Keeping it in the Nordic documentary family

Decision makers round the table

A few days at the Nordisk Forum in Malmo have given me time to reflect on the documentary business in the Nordic countries. I live part of the time in Copenhagen, and I’m half-German, so I’m part-Nordic I guess. I was there for most (not all) of the doc pitches over the two days, pitched… Continue reading Keeping it in the Nordic documentary family

Finding stories for SBS Australia

As of earlier this week, I’m the International Content Consultant for the channel SBS in Australia. I’m still based in Copenhagen and London, but spending part of my week working to the team in Sydney to scout for programmes to acquire for the channel – factual/documentary, but also other genres too. Really looking forward to… Continue reading Finding stories for SBS Australia

Pitching YARN at the Nordisk Forum

all good things must come to an end

The other reason for going to Malmo was the pitch the documentary project YARN at the Nordisk Forum. I’m the writer and exec producer, which is directed by Helgi Felixsson, and produced by Heather Millard of Compass Films in Reykjavik. We’ve been developing it for a while, and have our characters, but this was its… Continue reading Pitching YARN at the Nordisk Forum

Nordisk Panorama Hackathon

Using materials in their playroom to plan the project

Fresh off the plane from Rome, I went to the Nordisk Panorama in Malmo, Southern Sweden. It started with the Nordic Transmedia meetup – an unconference of different sessions, held at a club/music venue called Inkonst. Friday was the opening night of the Fest, and also the start of the two day Hackathon expertly organised by… Continue reading Nordisk Panorama Hackathon

When in Rome…

I spent three days in Rome last week at the DocFactual Agora organised by Gioia Avvantaggiato and Bettina Hatami of distributor/producer GA&A, and organising supremo Valentina Brero. I produced a couple of sessions, one of which I moderated – on the way in which factual television covered social themes.  Benefits Street got an outing, along with plenty… Continue reading When in Rome…

Hello world!

Thanks for reading this blog, I’m going to talk about the various events and projects I’m involved in around Europe and Asia, and hope to put across what a varied job I’m lucky to have…