thought provoking documentaries.
Our award-winning films tell extraordinary stories about the biggest issues of our times from around the world. Through individual human narratives we explore subjects that have a universal appeal. Combining stunning cinematography with powerful storytelling and an impact that resonates on and off screen.
The Man Who Fell From The Sky is the stranger-than-fiction story behind the most extreme journey ever made by a human being. In 2015 two men stowed away in the landing gear of a British Airways flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow. One of them fell to his death in Richmond - making worldwide headlines - but miraculously his companion survived an 11 hour flight with temperatures reaching -60C.
Award winning film-maker, Richard Bentley, sets out to uncover who they are, how they got on the plane and why they decided to undertake such a dangerous and desperate mission. As he starts to look into this incredible story he discovers that it is in fact part of a new, chilling and little known phenomenon of people trying to enter the UK illegally.
Richard’s investigation takes five years to complete as he battles the authorities who don’t want him delving into this subject. Playing out against a global backdrop of the worst migrant crisis since World War Two and increasingly divisive attitudes towards immigration this is a must-see story of one of the most important issues of our time.
His search for answers takes him round the world before ending up in Liverpool. Here he finally comes face to face with one man who offers a heartbreaking and illuminating account of what happened on that flight.
The Stranger on the Bridge tells the moving story of Jonny Benjamin.
Having been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder shortly beforehand, he stood on London’s Waterloo Bridge in January 2008 and prepared to take his own life. That was until a stranger walking across the bridge saw him and talked Jonny down from the edge. Jonny was taken to hospital and didn’t see the stranger again but was determined to find him and thank him for what he did.
Jonny launched the #FindMike campaign with the support of Rethink Mental Illness, which became a social media sensation, eventually reaching over 300 million people worldwide. In using this hashtag Jonny’s story helped to stimulate positive change and engage viewers in these issues of mental illness in an accessible and sensitive way.
The film captures every step of Jonny's remarkable journey including the phenomenon of the campaign, the many leads and 'Mikes' that came forward and ultimately his successful reunion with the man that saved his life. Everything changed for Jonny that day, but also, as a result, he has become a mental health campaigner who in his own right has helped transform the lives of many other people around the world through his work.
Emotional, heartwarming and thought-provoking, this is a film about a simple human interaction and how one man's kind gesture six years ago has had a huge butterfly effect beyond what anyone could ever have imagined...