A career retrospective of one the UK’s finest documentary filmmakers.
Jeanie will discuss how she discovers the intimate and idiosyncratic stories for her documentaries and how to craft films for a global audience. How does Jeanie get shy, quiet, and unassuming people to open up on camera and tell their bold and breath-taking stories? This can only be achieved by a documentary filmmaker who has mastered their craft. Jeanie will reveal just how she does it.
Jeanie is one of Britain’s most distinctive documentary makers. Her acclaimed films tell intimate stories to international audiences, whether inviting them behind the scenes of Teesside’s last record shop in her home town in Sound it Out, to sharing the extraordinary journey of a British transgender man pregnant with his child in Seahorse, or onto the set of the world’s biggest television show – Game Of Thrones: The Last Watch.
Her films, although varied in subject matter, are all made with the same steel and heart, sharing an empathetic approach to bringing overlooked and untold stories to the screen.