Rob & Ronan Burke

Originally from Dublin, Ronan and Rob Burke grew up in countries as diverse as the United States, Australia and Sweden.

While they have collaborated on many crazy ideas since childhood, the short film Jellybaby, was their first as co-directors and proved to be a great success.

Rob and Ronan BurkeScreening at over 60 film festivals worldwide, Jellybaby picked up numerous awards including Best Short at the Celtic Film and Television Festival, Best Comedy at the LA Golden Star Shorts Fest and an IFTA nomination.

In 2008 Ronan and Rob made their directorial television debut with Aisling’s Diary, the first teen drama commissioned for RTÉ Young People’s.

They followed up with Runners, funded by The Irish Film Board as part of their flagship short film scheme Signatures, which won Best Short Film at the 2010 Irish Film & Television Awards.

More recently Ronan and Rob have directed numerous episodes of TV3’s gritty drama Red Rock for Element

Pictures and Company Pictures, the second series of RTE’s massive hit Damo and Ivor, the IFTA winning TV series The Importance of Being Whatever for Accomplice and RTÉ Young People’s and six episodes of the BAFTA winning ROY for Jam Media and CBBC.

In 2014 they released their feature film debut Standby a romantic comedy staring Brian Gleeson (Love/Hate) and Jessica Paré (Mad Men); funded by the Irish Film Board and the Lux Film Fund and produced by John Wallace under Black Sheep Productions.


 Feature Films
  • STANDBY (2014) – feature Romantic Comedy starring Brian Gleeson & Jessica Paré
  • RED ROCK Series 1 TV3 (2015)
  • DAMO AND IVOR Series 2 RTE (2014)
  • ROY Series 4 CBBC (2013) BAFTA Winning Series
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WHATEVER RTE (2011) IFTA WINNER 2012 Best Children’s/Young People’s series
  • AISLING’S DIARY Holiday Special RTÉ 2008
  • AISLING’S DIARY Series 1 RTÉ 2008 RTÉ Winner of Kidscreen Award
Short Film
  • RUNNERS 2009 IFTA WINNER 2010 Best Short Film
  • JELLYBABY 2005 Multi-Award winning short film and IFTA nominee
  • THE HARD WAY 2003
  • MOVING DAY 2002
  • SMALLTALK 2001 Winner of Best Short Film Jameson Student Film Awards
  • Members of the Irish film and Television Academy – Directing chapter
  • Members of The Screen Directors Guild Of Ireland