Produced by DSP for ITV Network, this feature-length documentary examined the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history. Directed by Grierson Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated documentary maker Marcus Plowright, this film told the story of how thousands of British haemophiliacs were infected and died from HIV and Hepatitis C after being prescribed infected blood products by the NHS. This landmark film offered viewers a vivid insight into the scale and impact of the tragedy.
Delighted that In Cold Blood has been nominated for a Grierson Trust Award, in the Best Current Affairs Documentary category. Congratulations to director Marcus Plowright and the team at Darlow Smithson Productions
Delighted to hear that my score for Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage has been nominated for a Music and Sound Award in the Best Original Composition in a Television Programme category. Winners will be announced on the 16th July 2019, via the Twitter feed, website and industry press.
Strokes of Genius
Entrant + Composer: Jeremy Turner
Entrant: Bleeding Fingers Music
Composer: Jacob Shea for Bleeding Fingers Music
Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage – Episode 1 – Death
Entrant + Composer: Alexander Parsons
The Simpsons: “Treehouse of Horror XXIX”
Entrant: Bleeding Fingers Music
Composer: Andrew Christie for Bleeding Fingers Music
The Jazz Ambassadors
Entrant + Composer: Michael J. McEvoy at Rezzonator Music
Entrant + Composer: Anne Nikitin
I Can’t Go To School Today (BBC Learning, 2016) has won a BAFTA Children’s Awards in the category Learning – Primary. The ceremony was held at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 20 November.
I Can’t Go To School Today is a series of animated documentaries for BBC exploring the experiences of children living with different illnesses and conditions. Using the testimonies of six young people, Mosaic Films worked with animators to tell their story visually.
Each of these films tells of the experiences of a young person whose life is markedly different from their peers, and who have all taken time off school because of their illness.
The series is available on BBC Bitesize.
Directed and Produced by: Andy Glynne
Animation Directors: Nandita Jain & Salvador Maldonado
Music and Sound Design: Alexander Parsons
Muslim Drag Queens, from director Marcus Plowright allows unprecedented insight into the clandestine gay Asian or ‘Gaysian’ community in the UK which provides a haven for young men who are unable to publically reconcile their sexuality with their cultural identity and traditions. Homosexuality is widely deemed to be forbidden within Islam and the exhibitionist nature of drag remains one of the ultimate taboos for many British Asians – forcing the entire scene underground. This sensitively-made film focusses on the stories of three of the 100-150 Muslim Drag Queens who face the seemingly insurmountable challenge of gaining acceptance and tolerance within their own wider communities.
“There is a whole community that is living in Britain which is hidden. Now is the time to come out. You’ve got to be big. You’ve got to be bold. And you’ve got to have balls of steel.” Asif Quaraishi /Asifa Lahore
Commissioning Editor David Brindley says: “This is an incredibly important, surprising and moving film. Those who have chosen to tell their stories have done so with immense bravery and speak so eloquently about the struggles they have faced. With piercing honesty, Muslim Drag Queens gets right to the heart of a community that has up until now remained hidden from the wider British public.”
Produced and Directed by Marcus Plowright
Executive Producers: Neil Cromboe and Joe Evans
Composer: Alexander Parsons
Production Company: Swan Films