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The Football Club: Artist in Residence


THE FOOTBALL CLUB
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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NOMINATED - BEST SPECIALIST FACTUAL PROGRAMME, BROADCAST AWARDS 2019

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A STORYVAULT FILMS Production for CHANNEL 4

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The Football Club: Artist in Residence


THE FOOTBALL CLUB
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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NOMINATED - BEST SPECIALIST FACTUAL PROGRAMME, BROADCAST AWARDS 2019

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A STORYVAULT FILMS Production for CHANNEL 4


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1 x 60 minutes for Channel 4

ABOUT

West Bromwich Albion Football club can’t have known what a disastrous season they were going to have when they invited portrait artist Tai Shan Schierenberg in to observe them at close quarters. From the high profile sacking of manager Tony Pulis to their fight against relegation, this revealing and thought-provoking film sees Schierenberg create art that tells a fascinating story about the world of premier league football. 

Filmed, Produced and Directed by Marcus Plowright
Presented by Tai Shan Schierenberg

A Storyvault Films production for Channel 4.


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Generation Gifted


Generation Gifted



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2 episodes for BBC Two

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Filmed over three years starting in 2017, this series kicks off with two films following the lives of 6 teenagers from low income backgrounds across Britain. As they begin their journey towards their GCSEs, the realities they face gives us a viewpoint of social mobility in Britain today, through the eyes of 6 extraordinarily talented people.

Directed by Marcus Plowright and Luke Sewell
Edited by Steve Barclay
Executive Produced by Ed Coulthard and Sacha Baveystock

A Blast Films Production for BBC Two.


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American High School


AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL

 

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WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME BROADCAST DIGITAL AWARDS 2017

NOMINATED - BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES, BROADCAST AWARDS 2018

NOMINATED - BEST DIRECTOR DOCUMENTARY/FACTUAL RTS CRAFT AND DESIGN AWARDS 2017

NOMINATED - BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES, TELEVISUAL BULLDOG AWARDS 2018

 

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A Swan Films Production for BBC Three

American High School


AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL

 

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WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME BROADCAST DIGITAL AWARDS 2017

NOMINATED - BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES, BROADCAST AWARDS 2018

NOMINATED - BEST DIRECTOR DOCUMENTARY/FACTUAL RTS CRAFT AND DESIGN AWARDS 2017

NOMINATED - BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES, TELEVISUAL BULLDOG AWARDS 2018

 

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A Swan Films Production for BBC Three


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6 episodes for BBC Three and BBC ONE
4 episodes for National Geographic (US) Distributed by All 3 Media

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Winner Digital Broadcast Awards 2017 - Best Documentary Programme
Nominated RTS Craft Awards 2017  - Best Director
Nominated - Broadcast Awards 2018 - Best Documentary Series

ABOUT

Filmed over the course of one year at a high school in South Carolina, this series follows students as they prepare for the next step in life. From Friday night football to graduation; from dates at the diner to senior prom, American High School captures intimate life-changing moments of these teenagers’ journey to adulthood. This is high school as you’ve never seen it before, offering unique insights into what it means to be young and black in America today.

Filmed Directed and Produced by Marcus Plowright  
Executive Produced by Neil Crombie and Joe Evans 

A Swan Films Production for BBC Three.


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Muslim Drag Queens


MUSLIM DRAG QUEENS

 

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Nominated – Breakthrough Talent, 2016 BAFTA Craft Award

Shortlisted – Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme (Domestic), Grierson Awards 2016

Shortlisted – Best Newcomer Documentary, Grierson Awards 2016

 

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A Swan Films Production for Channel 4

Muslim Drag Queens


MUSLIM DRAG QUEENS

 

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Nominated – Breakthrough Talent, 2016 BAFTA Craft Award

Shortlisted – Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme (Domestic), Grierson Awards 2016

Shortlisted – Best Newcomer Documentary, Grierson Awards 2016

 

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A Swan Films Production for Channel 4


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1 x hour Channel 4 / Available on All 4 / ABC Australia (distributed by All 3 Media)

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

BAFTA Nominated – Breakthrough Talent (Marcus Plowright), 2016 Craft Award    
Shortlisted – Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme (Domestic), Grierson Awards 2016
Shortlisted – Best Newcomer Documentary (for Marcus Plowright), Grierson Awards 2016

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Narrated by Sir Ian McKellen, this documentary allows unprecedented insight into the clandestine gay Asian or ‘Gaysian’ community in the UK which provides a haven for young men who are unable to publicly reconcile their sexuality with their cultural identity and traditions. Homosexuality is widely deemed to be forbidden within Islam and the exhibitionist nature of drag remains one of the ultimate taboos for many British Asians – forcing the entire scene underground. This sensitively-made film focusses on the stories of three of the 100-150 Muslim Drag Queens who face the seemingly insurmountable challenge of gaining acceptance and tolerance within their own wider communities.

Filmed, Directed and Produced by Marcus Plowright
Executive Produced by Neil Crombie and Joe Evans
A Swan Films Production for Channel 4


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Grayson Perry's Dream House


GRAYSON PERRY'S DREAM HOUSE

A Swan Films Production for Channel 4

Grayson Perry's Dream House


GRAYSON PERRY'S DREAM HOUSE

A Swan Films Production for Channel 4


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1 x hour Channel 4 / Available on All 4

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Nominated – Specialist Factual BAFTA, 2016 Television Awards  
Nominated – Best Arts, Royal Television Society Programme Awards                              
Nominated – Best Presenter, Royal Television Society Programme Awards

ABOUT

Grayson Perry’s Dream House charts the creation of Grayson’s riskiest and most personal public artwork of his career: a loving tribute and celebration of his homeland of Essex inspired by his life and the people he grew up amongst. This is his tribute to Essex Women in all their glory and a powerful challenge to the reductive myth of the ‘Essex Girl.’

Directed by Neil Crombie
Filmed and Edited by Marcus Plowright
A Swan Films Production for Channel 4