Risteard Ó Domhnaill

Risteard Ó Domhnaill

Director, Producer, Director of Photography


Risteard Ó Domhnaill is an Irish documentary filmmaker and director. He is best known for directing the award-winning film "The Pipe" and the documentary series "Atlantic". Born in Dublin in 1969, Ó Domhnaill has been making documentaries since 2003 and has garnered numerous awards for his work, including an IFTA for Best Documentary in 2009 and a Peabody Award in 2010.

Ó Domhnaill's career began with a series of documentaries on Irish culture and history. His 2003 film "The Burning Times" explored the history of witch trials and executions in Ireland, while his 2005 film "The Irish in America" explored the legacy of Irish immigrants in the United States. His 2007 film "Famine" was an exploration of the Great Irish Famine, and his 2008 film "The Race to Save the Romanovs" chronicled the last days of the Russian royal family.

In 2009, Ó Domhnaill released the critically acclaimed "The Pipe" which followed the struggle of a small Irish fishing village as they attempted to prevent a Shell oil pipeline that threatened to displace them. The film was a huge success, winning numerous awards including the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2012, Ó Domhnaill released the documentary series "Atlantic", which followed the fishing communities of Ireland, Scotland and Norway as they battled against the economic and environmental pressures of the modern world. The series was a great success, winning the Grand Prize at the 2012 Sheffield Documentary Festival, and it was also nominated for an Emmy.

In 2014, Ó Domhnaill released the documentary "Bobby Sands: 66 Days", which detailed the hunger strike of Bobby Sands and the other Provisional IRA Members in the Maze Prison in 1981. The film was nominated for a BAFTA award and was selected for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Ó Domhnaill has also directed numerous short films, television programs and music videos. He has also written and edited several books on documentary filmmaking. He is currently working on his next film, "The Drop", which is set to be released in 2020.

Risteard Ó Domhnaill is a highly respected documentary filmmaker and director who has created some of the most acclaimed films and series of the last decade. His work has been praised for its insight and humanistic approach to complex and controversial topics. His films have been lauded for their ability to