This year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest takes place from 9-14 June, and Directors UK will be hosting a new session on standing out from the crowd — featuring an experienced panel of directors.
Taking place at midday on Tuesday 13 June, our session — “Standing Out from the Crowd: The Director’s voice in Factual TV” — explores how directors can utilise their individual skills to make outstanding television that’ll leave an impression.
Our panel will include directors Dan Reed, Bruce Goodison and Amanda Richardson, and the session will be moderated by director Louise Say. With decades worth of experience between them, in a range of documentary series and formats, the panel will discuss the aspects of how they have been able to creatively input into shows, and what methods they have used to get their own distinctive directorial voice heard, within the constraints of Factual TV.
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Read on to find out more about our panel.
Louise Say is a Series Producer and Director. Recent credits include Prison: First & Last 24 Hours and Air Ambulance ER. Her previous work includes Robson Green: Extreme Fisherman, How the Universe Works and Future Weapons. She directed Episode 1 of the landmark series Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World.
About Louise Say
About Dan Reed
Dan Reed has directed documentaries for BBC, Channel 4 and HBO, winning a number of awards for his work including 5 BAFTAs. His films — whether observed or re-told — combine exhaustive research and investigation with intimate, character-led storytelling and a cinematic approach to sound and picture.
About Bruce Goodison
Bruce Goodison is one of Britain’s most highly regarded award-winning directors. He works across both documentary and drama, broadening storytelling possibilities of difficult and morally complex subjects such as war, asylum and crime. Among many others, he has won Grierson and RTS awards for Our World War and his recent RTS-winning film Murdered By My Father has also been nominated for a BAFTA.
About Amanda Richardson
Amanda Richardson is an award winning obs-doc shooting PD with over 20 years experience in broadcast television with credits including Modern Times Quality Time, Once A Soldier and US Babies Behind Bars. Documentary feature Carry Greenham Home has a cult following and most recently she was one of the shooting PDs on BBC2’s Hospital series. She has won Grierson, RTS, Press Guild of GB and Amnesty Media awards for her work on BBC productions.