About Us

Alison Rose created Inigo Films in 2001. She produced, directed and wrote Galileo’s Sons, about the Vatican Observatory, which was completed in 2003. It distilled the history of astrophysics, and the Jesuits, the trial of Galileo, and the implications of science for religious faith into an enthralling 46-minute story which was a critical and commercial success.

Galileo’s Sons won several awards including a Gemini Award for excellence in Canadian television. It was produced in association with Vision TV, Space and Knowledge Network, and was acquired by American Public Television (PBS) in the United States, History in Latin American, and by broadcasters in Europe and Australia. Galileo’s Sons has also sold extensively to colleges, universities and secondary schools in the United States and Canada.

In 2009, Rose finished producing and directing the theatrical feature documentary Love at the Twilight Motel.

Rose has degrees in Journalism and Political Science, and her work has won top awards in each field in which she has worked, including a National Newspaper Award, a National Magazine Award gold, and a Gemini Award for excellence in Canadian television.

Film Awards

Best Documentary, Female Eye Film Festival, 2010

Gold Plaque, Chicago International Television Awards, 2005
Documentary: Science/Nature

Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film & Video Festival, 2005

Gemini Award, 2004
Best original score in a documentary (Composer, Rob Carli)

Aurora Award, 2004
Platinum Best of Show (Religious Issues/Documentary category)

Journalism Awards

National Newspaper Award, 2002
Music to His Ears, The National Post

National Magazine Award, honorable mention, 1999
The Science of Heaven, Elm Street

National Magazine Award, gold medal, 1997
Mind Like a Steel Trap, Canadian Business Technology

  • Filmmaker Alison Rose