Skippers

6 x 30'

This observational documentary series takes the audience aboard working fishing vessels in the Irish fleet to meet the men who lead these boats; the Skippers.

Crews in pursuit of their lucrative catch, involving long absences from home, 24 hour shifts, huge waves, 80-mile-per-hour gales, and the unpredictability that is the ocean itself are part-and-parcel of this job.

The series was shot by DV Directors who ate, slept, breathed and fished with our Skippers while they were out on the high seas in the world's most dangerous job, creating a sense of immediacy with the audience at home; bringing the action, and turmoil wave by wave, roll by roll. Visually stunning images of the Irish coastline and sea wildlife, along with the roaring ocean compliments the strong-character presence of our Skippers and their crews, with the illusive lights of home becoming a beacon in the night for the
Skippers as they make their way ashore after their gruelling trips.

An Open Eye TV Production for RTÉ