LUCY BAILEY & ANDREW THOMPSON, Directors
Lucy Bailey (Director) has over ten years experience as a director in television, with the majority of shooting on the African continent, often covering sensitive subjects. Lucy has a background in anthropology and a passion for Africa. She specializes in bringing emotion to the forefront in her films, including Lorenzo’s Oil- Miracle or Myth, BBC (2004), and Saving Planet Earth- Saving Turtles, BBC (2007). Lucy has recently been working for Comic Relief to make their appeal films for Red Nose Day (2007) and Sport Relief campaigns (2006, 2008) and for this work was nominated for the One World Media - Popular Features Award 2008.
Andrew Thompson (Director / Cameraman) is a BAFTA and RTS nominated cameraman who has over 12 years experience filming all over the world for C4, BBC, National Geographic and Discovery. Whilst most of his time is spent as a DP, he increasingly has focused on directing. He has extensive film-making experience in hostile environments and has worked in many parts of Africa. Previous credits include; Sex Traffic C4 (2008), Inside The Kingdom BBC (2007), Brain Keenan in Lebanon BBC (2007), Ross Kemp in Afghanistan SKY (2007), Geldolf on Africa (2004).
Lucy and Andrew have filmed together on many occasions, and have developed a unique style and way of working. This is their first feature length documentary. In 2008 they formed Explore Films.