I am an Emmy award-winning, BAFTA nominated filmmaker who has directed over twenty documentaries for international broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4 and PBS in America. My films have covered everything from war crimes in the Congo to the colourful lives of residents in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
My film Escape from ISIS exposed the brutal treatment of the estimated 4 million women living under the rule of the Islamic State and, for the first time on television, told the extraordinary story of an underground network trying to save those it can. It received numerous international awards and citations, including an International Emmy and Bafta nomination for Best Current Affairs Documentary.
The film also won Amnesty International’s award for Best Human Rights Documentary 2015, the Royal Television Society’s award for Best International Current Affairs 2016 and a Broadcast award for Best News & Current Affairs Programme 2016. It has also been honoured by the Overseas Press Club of America for Best International Reporting in broadcast media and the Robert F Kennedy Center for Human Rights, receiving the Best International Television award. I was also nominated for Best Factual Director 2015 by the Royal Television Society.