Category: Documentary

Secret World of Lewis Carroll, Telegraph review: ‘Excellent’

The Secret World of Lewis Carroll, review: ‘excellent’. Martha Kearney’s wonderfully engaging portrait shows us the scandalous and imaginative side of Carroll.

The Secret World of Lewis Carroll (BBC Two) was an excellent programme. Terry Ramsey, Telegraph
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Extreme Dog Styling
Channel 4, New Year’s Eve

Across America, poodles are being crimped, pimped and dyed to compete in a multi-million-dollar activity. Extreme creative dog grooming is a fiercely competitive world where groomers vie to turn their dogs into ever more outlandish designs, with the owners as colourful as their canine creations.

Every year they come together at the world’s largest grooming event in Hershey, Pennsylvania: the Olympics of creative grooming.

 

The competition has always been dominated by big American groomers. But now, one British dog-lover, Su Eld-Weaver, travels with her poodle, Dobby, in an against-the-odds bid to beat the Americans.

For the first time in history, could a British dog triumph at Hershey? And could Dobby become the first non-American poodle ever to grace the cover of the industry’s prestigious Groomer to Groomer magazine?

 

First Broadcast: Channel 4 – 30th December 2013

Company: Swan Films
Producer: Joe Evans
Director: Marvyn Benoit
Music: Alexander Parsons

 

“Think of the movie Best in Show and ramp it up ten notches.” The Guardian
“Hilariously funny…Simon Callow’s straight-faced narration makes it unmissable.” The Observer
Prepare for your jaws to drop… It’s like the film Best in Show but actual real life.” Heat

Are You a Psychopath? Test Yourself

Broadcasting on Channel 4 at 9pm, Psychopath Night is a two-hour documentary I had the pleasure of scoring, alongside good friends and collaborators Sandy Nuttgens and Spike Scott.

Psychopaths are a ruthless breed who lie, manipulate and sometimes murder with no hint of conscience of remorse. One per cent of the population are classified as psychopathic. There may be one in your office. There could be one on your street. They are all around us, often in positions of power.

Psychopath Night unravels the mystery of this minority, with the help of leading experts. The programme goes inside the minds of psychopaths, finds out how to spot a psychopath, and meets real psychopathic killers.

Life In a Day: The Minicab Office

Life In A Day – The Minicab Office is a heart-warming, funny and surprising documentary about city life seen through the eyes of taxi drivers.

Courtesy Taxis is one of the biggest taxi firms in Norwich, with its 57 drivers and staff manning the office 24 hours a day, there is never a dull moment.

At the weekends the taxi office’s waiting room is usually full of clubbers looking for somewhere warm to eat their late night kebab. During the week Courtesy Taxis hosts all sorts of different characters, from the beloved old couple to the stern businessman, there is always a story to be told.

A ‘mini-rig’ of fixed cameras in both the mini-cab office and within the taxis themselves gives never seen before access to customers, following the story and journey seamlessly.

Producer: Tammy Hoyle
Production Company: Mentorn Media

Alex Brooker: My Perfect Body

I’m delighted to be composing the soundtrack to the Channel 4’s and Mentorn Media documentary Alex Brooker: My Perfect Body.

Ever since he was a teenager,  Alex Brooker (one third of the Paralympic runaway hit show The Last Leg) has struggled with his weight. Now he has decided that it is time he did something about it. He has three months before he embarks on a beach holiday to Croatia with his gang of super sporty mates and he is determined to get in shape before he gets his kit off in front of the gang.

Self shot by the director Eddie Hutton-Mills, the film will give a very intimate, bright and funny look into the world of male weight loss and body image.

To keep up to date with his progress, Alex has set up a blog. You can also follow him on Twitter here.