THE DIRECTOR: CHLOE FAIRWEATHER
Chloe Fairweather is a BBC trained documentary filmmaker and video journalist specialising in social documentaries about sensitive and important stories. She produced and directed the critically acclaimed and Grierson Shortlisted MR ALZHEIMERS AND ME for CBBC filming from the point of children whose grandparents have dementia. She spent a year in the National Health Services and Social Services in East Birmingham making the BAFTA nominated BBC 2 series BBC 2 series PROTECTING OUR PARENTS. She co-produced BBC 2’s MY CHILD THE RIOTER with BAFTA and Emmy award winning Director Olly Lambert and PBS Frontline’s PRISON STATE with Emmy and Oscar Award winning Producer/ Director Dan Edge.
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THE PRODUCER: SINEAD KIRWAN
Sinead Kirwan, the film’s producer, previously worked on STILL THE ENEMY WITHIN, a critically acclaimed crowdfunded documentary examining the impact of the 1984-85 UK miners’ strike on ordinary people. The film won the 2014 Sheffield Documentary Audience Award, a nomination for a Focal Award, was selected for Hotdocs in Toronto and was shortlisted for a Grierson award. It was screened in independent cinemas across the UK becoming one of the top-grossing documentaries of 2014.
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THE PRODUCER: SEDA GOKCE
Seda Gökçe is an Istanbul based producer, mainly focused on gender inequality and domestic violence. She directed Şantiye (The Worksite), a documentary about economic and cultural changes in the former soviet city of Baku/Azerbaijan and the effects of these changes on gender roles. The film was from the point of view a female site chief coming from Turkey for Al Jazeera Turkish. She worked for several feature films and commercials as an assistant director.
THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: CHRISTINA ASQUITH
Christina Asquith is an independent journalist based out of Istanbul, Turkey, with a focus on investigative reporting of women’s lives, with articles published in New York Times, ELLE Magazine, The Guardian, Washington Post and others. Recently, she executively produced two short documentaries on Syrian and Turkish women, shown in the NYTimes and ELLE.com. Prior to Istanbul, Christina covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as a freelancer for 10 years, writing, SISTERS IN WAR, published by Random House in 2009. Christina started her career at The New York Times Boston Bureau, and was a staffer at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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THE COMPANY: TIGERLILY PRODUCTIONS
Natasha Dack-Ojumu, our second executive producer, co-managing director of Tigerlily Productions, a UK based company producing consistently innovative work in documentary, drama and feature films. Natasha has produced several successful films includin SHE, A CHINESE, the BAFTA and RTS award winning feature length drama, PLEASURELAND (C4), the critically acclaimed documentaries BLACK POWER SALUTE (BBC), AFTER THE APOCALYPSE (C4), PLUS TUBULAR BELLS (BBC4)and Caligari Film Prize (Berlin), Best International Documentary (HotDocs) and Best British Feature Documentary (BritDoc) winner 37 USES FOR A DEAD SHEEP. Natasha also executive produced the BAFTA nominated MCCULLIN and TRANSGENDER AND OVER 60 (Newsnight).
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