a feature length documentary for cinema release –
co-Produced with Western Edge Pictures
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Film Distribution
Producer: Vaughan Sivell
Vaughan Sivell is an Award Winning Producer, Director and Writer. He runs Western Edge Pictures and the Gennaker Group, a suite of media finance companies based in Wales and London. Vaughan’s first feature film, THIRD STAR starring Benedict Cumberbatch, became a break-out hit in 2011 engaging passionate fans around the globe. WEP + Gennaker co-productions to date include; THE CANAL (Dir. Ivan Kavanagh) which premiered at Tribeca in 2014, multi-award winning short BALCONY (Dir. Toby Fell Holden), PREVENGE (Dir. Alice Lowe) which opened Venice Critics’ Week in 2016 and RARE BEASTS (Dir. Billie Piper) which premiered at Venice Critics’ Week in 2019. In 2015 Vaughan made his directorial debut with MR CALZAGHE, an epic documentary about the Welsh Boxing legend. Financed by Gennaker, the film was released by eOne, and won three BAFTA Cymru awards including Best Director (Factual) and Special Achievement in Film Craft. His follow up to this was PISTORIUS, the story of the Paralympic and Olympic athlete and convicted murderer set against the political backdrop of South Africa. This much anticipated 4-part documentary series was released globally by Amazon in 2018 to great acclaim.
Executive Producer: Lee Brazier
Lee Brazier is a former FilmFour Creative Executive and was Head of Distribution and Acquisitions at Cinescope Entertainment. Lee’s credits include: Mission to Lars, Charlotte Grey and East is East. He was recently Executive Producer on ‘Yesterday’ directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and written by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral).
Writer/Director: Jo Lewis
Jo Lewis is an award winning Director with a wealth of experience in feature film production and international documentaries for The Discovery Channel. Film production work includes films by Mike Leigh, Anthony Mingella, Ridley Scott and Andrea Arnold. She recently produced and directed #sugarwater (55mins) an observational documentary about the first ever Deaf and disabled performance at the National Theatre by Graeae Theatre Company. The featured play is ‘The Solid Life of Sugar Water’ by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child). The film features contributions by Jenny Sealey (Director Paralympic Opening Ceremony London 2012) Rufus Norris (Director National Theatre) and Sir Peter Blake. Simon Gilchrist was the Executive Producer and this was the first time that outside cameras had been allowed full access to the National Theatre and NT Studio. The film premiered at the St Louis Film Festival (named one of the 25 key films) and had its UK premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival. The film will screen at the Genesis Cinema in December as part of Disability Awareness.
Editor: Chris Crookall
Chris was 1st Assistant Editor on Fox Searchlight’s TOLKIEN and was Archive Editor/1st Assistant Editor on Film4 & MGM’s wrestling film – FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY.
His TV drama credits include cutting on 3 series of BBC Drama MOVING ON, which won RTS award for ‘Best Daytime Series’, Chris has edited on the new BBC One comedy drama PITCHING IN, 5 star’s women’s prison drama CLINK and has been the additonal editor on Stephen Poliakoff’s latest epic mini series SUMMER OF ROCKETS starring Timothy Spall and Keeley Hawes.
Chris’s currently working on the final episode of 6 part BBC adaptation of Man Booker Prize-winning novel THE LUMINARIES for Working Title Television. His latest work can be seen on BBC iPlayer for the most recent series of Jimmy McGovern’s MOVING ON.
Producer: Keaton Stone
Keaton has a background as a Producer over various genres for television, predominantly for the BBC and has filmed in many countries around the world. He has also developed, cast & helped produce advertising campaigns for global companies & has written numerous articles for publication.
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