Recent Productions

Channel 4  

Manhunt: Closing in on a British Paedophile: Channel 4, Other Films, December 16, 2014Correspondent Cathy Newman and director Wael Dabbous tell the story of a landmark police investigation that led to the conviction of a man described by police as one of Britain's most prolific paedophiles.  It was the first time a British man had been convicted for sex offences carried out in Africa, and only the third time an offender has been prosecuted for sex crimes committed abroad.   The documentary was made by Quicksilver in association with C4 News/ITN

Channel 4  

Selling Off Britain: Channel 4, Other Films, March 21, 2015Will Hutton argues British business leaders and politicians are selling off the country's best companies for quick profits, in takeovers that wouldn't be allowed in other countries. The result? A dumbed-down, low-wage Britain.


Inside Japans Nuclear Meltdown: BBC, BBC One, February 23, 2012A thrilling, award winning film unfolding the desperate hours and days after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, when the fate of thousands of Japanese citizens fell into the hands of a small corps of engineers, firemen and soldiers who risked their lives to prevent the Daiichi nuclear complex from complete meltdown. 

Winner, International Current Affairs2013 Royal Television Society Awards

Channel 4  

The City That Beat ISIS: Channel 4, Unreported World, March 27, 2015Reporter Kiki King and director James Brabazon are smuggled into the Syrian town of Kobani while it's besieged and partly occupied by ISIS. 

We've received three nominations for the Royal Television Society Journalism Awards for 'Outbreak', (BBC/WGBH Frontline with Mongoose Films); Unreported World: Kobani (C4); and Manhunt: Closing in on a British Paedophile (with C4 News). Congratulations to the amazing people who made these films. 

Further congratulations to Wael Dabbous, Shaunagh Connaire, Dan Edge and Sasha Achilli on winning duPont awards for our films Ebola Outbreak (C4 Unreported World/PBS Frontline) and Outbreak (PBS Frontline/BBC with Mongoose Productions).  The judges said the films 'exhibited courageous reporting at its finest.'

The 30th Series of Unreported World has just completed broadcast. You  can watch Brazil's Child Preachers30 Years A Slave, China's Gay Shock Therapy, The Fight for Sight, The Girl Who Lost her Face, Frontline Family Reunions, The Mafia Hunter and Mexico's Baby Business, (plus past Unreported World films) at

Read some recent reviews here

James Jones's powerful film for PBS Frontline, The Battle for Ukraine, has won a 2015 Emmy.

Outbreak, the vivid inside story of the Ebola outbreak, has premiered on PBS Frontline. The Wall Street Journal says once you start watching 'It is impossible to look away'. Variety says it's a 'Cinematic thriller'. Made in association with Mongoose Films.

Over the last six years different films we've made here at Quicksilver have won many prestigious awards.  As well as the recent duPont award these include three Emmys, two BAFTAs, a BAFTA for best director, three Royal Television Society Awards for International Current Affairs, an RTS for best editor, a Broadcast award for best documentary, two Grierson awards, the Banff World Television Festival Award for Best Political Documentary, a Wincott award for best TV current affairs, the One World Media Award for Children's Rights, the Rory Peck Features Award and the Rory Peck Impact Award. We are committed to journalism and film making of the highest standard.

The broadcasters we’ve worked with include Channel 4, BBC, PBS (WGBH/Frontline), HBO and CNN. Many other major broadcasters have syndicated our films.

Afghanistan's Hunted Women"Brave, tactful and compassionate"Clive James, DAILY TELEGRAPH

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