Telling it like it is: producing documentaries

ARTS HUB UK — Long gone are the days when documentaries were perceived as fusty, tired and boring. The popularity of feature length documentary hits like Bowling for Columbine, Super Size Me and An Inconvenient Truth has paved the way for documentary producers worldwide. Ellie Campbell speaks to documentary producer Katherine Crawley, cofounder of DOCFactory, about her work.
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ARTS HUB UK — Documentary producer, Katherine Crawley, has a lot to thank Michael Moore for.

Long gone are the days when documentaries were perceived as fusty, tired and boring. The popularity of feature length documentary hits like Bowling for Columbine, Super Size Me and An Inconvenient Truth has paved the way for documentary producers worldwide.

And Katherine, along with many of her counterparts, is capitalising upon the form’s revived popularity. For the first time in cinema history, feature length documentaries now draw in the crowds.

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Ellie Campbell
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Ellie Campbell works in film and television production. Her production team credits include Moulin Rouge, The Matrix, Love My Way and more recently, Sinchronicity for the BBC. She has had articles and fiction published in both US and Australian journals.
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