Sylvia Stevens is a co-founder of Faction Films, with over twenty-five years experience as a producer and director. She has made programmes for UK broadcasters – BBC, Channel 4, ITV – and internationally – RTE, PBS, NHK, ARTE, SBS, AVRO, STV, and YLE amongst others. She has done co-productions in Latin America – Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil – and in India, South Africa, Australia and Japan.
Her films range from the social and political to the arts, and include Picturing Derry (Northern Ireland), War Takes (war in Colombia), Tales Beyond Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez on writing for cinema), Mariscal and Love Honour and Disobey (domestic violence). Sylvia was recently the writer of feature documentary Chevolution – this was shown in cinemas and has been sold to broadcasters around the world.
Her films have won prizes in New York, Havana and Ireland among others.
Sylvia has been the EAVE Documentary Expert since 2005 and has run workshops in Colombia, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Cuba.
She is a tutor on ACCESS and teaches Producing Documentary at Royal Holloway University.
Peter is a producer and director based in London. He has produced and directed documentaries for UK and International broadcasters since 1991. Many of these films have won international prizes and have appeared in numerous international festivals. He has made many European co-productions for ARTE, TV2 Denmark, YLE Finland, WDR Germany, and HBO amongst others.
He has made a number of successful durational series. The Brothel aka Love for Sale produced in 2003 for the BBC, a major 10 part documentary series set in legal brothels in Nevada, is still being broadcast on BBC3 two years after its first run. Before that he series produced Smart Hearts for Channel 4, the first TV and internet convergence documentary series. Smart Hearts was nominated for an Indie Award.
He has a strong background in sports documentaries. He produced the four part series A Whole Different Ball Game for the BBC, and is currently working on a series of films about football Hooligans for Bravo.
Caroline Spry is a Producer/Executive Producer. She has many years experience in film and television production – as a camerawoman, director, producer and commissioner. She joined Channel Four Television in 1985 and for ten years commissioned documentary and current affairs programmes from directors throughout the world. Series included Critical Eye, The Media Show, Out, and First Sex.
In 1995 Caroline left Channel Four and has since produced and executive produced documentary singles and series. Credits include 6 part docu-soapGlasgow Kiss; an examination of Derek Jarman’s life and work, Derek Jarman: Life as Art; a look at women on Death Row in the US, Perverted Justice; an investigation of the policing of rave culture, Exit from Babylon; a series Channel Four News Special Reports from Iraq; and Chevolution, a feature documentary on the famous Che Guevara “t-shirt” photograph.
Caroline is also a qualified lawyer.