Century is known for pioneering the
documentary musical, initially with the Royal Television Society
award-winning Drinking for
England, then the BAFTA-winning Feltham Sings and most recently the
highly acclaimed Songbirds.
We’ve recently moved into producing
drama with the double BAFTA-winning Falling
Apart, and the BAFTA nominated Bella and the Boys for
BBC2. We’ve recently made our first dramas for More4, a
series of hard hitting dramatic monologues,
The True Voice
We’ve produced critically acclaimed
films for ground-breaking strands such as the BBC’s Modern Times (Saturday Night, Drinking for England),
Channel 4’s Cutting Edge (Shot, Men at Fifty), Only Human (Make Me Normal), Alt-TV (Namesakes, 24
Hours, A Dad for Aina)
and ITV's Real Life (Burglars, The Fattest Men in Britain).
Century also likes to encourage new
and emerging film-makers. We have produced Banged-Up Stand-Up for BBC, Namesakes: A Very British Odyssey and
two sets of 3 Minute Wonders for Channel 4, all with
first time directors.
Someday, the exclusive Robbie Williams documentary and More Precious Than Gold,
a moving campaign film for UNICEF, we’ve introduced our work to cinema
Our feature-length documentaries Care House, Rudegirls
and Taxidermy: Stuff The World
were enthusiastically received by BBC audiences.
Rudegirls premiered at the Sheffield International Documentary
Festival 2003 to great acclaim and much discussion.
We’ve continually achieved
recognition and acclaim from audiences and critics. We’ve also
collected a large number of awards and nominations from BAFTA,
The Royal Television Society, Ivor Novello, and the Grierson
Trust. Our latest documentary musical, Songbirds, has been selected at
festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Hot Docs and Docaviv.
Visit our awards
area to find out more. Visit contacts to
find out how to reach us.
|| Launched in 1994, Century Films has a history of
making intelligent, crafted documentaries and dramas.
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Century Films Team:
Brian Hill is the managing
director of Century Films and also directs drama and documentary.
Katie Bailiff is head of programmes.
Liesel Evans is executive producer.
Jane Nicholson is head of production.
Nancy Bornat is head of development.
Sue Collins is a production manager.
Clancie John-Pierre is a production manager.
is production assistant.
Martin McDonnell is an in-house editor.
Ben Yates is a technical assistant.