We are a group of committed film directors, camera operators, sound and lighting technicians, editors and producers who work together to make documentary films on socio-economic, cultural and environmental issues we feel passionate about.
We want to empower people who have things to say of value to society. We seek to communicate perspectives and experiences overlooked, or circumvented by mainstream media and political interest groups. We are committed to high standards of research, the presentation of contrasting discourses and meeting broadcast quality production standards. Integration of the spoken word, music, images and movement engages audiences on multiple levels. Interweaving these with sensitivity and flair is what we pride ourselves on.
Our aim is to challenge violence and sensationalism, by offering films affirming alternative ways of seeing and being; films that are powerful and vibrant in their artistic expression; uncompromising yet sensitive in their analysis of subject matter.
We tend our film production and distribution processes to ensure both the means and the end are uplifting for all involved. Moving forward and overcoming obstacles as they arise, our team members have become finely attuned to one another's strengths and abilities. We work harmoniously together, bringing ideas from concept to screen with our complementary skills. We are proud to acknowledge the streamlined and valuable support our partner organisations have contributed to the success of our projects and actively seek to reciprocate their generosity.
The Documentary Film Makers Cooperative began in 2011 as an informal network of filmmakers exchanging ideas. In 2012, we registered with Company's House and created our Company Articles to support ethical, democratic and socially responsible management and working practices.