In Brain Injury (working title), Theroux will spend time with staff and patients at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, one of the UK’s largest providers of neuro-behavioural rehabilitation, to find out how individuals and their loved ones cope with life-changing brain injuries that effect an estimated one million people in the UK.
With 30,000 homeless young people having been refused local housing by councils in the last year alone, according to Centrepoint, Manderson aims to look at the problems underlying the issue of young homelessness in Sleeping Rough (working title).
Documentary maker Kim Longinotto has been named as the 2015 recipient of the BBC Grierson Trustees’ Award.
The Grierson Trust awards, often referred to as the Oscars of the documentary world, were set up in memory of the Scottish documentary maker John Grierson, to celebrate the best work in the field.
Longinotto has made a name for herself creating films that focus on the lives of women across the globe, giving a voice to many living in repressed societies.
As a director of photography, Nicola Daley works with drama and documentary directors to enhance their films with creative camera angles, lighting and composition. Here Daley, a graduate of the Australian Film, TV and Radio school, gives her tips on how to break into cinematography.
Last week, I was standing in a fly-fishing shop in a small town in Montana telling the owner I worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. "Oh, so you're from Bristol," was his reply.
OK, he was a wildlife fan and did then ask if David Attenborough was my neighbour, but it does illustrate that Bristol and the NHU's reputation go far and wide.
I joined in my late twenties to work on the Attenborough blockbuster The Trials of Life. I thought I'd stay for the three years it took to make the series and then move on.
Fixed rig is an increasingly popular way of story telling in television and, as Channel 4's Commissioning Editor David Brindley points out, an excellent way of breaking into factual and documentary programming. In this video David offers his best tips on getting a job with the huge production teams, and how to excel once your on board.