About



Gar is a freelance Irish director currently based in Dublin. His work spans across documentary, commercials, music videos & art films. He has directed projects for clients such as Netflix, Sony, KFC, Dyson, Paddy Power, CBS' Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Irish Museum of Modern Art.

His debut film - Kachalka (2019) - was selected to compete in over 20 Oscar-qualifying film festivals internationally including Hot Docs, Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs, and Aspen Shortsfest.  It was acquired by the highly acclaimed Oscar & Emmy award winning US documentary TV program 'POV' (PBS), executive producers of this show have included Werner Herzog, Errol Morris & Brad Pitt. Alongside this, the film was acquired by MUBI, Air Canada, Aer Lingus, Aeon, Yle (Finland TV) and SRF 1 (Swiss TV). The film was recently selected for Short of the Week where it will screener later in the year (2021).

Gar is currently in development on his first feature documentary with Sundance & BAFTA award-winning production company Venom films. 



CONTACT

gar@garorourke.com