My work

THE BRIGHTON POLICE: ARMED ROBBERY

Renegade Pictures
ITV1 (3x60')

Series Directing (and Self-shooting) this hard hitting Documentary series that follows the Police officers of Brighton's John Street Station. In this incredibly demanding role I led, and supported, multiple Directing teams that were filming highly sensitive cases involving drugs deaths, torture, organised crime gangs and also the unit that investigates rapes and sexual assaults. 

UK'S BEST PART TIME BAND

Wall to Wall
BBC4 & BBC2 (3x60')

Series Directing (and Self-shooting) this new music series that sees comedian Rhod Gilbert team up with music legends Jazzie B, Peter Hook and Midge Ure to find the UK’s Best Part Time Band. Three regional road trips determine which bands have a place in the grand final.

KILLER INSTINCT: 

NIGHTMARE ON IMPERIAL AVENUE

ITN Productions

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

Emmy award winning journalist Chris Hansen investigates this gruesome story of serial killer Anthony Sowell. Sowell murdered 8 women burying them in his garden, and hiding others around his house. We gained unique access to interview the only woman to have survived one of Sowell's vicious attacks. 

DRUGS INC: DEALER POV

Wall to Wall

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (1x60')

This exciting Drugs Inc. special sets a benchmark for POV filming. Three drug dealing crews are given cameras to document the harsh reality of their worlds and what they film is extraordinary. 

I ran a team of 3 Directors and then edited the film

HMS LIVERPOOL

TWOFOUR
ITV (1x90')

I directed this large scale film that celebrates the amazing achievements, and sacrifices, of HMS Liverpool and her crew during the Libyan conflict. Spending a week on board I recreated key moments of their intense tour, all of this while the ship was still operational. 

TA & THE TALIBAN

TWOFOUR
UKTV (6x60')

Produced, scripted and did the UK filming for 3 x 60’ episodes of this unique documentary series, which, through the eyes of TA volunteers, illustrates the emotional demands of Army life both home and away. 

DRUG KINGS OF NEW YORK

Wall to Wall

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (1x60')

I directing (and self-shot) this documentary about the rise of Prescription Pill abuse in New York and how it is leading to a new wave of middle class heroin addicts. Filming drug addicts, campaigners, law enforcement agencies, judges and not forgetting the dealers and traffickers we explored the demographic, economic, cultural and historical influences that make the New York drug scene unique.   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

©2018 by Stuart Pender.