Director & Dir./Photography
Skye Fitzgerald was recently inducted as an honorary member into SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society) for his work with Syrian refugees and named a Distinguished Alumnus at his alma mater Eastern Oregon University for documentary work.
Designated a Fulbright Research Scholar to produce the film Bombhunters (2006) Fitzgerald has since collaborated or received support from the Sundance Institute, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the State Department, the Paul Robeson Fund and Mountainfilm. As a Director of Photography, Fitzgerald lenses work for major broadcast and cable strands including Dateline, VICE , Mercy Corps, CNN, the Discovery, Travel, History and Animal Planet Channels.
Fitzgerald is currently directing a trilogy of films on the global refugee crisis. The first, 50 FEET FROM SYRIA focused on doctors working on the Syrian border and was voted onto the shortlist for an Oscar. The second, LIFEBOAT documents Search and Rescue operations off the coast of Libya and was nominated for an Academy Award.
The third is yet to be filmed.
Fitzgerald is proud to be a new member of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.