Ivan has produced and directed films for HBO, BBC, ARTE, Channel 4, PBS and Discovery Channel. A former lawyer and UN peacekeeper in Bosnia, he holds degrees in international law (Leyden) and journalism (Columbia).

Ivan received the 2013 AACTA for Best Documentary Series and 2012 ADG award for Best Direction in a Documentary Series, for his work on Go Back To Where You Came From.

Ivan’s other acclaimed projects include Baghdad High, about teenagers in Iraq (HBO); How To Plan a Revolution following democracy activists in Azerbaijan (BBC) and Surviving Hunger a film on famine in Ethiopia (CNN). 

Ivan’s films have won the Rose D’Or, Prix Europa, Japan Prize, Golden Nymph, the R.F. Kennedy Journalism Award and an Amnesty International Media Award.

His work is regularly screened at major festivals like The Tribeca Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Michael Moore’s Traverse City festival and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.

Ivan has also taught at AFTRS; produced for Four Corners, developed the Logie winning SBS series Law & Disorder and produced the ABC series Great Southern Land. 

Ivan co-authored that series’ accompanying book, which has just been published by Harper Collins. 






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Nial started his career working with the Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Screen on a diverse range of production, including HBO’s Emmy award winning series Band of Brothers and the Academy nominated short film Everything In This Country Must...

After moving to Australia, Nial worked with some of the countries leading producers, including Michael Cordell (Cordell/Jigsaw) and Chris Hilton (Essential Media) developing and producing an extensive slate of productions for major international broadcasters, including BBC, Channel 4, ABC, RTE, National Geographic, Discovery, ARTE, France 5, SBS, Nine and Ten.

In 2008 Nial produced and co-wrote the acclaimed Irish/Australian drama The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce which was nominated Best Drama at the 2010 Rose d’Or Festival, the 2009 Irish Film & Television Awards and AFI Awards and won the 2009 Inside Film Awards for Best Documentary.

Nial developed and produced the 2009 AFI Award winning documentary Solo with Jen Peedom and David Michod. In 2010, Nial series produced and wrote the Logie nominated series Miracles for National Geographic, France 5 and ABC, shot on location in Laos, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia.

In 2011, Nial was invited to sit on the jury for the inaugural Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Documentary Award and the International Emmy Awards. Earlier this year, he wrote three episodes for the Australian version of the award winning BBC television series Coast (Southern Land Pictures) and produced the ABC factual drama The Outlaw Michael Howe, directed by Brendan Cowell and shot on location in Tasmania and New South Wales.