I could not be happier to announce two award nominations and one win for the Escape from ISIS team.
First off, my fantastic fixer Hassan Ashwor has won the prestigious Martin Adler award from the Rory Peck Trust for his tireless work supporting international coverage of the conflict with ISIS – including of course his indispensable support for me on Escape from ISIS. Couldn’t have done it without him, so well done Hassan.
The film has also been nominated in the Best Feature Documentary Category at the Foreign Press Association Awards, alongside brilliant work by film-makers like Dan Edge and Nick Read, two of the best Directors around.
Finally, I am also extremely honoured to let you know that I have been nominated for the Best Non-Fiction Director of 2015 by the Royal Television Society. As many of you know, I won’t be in the country when the winner is announced at the ceremony on November 30th – but keep your fingers crossed!