Our Masterclass series offers a one-off opportunity to hear from three of the top creative producers currently working across genre in independent documentary production.
Joanna Natasegara is a multi award-winning producer and founder of UK based production company, Violet Films. Joanna produced the BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated feature documentary Virunga which has won over 50 international awards including an Emmy, a Peabody and Grierson. Joanna has led multiple Doc Impact Award-winning global campaigns, including No Fire Zone and Virunga, which successfully stopped a British oil company from illegally exploring for oil in Africa’s oldest national park.
Most recently, Joanna produced the Netflix Original short documentary, The White Helmets about the heroic work of the Syrian rescue volunteers, who were nominated for the 2016 Nobel-Peace Prize.
Our Producer Masterclasses feature Joanna Natasegara (Virunga, The White Helmets), Mike Lerner (The Russian Woodpecker, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer) and Simon Chinn (My Scientology Movie, Searching for Sugar Man) each will discuss their work from funding to completion. You can read more about our series and book tickets here.