Eilir Pierce,Director

Eilir Pierce

Director, Director (Self Shooting)

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About Eilir Pierce

I'm a filmmaker based in Cardiff, Wales and currently being mentored by the acclaimed filmmaker Michael Winterbottom as part of a bespoke cross training lab for 'emerging directors' funded by the BFI, S4C, Arts Council of Wales and Ffilm Cymru.

In 2016, I was the second unit director for Euros Lyn's (Black Mirror, Capital, Dare Devil) Thriller Feature, 'The Library Suicides'.

I have over 300

I'm a filmmaker based in Cardiff, Wales and currently being mentored by the acclaimed filmmaker Michael Winterbottom as part of a bespoke cross training lab for 'emerging directors' funded by the BFI, S4C, Arts Council of Wales and Ffilm Cymru.

In 2016, I was the second unit director for Euros Lyn's (Black Mirror, Capital, Dare Devil) Thriller Feature, 'The Library Suicides'.

I have over 300 directing credits including prime-time observational documentaries for S4C and BBC, short films and over 30 music videos for some of Wales's leading artists.

I am skilled in numerous aspects of television production; from pitching ideas at the commissioning stages to a highly competent self -shooter who is both sensitive and skilful in capturing those crucial moments.

I have achieved excellent results while directing and shooting documentaries in challenging conditions all over the world including India, Malawi, Kenya, Japan, Norway, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Nicaragua and the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

I am available as a director or self-shooting director with my own fully broadcast quality, large sensor, camera and sound kit.

Media


Equipment

Canon EOS C100 (Cinema EOS Cameras)
with Atmos Ninja for Broadcast Bit Rate

Additional Information

Industries

Film, Music Promos, TV

Programme Types

Arts, Childrens, Comedy (Children's), Documentary, Docusoap, Drama Reconstruction, Drama: Short Film, Dramatised Documentary, Education, Entertainment, Magazine, Music, Observational Documentary, Reality TV, Youth

Specialisms

Africa, Art, Arts, Children's, Cinema/Film, Literature, Music, Theatre, Travel

Credits

THE LIBRARY SUICIDES EPK (Featurette)

(Oct 2015 - Oct 2016)

Soda, Film Agency Wales

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

THE LIBRARY SUICIDES (SECOND UNIT DIRECTOR)

(Oct 2015 - Jan 2016)

SODA/Ffilm Cymru/BBC/S4C

Director

Ochr 1: Eisteddfod (2014-2016)

(Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

Antena

Director

Various Music Videos

(Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

ANTENA/MOSHI MOSHI/NATIONAL ELF

Director/Cameraperson

Y Lle: Celf Stryd (STREET ART DOC) (S4C)

(Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

Antena

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

Ffit Cymru

(Jan 2018 - Jan 2018)

Cwmni Da

Director (Self Shooting)

Jiw Jiws

(Jan 2014 - Jan 2014)

BBC/It's My Shout

Director

Dan Bach & KISS

(Jan 2014 - Jan 2014)

Cwmni Da For S4C

Director

Yucatan Music Video

(Jan 2014 - Jan 2014)

Antena

Director

Aomori, Aomori

(Jan 2014 - Jan 2014)

Arts Council of Wales

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

Employment History

2007- Freelance Director/DV Director/Scriptwriter/Course Tutor.
Directed critically acclaimed Observational Documentaries, Arts features, Documentaries, Short films, Children's Programmes and Music Videos.

2001-2007 Staff Director/DV Director
Directed over 24 hours of prime time terrestrial television, while being a staff member of Cwmni Da, one of the leading Welsh independent television production

2007- Freelance Director/DV Director/Scriptwriter/Course Tutor.
Directed critically acclaimed Observational Documentaries, Arts features, Documentaries, Short films, Children's Programmes and Music Videos.

2001-2007 Staff Director/DV Director
Directed over 24 hours of prime time terrestrial television, while being a staff member of Cwmni Da, one of the leading Welsh independent television production companies.

Highlights include:

Arts Magazine show "Sioe Gelf' 170 x 5-10 minutes for S4C.

Since 2001, I have directed over 170 features for the BAFTA winning arts magazine show, Y Sioe Gelf (Arts Show) for S4C. I believe my ability to adapt to the variety of subjects, from Caravaggio to hip hop was key to the longevity and success of the twelve year series.

Arts Documentaries, 12 x 30 minutes for S4C.

Succeeded in turning complex arts subjects into accessible human stories for prime time viewing, Highlights include a documentary on Burning Man, America's wildest cultural festival (The Promise Land), singer Lleuwen Steffan's dramatic re-working of Methodist hymns for jazz label Babel (God Only Knows) and an artist's obsessive mission to retrace her father's Second World War footsteps in the wilderness of Norway. (Hide and Seek and Father's Teeth)

Two of my documentaries have been nominated for Best Art Documentary at the Celtic Media Festival (2002 and 2006).

Factual:

Malawi, No Regrets (Wynebau Newydd: Malawi;Difaru Dim, 2009) S4C
A 60 minute Observational Documentary following four friends as they set up a film project for young people in Malawi.
This critically acclaimed ob doc (Western Mail) and submitted for the Grierson Award.

Finding Peace (Canfod Hedd, 2009) S4C.

A 30 minute documentary following a family's difficulty adapting to Welsh life after living in Kenya for thirty years.
Winner of the One World Media Awards, and one of the the highest rating documentary for the channel this year.

Jilted (ITV) - 30 minute documentary - featuring dramatic reconstructions of Private Detectives on the trail of suspected adulterers.

Light Entertainment:

VT Director for the BAFTA winning, record-breaking concert,
Jones, Jones, Jones. (S4C)

Children:

Cer i Greu (Get Creative!), Atom and Rygbi 100 % (S4C)

Making Art, Science and Sports, lively and humorous to children were my main objectives in these three popular series. The latter two were nominated for the Celtic Media Awards and BAFTA CYMRU.

Equipment

Canon EOS C100 (Cinema EOS Cameras)
with Atmos Ninja for Broadcast Bit Rate

Additional Information

Industries

Film, Music Promos, TV

Programme Types

Arts, Childrens, Comedy (Children's), Documentary, Docusoap, Drama Reconstruction, Drama: Short Film, Dramatised Documentary, Education, Entertainment, Magazine, Music, Observational Documentary, Reality TV, Youth

Specialisms

Africa, Art, Arts, Children's, Cinema/Film, Literature, Music, Theatre, Travel