Maurice Sweeney is an award winning director as comfortable producing full scale drama as he is creating intelligent and innovative documentary. He has a number of large-scale credits in which he has a developed a proven ear for story and emotion. Over his twenty year career, Maurice has worked on numerous international co -productions, and has credits with HISTORY US, BBC, Channel 4, ZDF, ARTE, FIVE and RTE. Maurice has won 5 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) and was awarded Best Director at the London Independent Film Festival 2013.
Most recent work includes Lead Director on Blood – Season 2. It made Empire Magazine’s best TV of 2020 list. Directed the three -part drama Penance for Channel 5. It was one of the channel’s highest viewed dramas of 2020. Directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed and award winning Feature Documentary I Dolours. It was released in cinema’s and went on to be acquired by Netflix.