STEPHEN ROOKE attended Bournemouth Film School as a mature student where he graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Media Production in July 1989. In the same year he set up the production company Tile Films Ltd. to direct and produce a thirty-minute television and cinema drama, Undercurrents, starring Mary McGuckian and Niall Tobin. He was then commissioned to produce and direct a one-hour documentary, Voices from the Sand, for PBS in America. Following this he directed three of the internationally renowned Waterways series, which received a Jacob's award in 1992 and a Cable Ace Award in 1993.
Over the last twenty years, Stephen has gained a reputation as one of Ireland's leading documentary/factual programme-makers. He has directed/produced/executive produced over 145 television documentaries, including six docu-drama series, sixteen documentary/factual series, six one-off documentaries and a television drama series. He has also directed thirty television and cinema commercials, as well as over forty corporate films and videos. Stephen's television work has been seen on over 40 channels throughout the world, including RTE, TG4, UTV, S4C, BBC, SVT, YLE, Channel 4, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, PBS, The History Channel, France 5 and SBS Australia
Today in his roll as Managing Director of Tile Films, Stephen leads a vibrant production team that brings a mix of creative and production skills to the film-making process.