No Fire Zone

“Shocking” —The Guardian

“Vitally Important” —Empire

“An absolute must see” —Nepali Times

“A Tour de Force” —Movies That Matter

—Time Out

“Utterly Convincing” —Toronto Globe and Mail

—Faded Glamour

“Haunting, disturbing…unforgettable” - Right Now, Australia

“Beautifully crafted and heart-wrenching” —Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

—London Film Review

“Devastating” —Hoopla Australia

“Will break your heart” —Toronto Film Scene

“Shocks on every level” —The London Film Review

“Essential viewing” —Time Out UK

“One of the most chilling documentaries I’ve watched” — David Cameron, UK Prime Minister

“The only film that gives me faith in journalism” - M.I.A, musician and artist

“Images sufficiently graphic to give you nightmares – but sometimes it takes a nightmare to wake us up”—Now Magazine

DIRECTOR

Callum Macrae

Callum is a multi-award-winning film-maker, writer and journalist.  An Emmy, BAFTA and Grierson nominee, his television films have ranged from current affairs investigations to observational documentaries to polemics. For the last two years running he has been in the top 3 of Broadcast Magazine’s top ten UK TV directors across all genres.

Callum Macrae grew up in Nigeria and Scotland. He studied painting for five years, was a dustman for two years, ran a pirate radio station for six months and was a teacher for seven years. He was a member of the Official Edinburgh Festival’s governing Council and President of Edinburgh and District Trades Council. For two years he produced a weekly satirical cartoon strip for the Times Educational Supplement. He then became a full-time writer working initially for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Scotsman, The Herald and The Guardian. He joined The Observer as Scottish correspondent, where he stayed for three years winning the Campaigning Journalist of the Year award in 1992

In 1992, he moved into television, presenting and reporting on Channel 4's weekly magazine programs Hard News, and investigative legal series The Brief. For six years he was an on-screen reporter on Channel 4’s flagship investigative strand Dispatches before becoming a director.

He has made many films since, both in the UK and around the world, including Iraq, Sri Lanka, Japan, Haiti and several in Africa, including Cote D’Ivoire, Uganda, Mali, and Sudan on subjects ranging from international conflict to sex-workers rights. He has won a large number of awards including RTS awards and Peabody and Columbia Dupont Awards in the US and has made films for a range of broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Al Jazeera and PBS in the US.

His most recent project is the feature documentary, No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka which has won several awards including The Audience Awards at the Nuremberg Film Festival and Watch Docs in Poland, as well as the Human Rights award at the Festival des Liberties in Brussels.

He founded Outsider Television with his wife Alex Sutherland in 1993. He lives in England.

 

PRODUCER

Zoe Sale


Zoe Sale is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. She worked on both previous UK TV documentaries about Sri Lanka. For the last twelve years she has been making current affairs and factual programming for the BBC, ITV, ITN, C4, C5 and National Geographic. Before training as a journalist she worked as a political researcher and environmental lobbyist.


EDITOR

Michael Nollet


Michael Nollet began his career assisting in the cutting rooms of Michael Winterbottom (24-Hour Party People), Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank) and Ridley Scott (Kingdom of Heaven).
His work editing feature-length documentary includes "100 Doors" (Nominated for Best Feature Documentary, British Independent Film Awards), "Moving to Mars" (Worldwide Version), "9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers" (Darlow Smithson Productions) and "Windscale: A Nuclear Disaster" BBC

 

Original Music

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts has been composing music for over fifteen years, from commissioned work to his own releases. His first commissioned work was in theatre, from national to youth productions and in 2004 he scored music for a West End theatre production in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. His work progressed onto composing music for commercials and he was sought out to produce the dark seminal soundscape for Luke Scott’s scary Specsavers ad. Other commissions followed in this field including the signature tune for an international Grolsch campaign, a punchy Campari ad and more recently a quirky hairdresser commercial for Yakult. Composing soundtracks for television came next, with poignant and emotive scores for Channel 4’s Cutting Edge and The Secret Millionaire through to various commissions from all BBC channels.

Wayne scored the music for No Fire Zone – The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka. For this production Wayne flew to Budapest to work and record with a 40 piece Orchestra

Wayne has been composing music for over fifteen years, from commissioned work to his own releases. His first commissioned work was in theatre, from national to youth productions and in 2004 he scored music for a West End theatre production in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. His work progressed onto composing music for commercials and he was sought out to produce the dark seminal soundscape for Luke Scott’s scary Specsavers ad. Other commissions followed in this field including the signature tune for an international Grolsch campaign, a punchy Campari ad and more recently a quirky hairdresser commercial for Yakult. Composing soundtracks for television came next, with poignant and emotive scores for Channel 4’s Cutting Edge and The Secret Millionaire through to various commissions from all BBC channels.

Wayne has recently scored the music for the multi-award winning documentary feature film No Fire Zone – The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka which previewed at International film festivals and premiers in Uk cinemas later this year. For this production Wayne flew to Budapest to work and record with a 40 piece Orchestra.

- See more at: http://www.blipaudio.com/cv/#sthash.TE4qpcuT.dpuf

Wayne has been composing music for over fifteen years, from commissioned work to his own releases. His first commissioned work was in theatre, from national to youth productions and in 2004 he scored music for a West End theatre production in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. His work progressed onto composing music for commercials and he was sought out to produce the dark seminal soundscape for Luke Scott’s scary Specsavers ad. Other commissions followed in this field including the signature tune for an international Grolsch campaign, a punchy Campari ad and more recently a quirky hairdresser commercial for Yakult. Composing soundtracks for television came next, with poignant and emotive scores for Channel 4’s Cutting Edge and The Secret Millionaire through to various commissions from all BBC channels.

Wayne has recently scored the music for the multi-award winning documentary feature film No Fire Zone – The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka which previewed at International film festivals and premiers in Uk cinemas later this year. For this production Wayne flew to Budapest to work and record with a 40 piece Orchestra.

- See more at: http://www.blipaudio.com/cv/#sthash.TE4qpcuT.dpuf

 

Camera

Vaughan Matthews

 

Outreach Producer

Joanna Natsegara

Joanna is an award winning producer and impact producer at Violet Films; currently the only company in the UK combining social impact strategy and film production. Violet is an ethical consultancy specialising in bespoke outreach campaigns and maximising the social change potential for film and media projects. Joanna has extensive experience in documentary film having directed and produced documentaries covering social justice and politics. She has worked on some of the world’s most impactful feature documentaries  including No Fire Zone. Most recently Joanna produced the BAFTA and Academy Award nominated VIRUNGA

 

Production Manager

Selina Kaye

 

Executive Producer Channel 4

Dorothy Bryne


Dorothy Byrne executive producer for Channel 4 is currently head of news and current affairs for channel Channel 4 and has a career in documentary and current affairs stretching back nearly thirty years.Previously she was  commissioning editor for Dispatches. Prior to this she was the editor for “The Big Story” and a producer for “World in Action”.

 

Executive Producer ITN

Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw is currently Editorial Director for ITN productions. His career within News and current affairs spans 30 years with broadcasters including Channel 4, ITN, Chasnnel 5 and Sky News

Executive Producer BRITDOC

Sandra Whipham


Sandra Whipham is currently a Director at the Britdoc Foundation having previously been Deputy Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 in charge of commissioning the True Stories strand and also set up and ran an independent production house London Fields Pictures

Campaign Coordinator

Mark Williams

Mark has been involved in documentary and current affairs production for the past 8 years and has worked on programmes for BBC Panorama, Discovery, Al Jazeera, and Channel 4 as well as other independent productions.


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