Stephen Rooke founded Tile Films Ltd. in 1989, after obtaining an Advanced Diploma in Media Production from Bournemouth Film School in the U.K. Stephen is Managing Director of the company and the leader of a vibrant production team that brings a mix of creative and production skills to the film-making process. Over the last seventeen years, Stephen has gained a reputation as one of Ireland's leading documentary/factual programme-makers. He has directed/produced over 100 television documentaries, including two documentary/drama series, fifteen documentary/factual series, six one-off documentaries and a television drama series. Stephen's television work has been seen on over 40 channels throughout the world, including RTE, TG4, BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, National Geographic, PBS, The History Channel, France 5 and SBS Australia click here for a full list.
Stephen produced and directed the critically acclaimed international HD documentary series, The Lost Gods , exploring the spectacular art, architecture and forgotten gods of six ancient world religions, Heaven on Earth , which looked at six major world religions through their art and architecture. He was also the producer and director of a 6 x 52 minute HD series Decoding Christianity series for TG4 Ireland, S4C Wales, Vision TV Canada and Smithsonian Networks USA.. He was executive producer of Cromwell in Ireland the 2009 IFTA award winning documentary. He is now busy at work directing the series “Waterways - The Final Journey.
As Managing Director Stephen has overall responsibility for the future development of the company.