Recent Productions


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  

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.

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. 

The 30th Series of Unreported World is underway. This week's show is 30 Years A Slave ('Excellent' - Daily Telegraph) and you can also watch 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 prestigious awards, including 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.

Somalia: The Master Chef of Mogadishu"'The Master Chef of Mogadishu was a brave piece of film-making that showed a fresh perspective of life in Somalia. Beautifully filmed and observed, it was a story of hope, showing the resilience and bravery of one man determined to play his part in rebuilding his war-torn country. Where some films show people in the developing world as passive victims, here there was a real sense of agency. The jury all agreed that they would never think of Somalia in the same way as a result of having seen this film' - Television Award Jury"25th Annual One World Awards - Winner of the Television Award 2013

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