Jeremy Williams

Job title
Lecturer
Email
jeremy.williams@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 370403

Jeremy is an award-winning television producer/director (BAFTA, One World Media Award, Gucci/TriBeCa Documentary Fund Grantee) who has worked in broadcast television for twenty years. Working for a variety of the UK’s leading independent production companies, he has made factual output for the BBC, ITV, C4 and C5, producing and directing across the range on current affairs, observational documentaries and history, to factual entertainment and self-funded short drama. He works on the practice side of the BA(Hons) Television and BA(Hons) Film courses and looks encourage students to find their own voices and styles in the output they make at Falmouth.

In his work, Jeremy has been attracted to character-driven observational documentaries, where the stories of individuals touch upon wider social and political issues (such as Orphans of Burma’s Cyclone C4 Dispatches, Ghosts of the 7th Cavalry, BBC Storyville), often revealing hidden histories and bigger stories, while simultaneously giving voice to those from whom we rarely hear. He’s also enjoyed responding creatively to the challenges of directing and producing popular docs that have delivered significant audience shares (The Laziest Men in Britain, The Unluckiest Faces in Britain ITV1, Real Wife Swaps C5), films with humour and widespread appeal, masquerading under sensational titles, but which also unpacked the human experience in revealing and perhaps unexpected ways.  

Jeremy’s most recent directing project is a feature length observational documentary On a Knife Edge. Filmed across five years, the doc charts the life of a Lakota teenager, growing up rich in Native American culture guided by his father, coming-of-age in statistically one of the poorest parts of the United States. The film has been financed with the support of the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Vision Maker and the Gucci-TriBeCa Documentary fund amongst others and will air on PBS in 2017.

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