film of 2008” by the Sunday Tribune. His follow-up short Bye Bye Now won awards at multiple festivals including Silverdocs and Nashville. His work in television with Blind Man Walking in 2010 and the Prime Time political documentary The Bailout in 2011 has also drawn great praise. He is best known for the riveting and emotionally powerful documentary features When Ali Came to Ireland (2012), Unbreakable: The Mark Pollack Story (2014), and Between Land and Sea (2106). He most recently made the acclaimed TV documentary Anthony Foley: Munsterman, which provided an extraordinary insight into the events surrounding Foley as a rugby player and coach, his death, and the emotional aftermath.

His most recent projects: The feature doc, Katie nd the tv soc special, The Boys in Green, on RTE had the nation viewing in huge numbers in recent months, The story charts the rise of the Irish National football team over a ten year period from 1986 to 1996 under Jack Charlton. 

Check out some of his work here on IMDB.