ARCHIE POWELL

Series Director – Producer/Director

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• Specialist in history, arts, spec factual and entertainment documentaries.

• I have directed work for all UK terrestrial channels + Sky and US cable networks.

• RTS Nominated for Best Arts Programme, 2013 (Story of Grime and UK Hip-Hop)

• Archive docs, presenter-led, obs doc, drama re-con, multi-cam performance.

• I have entirely self-shot several of my documentaries (XF305, C300)

• Filmed in locations all over the world, including the USA, Brazil, Soweto, Ukraine, Iceland, Cuba, Jamaica, India, Namibia and Senegal

• Debut drama short, Janet and Bernard, officially selected: London Short Film Fest; Encounters Film Fest; Leeds International Film Fest; LA Indie Film Festival

 

Recent productions include:

DISCOVERING ITALY WITH STANLEY TUCCI (Raw TV for CNN) 1 x 60’, December – Feb 2019 (as Edit Producer)

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW: JED MERCURIO (Director’s Cut Productions for Sky Arts) 1 x 60’, July 2019

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW: SONIA FRIEDMAN (Director’s Cut Productions for Sky Arts) 1 x 60’, May 2018

AUTOPSY: THE LAST DAYS OF GRAM PARSONS + BARRY WHITE (ITV Studios/Potato for C5) 2 x 60’, Aug-Dec 2017

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? LISA HAMMOND (Wall to Wall for BBC1) 1 x 60’, June 2017

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW: SALLY WAINWRIGHT (Director’s Cut Productions for Sky Arts) 1 x60’, Jan 2017

AFRICA: THE GREAT CIVILIZATIONS – EP.2: THE CRESCENT AND THE CROSS (Nutopia for PBS) 1 X 60’, (as Edit Producer) Sept 2016

HAMLET AND CUMBERBATCH: A SOUTH BANK SHOW SPECIAL (Directors Cut for Sky Arts) 1 x 60’, June 2016

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW: PAUL GREENGRASS (Directors Cut for Sky Arts) 1 x 60 mins, May ’15

WHO DO YOU THINK YOUR ARE? FRANCES DE LA TOUR (Wall To Wall For BBC1) 1 x 60’, Jan ‘15

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? TWIGGY 1 X 60’, August 2014

SHOPGIRLS: THE TRUE STORY OF LIFE BEHIND THE COUNTER (Betty TV for BBC2) 3 x 60’. August 2014. Series Director and director of ep1

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? NIGEL HAVERS (Wall to Wall for BBC1) 1 x 60, July 2013

MEL SMITH: ‘I’VE SORT OF DONE THINGS’ (BBC Entertainment for BBC2) 1 x 60’, Dec 2013.

GRIME, BOW AND HOW UK HIP-HOP FOUND ITS VOICE (Directors Cut for Sky Arts) 1 x 60’, May 2013. Nominateed For Best Art Programme, RTS Awards 2013.

MELVYN BRAGG ON CLASS AND CULTURE (Directors Cut Productions for BBC2, Feb‘12) Ep 1 (of 3) x 60 mins, Feb ’12 - Series Producer and director

BEING ALAN BENNETT (BBC Entertainment for BBC2) 1 x 60’, December 2009.

WHY BIRDS SING (Endemol/Cheetah for BBC4) 1 x 90’, June 2007; Official Selection: 3rd International Festival of Science Films, Athens, 2007; Festival of Films on Science, Paris ’08.

SEU JORGE: FAVELA CHILD (ITV Studios for ITV1) 1 x 60’, June 2006; Official Selection: FIFA International Fest of films on Art, Montreal 2008.

ART SHOCK: WHAT PRICE ART? BY TRACEY EMIN (ITV Productions for C4) 1 x 60’, March 2006

ALAN BENNETT: UNTOLD STORIES – THE SOUTH BANK SHOW (ITV Productions for ITV1) 1 x 60’, October 2005

THE SONGWRITING WORLD OF NICK CAVE (ITV Productions for ITV1) 1 x 60’, August 2003)

 

Other productions, as producer/director include:

Films on Courtney Pine, Yousssou N’dour, Eric Clapton, Vermeer, Dr John, British Hit Singles

 

Training: Fast-track Series Producing Training Scheme, DV Talent (Jan ’16) Directing drama for television, National Film and Television School, June 05 LWT Directors training course, November 1998

Education: BA in English and Theatre Studies,

Warwick University

References: ON REQUEST