Jerry Rothwell


Public bio

JERRY ROTHWELL (Director) is a documentary filmmaker whose work includes the award-winning feature documentaries, How To Change The World (Sky/Netflix/CTV) about the founders of Greenpeace; Donor Unknown (More 4/Arte/CBC/PBS/VPRO) about a sperm donor and his many offspring; Town of Runners (PBS/Arte/RHK/ITVS/KINOSMITH) about two girls in an Ethiopian village who want to be professional athletes;  Heavy Load (IFC/ITVS/BBC), about a group of people with learning disabilities who form a punk band, and Deep Water (Pathe/IFC/FilmFour/UK Film Council co-directed with Louise Osmond), about Donald Crowhurst’s ill-fated voyage in the 1968 round the world yacht race. In 2012 Jerry won a prestigious Royal Television Award for his directing work on Donor Unknown and Town of Runners. His next film will be Sour Grapes for Netflix and Arte co-directed with Reuben Atlas.  At Met Film Production, he has Executive Produced and worked as an editor on numerous feature docs including Dylan Williams’ Men Who Swim and Sarah Gavron’s The Village At The End Of The World.