Film 4, Channel 4 BRITDOC, PBS

Ping Pong

“An unabashed crowd-pleaser bouncing between sweetly satirical and sincerely moving” 

                   Total Film ****

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Dir: Hugh Hartford & Anson Hartford

The Runners

Pounding the tarmac through the seasons, a band of runners are brazenly challenged with intimate questions as they pace their routes. Liberated from responsibilities, their guards drop dramatically, releasing funny and brutally frank confessions, and weaving a powerful narrative behind the anonymous masses.
Dir: Matan Rochlitz & Ivo Gormley

Al Jazeera

Angola: Birth of a Movement

Inspired by the Arab uprisings – a group of young Angolan activists, using music and protest, demand an end to decades of government mismanagement and corruption. Arrested, harassed, beaten – Ana de Sousa’s film shows how the Angolan youth refuse to step down.
Dir: Ana de Sousa

BBC 4, Sky Arts

James Ravilious

One of Britain’s greatest, yet unknown, postwar documentary photographers, Ravilious dedicated his art to a rural English world in steady decline. The film returns to the key characters of his work, unfolding different aspects of the man and offering a nostalgia-free reflection on how life has changed.
Narrated by Alan Bennett and Co-Produced by Peter West.
For TV sales contact Espresso TV
Dir: Anson Hartford

Al Jazeera +

How to Rob a Bank

Constantly challenging the establishment the maverick artist NURIA GUELL gets away with it by working within the invisible-shield that the art world offers. Set against major economic collapse, she teamed up with a convicted bank robber and through a series of prison visits drew up, published and auctioned the plans on how to rob the central bank of Spain.

Directed by Dave Aspinall

Produced by Hugh and Anson Hartford

How We Live

The front lines of energy projects across Europe. From a Serbian mine to the boardrooms of Brussels; from Welsh protesters to a Georgian TV studio, the film explores how our emotional and physical geographies are changing from the way we generate power.
Dir: Meghan Horvath

Al Jazeera

Nepal’s Lost Circus Children

In the border district of Hetauda, in southern Nepal, child trafficking is rife and the lack of border controls makes India an easy destination. For decades, Nepali children, mostly girls, have been sought by Indian circuses for their fair skin and beauty.  This film follows an extraordinary Nepali rescue team as they head to India to raid a large circus, suspected of using child performers.
Dir: Sky Neal

Beads On One String

In an unusual take on the road movie, Beads on One String takes the viewer on a journey across India investigating mysticism, religion and spirituality through the eyes of 50 pilgrims from different faiths.
For TV sales contact Espresso TV
Dir: Sevn Mcauley

Channel 4, Yes TV, TVNZ, ERT Greece

Us Now

A film about the power of mass collaboration, the government and the Internet. Screened in cinemas and festivals worldwide – including the U.N and The Hague. First TV broadcast C4’s ‘True Stories’
Dir: Ivo Gormley


Al Jazeera

Broken Covenant

People & Power follows Stuart Griffiths, a veteran who became homeless after leaving the armed forces, and now works as a photographer raising awareness about the treatment of soldiers on ‘civi street’.
Dir: Anson Hartford

Al Jazeera

Beppe’s Blog

Beppe’s Blog is the story of a primetime comedian come blogger Beppe Grillo who is giving a voice to millions of Italians and a headache to thousands of Italian politicians. Dir: Anson Hartford

National Geographic

Short Man of the Forest

Primatologist Murray Collins goes in search of the Orang Pendek, a new species of bipedal great ape found in the highland jungles of Sumatra. It is Cafe owner Yan who explains it best “You will never know what is happening here… You don’t even believe in God”.
Dir: Hugh Hartford

Piecing Together Rwanda’s Past

Unsubstantiated constructions of Rwanda’s pre-colonial past contributed to ethnic conflict in 20th-Century Rwanda culminating in the 1994 genocide.  Now, with new research, historians can re-investigate the pre-colonial past using tangible archaeological evidence. Premiered at the Rwanda Film Festival 2008 and toured across Rwanda, the film is now on show in the National Museum.
Dir: Hugh Hartford

History is a Teacher

Memories of conflict are still very fresh in Bosnia, where children grow up learning a very one-sided account of their history. In towns of multiple ethnic groups, schools are divided. In the same building, Croat children are taught in separate classrooms from Muslim children. Schools teach history from different national curriculums, providing differing views of the past. History is a Teacher reveals the importance of history in shaping national identity.
Dir: Hugh Hartford


Olive lives by herself without water or electricity. Her way of life does not greatly differ from that of her grandfather’s (at the beginning of the 20th century), but Olive still has to deal with the Ministry of Agriculture who are coming to test her cattle. Through careful observation, humour and sensitivity, this short doc shatters the illusion of idyllic rural life in North Devon.
Dir: Anson Hartford

7 x 6 Part Series - Al Jazeera


Now in it’s sixth series, Earthrise explores solutions to today’s environmental challenges.  We are always on the lookout for new stories. If you are part of an organisation or a journalist covering environment stories, we’d love to hear from you.

4 x 6 Part Series - Al Jazeera

The Cure

The Cure’s medical reporters take you on a journey to the frontiers of world health, from cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs to advances in affordable healthcare for those who need it most. If you are part of an organisation or a journalist covering medical stories, we’d love to hear from you.


One World Media


Meet Kisilu Musya, a Kenyan farmer and family man on the front line of a changing climate, as he initiates his local community’s biggest ever development project to get farmers to join forces against the drought.

In Production.

Dir: Julia Dahr

5 Part Series - Sky

Tour Fever

Agency Antidote asked us to make a series of docs about cycling fans in Yorkshire preparing for the Tour de France as part of their campaign for Team Sky. In the words of the bunting department at Harrogate Council  “They went viral”.