DIRECTOR/WRITER/CO-PRODUCER – ANDY GLYNNE
Andy Glynne is a director, producer and author. He is currently Managing Director of Mosaic Films, and is the Founding CEO of the Documentary Filmmakers Group – the UK’s national documentary organisation. He is the former CEO of One World Media, the UK’s charity to support the coverage of the developing world in UK Media. Andy initially trained as a clinical psychologist, and became involved in documentaries around 15 years ago, when he founded the Documentary Filmmakers Group. He has directed and produced numerous films for broadcasters both in the UK and overseas, earning many awards, including most recently a BAFTA in 2010. He has been instrumental in creating specific strands for new filmmakers for British television as well as creating projects for new and emerging filmmakers in India, Africa, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, and Poland. He is also author of the book Documentaries and How To Make Them – a core resource for all aspiring documentary filmmakers – now in its 2nd Edition.
Andy has established a reputation for being one of the leaders in the animated documentary form. He has written, directed and produced over 20 animated documentaries, including the BAFTA and RTS award-winning series Animated Minds. He is regularly asked to speak at conferences and write articles on the animated documentary form, and is currently directing a series of animated docs for the BBC called Seeking Refuge – involving testimony from young refugees. He frequently tackles difficult subject matters in his films, and has received over 20 awards for his work.