Our friends at The Talent Manager have been publishing blogs from some of this years’ Grierson-nominated filmmakers. Take a look at them below…

Director Brian Hill on Terms and Conditions: A UK Drill Story

Nominated in the Storm Best Arts or Music Documentary category, Terms and Conditions: A UK Drill Story explores “the world of drill, with its own language and rules and shifting allegiances.”

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Jeremy Lee on Hometown: A Killing

Home: A Killing earned a nomination for presenter Mobeen Azhar in the Warner Bros Television Production UK Best Documentary Presenter category as well as a nod in Netflix Best Documentary Series! Find out about how the programme aims to “document the REAL journalistic process."

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Director Laura Warner on Tigers: Hunting the Traffikers

Tigers: Hunting the Traffikers is up for Discovery Best Natural History Documentary. Director Laura Warner describes how she and the other filmmakers wanted “the audience to feel as though they were experiencing the realities of the investigation on the ground.”

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Hannah Currie and Beth Allen on That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore is nominated in the Rumi Foundation Best Documentary Short category. Hannah “knew there was something uniquely fascinating about the light and shade” in the story of her aunt and uncle’s marriage as they contend with her uncle’s brain injury.

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Ellen Evans on Country Girl

Country Girl is nominated in the All3Media Best Student Documentary category. Ellen says her subject Lillith“felt to me like a complete contradiction, and I wanted the film to produce the sensation of being with her.”

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Anna Hall on The Family Secret

The Family Secret is a nominee in Envy Best Single Documentary – Domestic category. Director Anna Hall describes how the Restorative Justice case they ended up filming was completely unexpected and complex. She says once they met their subject, Kath they “instantly knew we had to make this film - she was articulate, compelling, and determined to tell her story.”

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Lead Borromeo on Witness: The Mortician of Manila

Witness: The Mortician of Manila is a nominated for The Rumi Foundation Best Documentary Short. Director Leah talks about trying to find a subject for the film whose “class and views [were] different from my own to challenge to my preconceptions and ego.”

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Published: 11 November 2020

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