Screen Director

Maurice Sweeney

Selected credits

  • Barbarians Rising October Films | History Channel
  • I Dolours Element Pictures
  • Trial of the Century Treasure Entertainment, Loose Horse | TV3
  • Saving the Titanic Tile Films


For the last ten years, Maurice has been regarded as one of Ireland’s leading documentary filmmakers. In more recent years he has also begun to focus on fiction. As a director, Maurice has won four Irish Film and Television Award’s.

His credits include Trial of the Century, a historical drama series for Treasure Entertainment, Loose Horse and TV3, I Dolours, a documentary about the late IRA member Dolours Price and drama documentary series Barbarians Rising for the History Channel and October Films.

Maurice also recently directed his first major drama feature, Saving The Titanic, to wide critical acclaim. The film has been sold throughout the world and was selected for the British Independent Film Festival, where it won three awards, including Best Director. It also won Best Feature at the Celtic Media Festival in Swansea. Saving The Titanic also won a prestigious Gold World Medal award at the New York Festivals, and the Award of Excellence in a Feature Film at the Accolade Competition in California.

Featured work

Barbarians Rising

Production Company October Films

Producer Kate Bullions

Cast Tom Hopper, Steven Berkoff, Kirsty Mitchell

I Dolours

Production Company Element Pictures

Producer Nuala Cunningham

Cast Lorna Larkin, Enda Oates, Gail Brady

Trial of the Century

Production Company Treasure Entertainment, Loosehorse productions

Producer Claire McCaughley

Cast Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Anthony Brophy, Frankie McCafferty

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