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Liz Mermin

Director / PD

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London

About Me

I'm a director from New York settled in London (US & UK passports) with twenty years of directing/producing/editing experience. I have directed seven creative feature docs - five for BBC's Storyville strand - all of which have been well-reviewed and played major festivals and three of which were released in cinemas, as well as a wide ... Read More

I'm a director from New York settled in London (US & UK passports) with twenty years of directing/producing/editing experience. I have directed seven creative feature docs - five for BBC's Storyville strand - all of which have been well-reviewed and played major festivals and three of which were released in cinemas, as well as a wide range of series & hours. My work is character-driven and has been praised for its sense of humour and sensitivity. I've done work in a variety of genres (current affairs, science, arts/culture, politics, and sport) in a variety of styles for Netflix, BBC, PBS, CNN Originals, Discovery, Arte, and many other channels in the US and internationally, and I have filmed around the world. I started as an ob-doc director but have moved into working more with archive, dramatic recon, and I've interviewed all kinds of people, including world-class scientists, torture victims, rescue-workers, young children, and horse trainers (and a few horses). I am happy working in existing formats or developing ideas from scratch, enjoy working in big teams and being almost entirely independent in equal measure. I am a proficient editor and a confident self-shooter, have a track record of receiving funded development, and have executive produced a range of work. I've also done documentary judging (including Emmys, Griersons, and One World Media). I've published a number of articles and reviews on a variety of global topics, and have taught filmmaking at the NFTS, UCL, and Met Film School, and presented my work / given talks at many universities internationally, including Cambridge, LSE, Harvard, and NYU. Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
2-day Hostile Environment / Reuters / 2016
2-day Hostile EnvironmentReuters2016

Liz Mermin is a superb documentary director and film-maker. She shoots effectively and stylishly herself and is also a superb editor. Her track record - from a film about women from post-Taliban Afghanistan learning the skills of make-up and styling, to racehorses in Ireland, are among the most memorable feature documentaries of the last decade.

She is also a terrific team player and shooting PD, who worked with and for me on my presenter-led Arte series "What Brits Love.

Her faults? she will stop at nothing to produce the highest quality documentary that can be extracted from the budget.

Ben Lewis, Director-Producer

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  • Agent:

    Stern & Wild

  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Feature Film

    Commercials

    Online Content

    Other

  • Locations I can work in:

    London

  • Language:

    French (Conversational)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Commentary Writing

    Safeguarding Trust

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

    Hostile Environment

    Work Permit USA

  • Technical Skills:

    Avid

    EX1/3

    Final Cut Pro

    Self Shooting

    Sony PMW-200

    Sound Recording

    Studio Experience

    Sony PMW-F5

    Adobe Premiere

  • Awards:

    HORSES shortlisted for Grierson best cinema doc; festival awards<br /> TEAM QATAR: Best Film Doha Tribeca FIlm Festival<br /> THE BEAUTY ACADEMY OF KABUL: numerous festival awards

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