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Documentary Feature Film
Shot over ten years and prompted by the death of her father, filmmaker Joan explores Britain’s colonial past and the legacy her dual black and white heritage has had on her life.

VIRTUAL SCREENING
January 14 – February 13, 2024

CREDITS

Director: Joan Hillery
Writer: Joan Hillery
Producer: David Wiles
Producer: Robbie Samuels
Producer: Sagal Aden Buxton
Genre: Race, Politics, History
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 60 mins.
Contact: [email protected]

CAST

Joan Hillery

Director Biography
Joan Hillery

I Am An Multi Award Winning Mixed Raced Female Documentary And Content Director And Writer Based In The UK Who Has Come From Humble Beginnings Yet Is Well Known For Have A Unique On-Screen Style And Left Field Perspective On Life That Results In Mesmerising Results.

I Am Known For My Unnerving Yet Charming Interview Technique, Which Is Designed To Draw Out Captivating, Authentic And Often Unanticipated Deliveries From Those In Front Of The Camera. Whether The Contributor Is A Celebrity Or A Member Of The Public I Direct Them All With The Expectation That They Must Say Something That They Have Never Said Before In A Way That They’d Never Expect To Say It. I Specialise In Capturing The Imperfect Beauty Of Peoples’ Thoughts And Visions Which Can Be Cathartic, Illuminating And Exhilarating For All.

I Was At The BBC For Twenty Years. I Started On A Work Placement, I Had No Qualifications, And The BBC Ended Up Keeping Me. I Have Won Multiple Promaxes And Kinsale Sharks And Was Nominated For A Royal Television Society Award. I Have Directed Many Celebrities Including Louis Theroux, Dame Kelly Holmes, Alan Davies, Fiona Bruce, David Attenborough, Gary Lineker, The Dragons From Dragons Den, Dame Zandra Rhodes, Vic And Bob, Colin Jackson And Paralympian Richard Whitehead.

I Have Directed Content And Commercials For BBC ONE, BBC TWO, BBC NEWS, UKTV GOLD, UKTV DRAMA, BARCLAYS, TESCOS, NISSAN, THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION And PETS AT HOME.

Director Statement

To do great interviews for great documentaries you ask the right questions in the wrong order. That way the contributors will always see their own story from an unpredictable angle.