In his early years, Ross learnt his craft by shooting and editing his own work. His first documentary short won a Royal Television Society Award in 2012.
He won a scholarship to study Documentary Directing at the National Film and Television School, under the mentorships of Sean McAllister (A Syrian Love Story, The Liberace of Baghdad), Kim Longinotto (Divorce Iranian Style, Sisters in Law) and David Yates (The Legend of Tarzan, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). His graduation film Coalville Gold was nominated for a Grierson Award and a BIFA.
Ross won the Channel 4 First Cut Pitch at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2016 and went on to work in development at AMOS Pictures, under the mentorship of Dan Reed (Leaving Neverland, The Pedophile Hunter). At AMOS, he developed documentaries for both the BBC and Channel 4, Directed second unit on Calais: The End of the Jungle for BBC2 and shot Panorama: What Just Happened for the BBC.
Moving on to Passion Pictures Films, Ross developed his first theatrical feature documentary with John Battsek (Searching for Sugarman, The Tillman Story, Fire in Babylon, The Imposter, I am Ali, One Day in September).
Ross made his first foray into Advertising when he was approached by AMV BBDO to re-purpose his documentary short The Journey into an online advert for Mars. The piece went on to win 13 international advertising awards, including a Silver Branded Series of the Year Award and a nomination for Online Commercial of the Year (alongside Spike Jonze’s Apple HomePod and Megaforce’s Nothing Beats a Londoner) at the 2018 Shots Awards.
Ross is currently directing a Feature Documentary for Vice while sharpening his short form skills in advertising.
Ross has worked with:
AMVBBDO | McCANN Worldgroup | MediaCom | Virtue Worldwide | Flare Studio | Vice | BBC | Channel 4 | Zurich | Mars | Al Jazeera | Youtube | WIRED | Paypal | Carphone Warehouse | Curry's PC World | Gumtree
2018 Shots Awards - Branded Entertainment of the Year, Series - SILVER
2018 Shots Awards - Online Commercial of the Year - Nominated
2018 Kinsale Creative Advertising Awards - Film (International) - BRONZE SHARK
2018 Kinsale Creative Advertising Awards - Branded Content (International) - BRONZE SHARK
2018 Kinsale Creative Advertising Awards - Film Craft, Casting (International) - BRONZE SHARK
2018 LIA - Digital - BRONZE
2018 LIA - New Advertising - BRONZE
2018 Ciclope Festival of Craft - Casting - Nominated
2018 Epica Awards - Confectionary & Snacks, SILVER
2018 El Ojo De Iberoamerica - Digital & Social, BRONZE
2019 Food and Beverage Awards - Branded Content & Entertainment, SILVER
2019 Food and Beverage Awards - Online Advertising, SILVER
2019 ADC 98th Annual Awards - Film Craft - SILVER CUBE
2019 ADC 98th Annual Awards - Craft, Online - BRONZE CUBE
2019 The Webby Awards, Webby For Good, Public Service & Activism - Nominated
2019 Golden Award of Montreux 2019 - Online Advertising, Consumer Products - GOLD MEDAL
2019 Golden Award of Montreux 2019 - Best Use of Social Media - GOLD MEDAL
2019 Golden Award of Montreux 2019 - Television & Cinema - Foods, Confectionary, Snacks - GOLD MEDAL
2016 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Winner - Jury Wildcard Award
2016 This Is England Film Festival - Winner, Best Documentary
2016 Sheffield Doc/Fest - Winner, First Cut Pitch
2016 Grierson British Documentary Awards - Sky Atlantic Award for Best Student Documentary, Nominated
2016 Napa Valley Film Festival - Short Feature, Nominated,
2016 Moët British Independent Film Awards, Best British Short, Shortlisted |
2016 47th Montreal International Film Festival, Official Selection
2012 Royal Television Society Award, Best Student Documentary