Hugh Rodgers is a director & composer from Dublin, Ireland.
Last year he directed The Story Of Yes, a 52 minute documentary for RTÉ 2 revisiting the highs and lows of the marriage referendum in Ireland. It was nominated for Best Documentary Single at the IFTA 2016, commended at The Radharc Awards, and, at the time of broadcast, it trended #1 on Twitter, receiving glowing reviews there and across national online and print media outlets. His 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 - featured on Al Jazeera, The New York Times, praised by Oscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black, and it was even parodied by John Oliver on his HBO show 'Last Week Tonight'.
As a composer, Hugh has scored internationally award-winning documentaries and short dramas, including One Million Dubliners (a collaborative score with Ray Harman), Strange Occurrences In A Small Irish Village, and Sandboy (Winner Best Score at Moondance International Film Festival, Colorado, USA). Hugh is a first-class honours graduate of the masters in Music & Media Technologies, Trinity College Dublin, where he studied under contemporary classical composers Donnacha Dennehy, Linda Buckley and Roger Doyle.
Hugh also teaches modules in Documentary Filmmaking and Digital Video Techniques on the Creative Digital Media degree at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.