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October News: Emmy Award Win, Television and Festival Premieres

The last few months have seen a hive of activity with Virunga winning an Emmy Award and a number of other films hitting festivals across the globe. The annual Primetime […]

October 4, 2015
Emmy Awards

Two Primetime Emmy nominations for Virunga

The nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards have been announced with Virunga receiving two nods, one for Outstanding Documentary and the other for Outstanding Cinematography. The Emmys continue a fantastic […]

July 20, 2015
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Drama News: French premiere, BBC launch and a best short film award!

○ ○ ○ The Witching Hour, a short film I wrote and directed for the Finnish national broadcaster Yle, had its French festival premiere at the 38th Grenoble Short Film […]

July 18, 2015
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Virunga bags a Peabody Award

Virunga continues its awards haul at the 74th Peabody Awards in New York City. Apart from being a wonderful acknowledgment of the filmmakers’ achievements, this prestigious honour helps to keep […]

June 3, 2015
Sheffield DocFest

Two films in the official Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 line-up!

Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced its 2015 line-up and very excitingly it includes two films I edited: the world premiere of Michelle Coomber’s Thatcher documentary Generation Right and a retrospective screening […]

May 8, 2015
TV Academy Honors

Virunga honoured by the Television Academy

Following on from its Oscar and Bafta-nominations, Virunga continues its awards streak with a nod from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Academy, who also organises the Emmys, […]

April 16, 2015
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BBC4: What Do Artists Do All Day? Derek Boshier

What Do Artists Do All Day? is a well-established BBC4 documentary strand looking at the practices and philosophies of artists as they produce new work. I worked on an episode […]

April 14, 2015
Playing Ball BBC Drama iPlayer Comedy

Game On with BBC iPlayer comedy ‘Playing Ball’

Netball, high ambitions and homicidal tendencies cross paths in this deliciously dark BBC Drama comedy written by Selina Lim and directed by Rachna Suri. Part of the strand ‘Original Drama […]

April 5, 2015
Generation Right Thatcher Documentary

Generation Right: A Story of Good and Evil

I have just finished cutting an exciting and timely new documentary, Generation Right, which will be hitting festivals internationally later this year. THE ORIGINS OF GENERATION RIGHT Generation Right pieces […]

February 17, 2015
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‘Nazi Boots’ Commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust commissioned nine artists, including Stephen Fry, to create works of art to commemorate the international Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th of January, 2015. I […]

January 27, 2015
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