Hugh Rodgers is a director & composer from Dublin, Ireland.
Hugh Rodgers is an award-winning director and composer for film and television working in Ireland and abroad. In 2016 he directed ‘The Story Of Yes’, a 1 hour documentary which revisited the highs and lows of the marriage referendum in Ireland. It was Nominated for Best Documentary at IFTA 2016, Commended at The Radharc Awards, and, at the time of its broadcast, trended #1 on Twitter, receiving glowing reviews there and across national online and print media outlets. “A joyous, personal, uplifting, always emotional piece of work.” - The Irish Times
More recently, his documentary, 'Johnny', a 7 minute short about a young gay man from the Travelling community, was given Special Mention in the Best Short Documentary category, and was selected for GAZE International Film Festival and the IFI Documentary Festival in Dublin. Hugh's documentary, ‘Bittersweet’, a half hour film about diabetes in Ireland, was selected for Galway, Australia's SCINEMA Film Festival and was featured in Labocine/Imagine Science Edible Cinema August 2018 issue.
Hugh’s other directing work has also been singled out for praise - his commercial for Eir received an Honourable Mention at the EVCOM awards in London, his Belong To ad for Marriage Equality, 'Bring Your Family With You', received over 500,000 views, was nominated for Best Online award at the GALAS 2016 and gained international attention and acclaim - featuring on Al Jazeera, The New York Times, praised by Oscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black, and was even parodied by John Oliver on his HBO show 'Last Week Tonight'.
As a composer, Hugh has written scores for internationally award-winning films and documentaries including ‘One Million Dubliners’, ‘Strange Occurrences In A Small Irish Village’, ‘Sandboy’ (Winner Best Score at Moondance International Film Festival, Colorado, USA), ‘Crossword’, and ‘Hold on Tight’, as well as scoring various commercials and online media.
Hugh is a First Class Honours graduate of the Music & Media Technologies M.Phil in Trinity College, where he studied under contemporary classical composers Donnacha Dennehy, Linda Buckley and Roger Doyle. He lectures in Documentary Filmmaking and Digital Video Techniques on the Creative Digital Media degree at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.