"All the best stories tend to come from the truth, even fiction. Documentaries have suddenly really kicked in, and take on this position by raising global awareness" Sir Ridley Scott, BAFTA fellowship acceptance speech, 2018 There has been a lot of hand-wringing and chatter in the last few years about the state of television in the age … Continue reading UK Documentaries are in fine form – here are the TOP TEN from the last month alone
Despite it being part of working in the media, the feelings of being between jobs are rarely talked about. But it's inevitable in the freelance world so let's embrace it! Here are a few tips after being staff for 4.5 years on how to make the most of it. So it's January and it seems … Continue reading Freelancing and ‘between jobs’ in January? Here’s how to make the most of it
Director Erica Gornall gives an insight to what it is like to get the inside track to a fast-moving murder investigation in the latest Catching a Killer episode for Channel 4. As she embeds with the police investigating a shooting, she explores why crimes that can get forgotten matter. My phone started buzzing under my … Continue reading Making….Catching a Killer: A Bullet Through the Window
So the BBC Pay Gap has exposed what many of us working in the industry have known for years - that there is institutional sexism and racism seeping through the media industry. Like a stinking turd in the communal toilet, the BBC have been desperately trying to spray air-freshener (in the form of Doctor Who) all … Continue reading The BBC Pay Gap – what you should know
Erica Gornall & Jennifer Shaw Shooting Producers To find out the full story, watch ‘Catching a Killer: The Search for Natalie Hemming on Thursday June 1st, 9pm on Channel 4. Erica Gornall - The Police 'Get to Milton Keynes custody now. There's a woman missing and her partner has been arrested.' That call sparks a … Continue reading The Making of… Catching a Killer: The Search for Natalie Hemming
Oh dear, it's another fun run to sponsor! Yes it is, and what a great cause it is for. It is a rare occasion when I peel myself off my chair and wibble around a course but I had to when I found out what it was for. A few years ago my colleague Jezza … Continue reading Running for Education – please sponsor!
I'm really proud that team True Vision (Anna, Brian, Paddy) have the nomination for Bafta for our film Behind Closed Doors. It was a really tough film to make, took me into a world I knew little about and I came out changed, far more educated and with real respect for the survivors whose bravery … Continue reading Bafta Nomination – Behind Closed Doors