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  

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. 

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.

BBC  

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


Congratulations to Dan Edge and Sasha Achilli and all the team for winning this year's current affairs BAFTA for 'Outbreak', (BBC/WGBH Frontline with Mongoose Films)

The current series of Unreported World is broadcast every Friday at 7 30 pm on C4. If  you're in the UK you can watch all the films on Channel 4's catch up service All4 . According to the Guardian "...nothing ever compares to Unreported World, which is always rigorous, dynamic, dangerous, humane and a miracle of compression."  The Telegraph says Unreported World is "superlative."

 Read the Guardian review of Mission Critical: Afghanistan here: http://gu.com/p/4t7ef/sbl


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.'

Over the last nine years different films we've made here at Quicksilver have won many prestigious awards.  As well as this year's BAFTA current affairs award, these include four Emmys, two other 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, a duPont award,  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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