Patrick Ireland (32) is an award-winning filmmaker who has produced and directed content, spanning a range of formats and genres, for the likes of ITV and Channel 4. His short films have garnered critical praise and screened at festivals across Europe.
From 2014-2016 he studied a Masters in Filmmaking at the London Film School. Before then, he read his Bachelors in Politics & Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.
In 2015 he completed the documentary film Anonymous: A Million Men which was later picked up by Shorts International for distribution. The film was also screened in the UK Parliament, followed by a Q&A conducted by Chi Onwurah MP. Later that year, he worked closely alongside Channel 4 in producing the first ever Youth Leaders Debate during the 2015 General Election.
In 2017 he graduated from the London Film School with the short drama One in a Million, shot in his hometown of Herne Bay, Kent. The film went on to win the Best Social Realism Film Award at the 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival, as well as being nominated for awards elsewhere, including for Best Film and Best Director.
In 2018 he wrote, directed and co-starred in The Director – a satirical dark comedy about homelessness and prejudice. The film premiered at the 2018 London Independent Film Festival.
His latest short film, Ill Fares The Land, wrapped in 2023 and is currently going out to festivals. The film is Patrick's best and most ambitious project to date, combining social realist drama with folk fantasy and political commentary.
Since 2019 he has been a Producer-Director at ITV working across popular daytime shows such as Good Morning Britain and This Morning.