WHITNEY : CAN I BE ME? (2017)- PRODUCER AND EDITOR
Whitney Houston was the epitome of superstar, an “American Princess,” the most awarded female artist ever. Even though Whitney had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles, and became recognized as having one of the greatest voice of all time, she still wasn’t free to be herself and died at just 48 years old. Made with largely never-seen before footage and exclusive live recordings, WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ tells Whitney Houston’s incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her. Premiered at Tribeca 2017.
TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER (2014) - PRODUCER AND EDITOR
Lonnie Franklin Jr was arrested in July 2010 after a 25 year killing spree in which it is thought he could have killed over a 100 victims, potentially making him the most prolific serial killer in history. Significantly his arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work but completely accidental, the result of a computer DNA match that linked him to a possible 20 victims. Franklin now awaits trial. Tales of the Grim Sleeper looks into how it was possible for all this to happen. The film was shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Awards.
SEX: MY BRITISH JOB (2013)- PRODUCER, CAMERA AND ASSTISTANT EDITOR
Nick Broomfield met Hsiao Hung Pai, a journalist who was working for the Guardian, when making his feature film 'Ghosts' (about the Morecambe Bay Chinese Cockle Pickers ). As an experiment and using the latest in undercover technology, Nick worked with Hsiao to make a Undercover film set in a Chinese brothel in Finchley. There are over 2000 'illegal' brothels in London,largely ignored by the police and the authorities, which employ 80% foreign nationals, mostly illegal, that are easily exploited by the brothel owners. The film has a very different feel from the normal undercover film. This is due to the camera being mounted in the center of spectacles, which causes the participants to look directly into the camera, achieving a great intimacy and the possibility of making a character lead undercover film. This is also a very subjective story, told through the eyes of Hsiao Hung Pai, an immigrant herself, who though a very experienced undercover reporter went through great personal trauma revisiting this territory. Played internationally at film festivals and television broadcast.
SARAH PALIN : YOU BETCHA (2011) PRODUCER, CAMERA AND ASSISTANT EDITOR
Nick Broomfield's quest for the real Sarah Palin. This involves battling the icy snows of Alaska in mid winter, the school friends, family, and Republican colleagues that in previous days gave their heart, soul and belief, to the charismatic, charming, intoxicating ex hockey mum. But it's not all plain sailing. Premiered at Toronto Film Festival and theatres. Made with Channel 4 UK.
BATTLE OF HADITHA (2007) -CO-WRITER AND ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Nick Broomfield's award winning feature about an investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
GOING GOING GONE (2015) - PRODUCER AND EDITOR
A two part architectural series for the BBC looking into iconic buildings in the UK, their cultural relevance and current demise, and their potential future.