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Professional

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Documentary

Highlighted references

• The Art of Drumming, 4-part series, Sky Arts, Wall to Wall
• 5×5 Voices of Change from the Forests of Indonesia, 5-part series, Handcrafted Films, UK Department for International Development
• If Not Us Then Who, multiple films, Ford Foundation

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About Tim Lewis

Field recordist | Handcrafted Films | UK

I have worked for over ten years as a location sound recordist, camera operator, multi-format video editor and production manager. I have produced films for a wide range of international charities, government agencies and the arts sector. My experience also includes broadcast and corporate pieces, ranging from events and promos, channel idents, glossy celebrity portraits to feature length documentaries for clients such as Amnesty International, the Ford Foundation, European Union, DFID, UK Aid, Save the Children, United Nations, British Film Council, Essential Cinema, the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, Arte, Netflix, Ushuaïa TV, Ignite Channel and Sky.

Much of my work, especially with Handcrafted Films, concerning indigenous and traditional peoples, has taken me to often difficult and challenging locations around the world; be it the rainforests of South East Asia, Central and South America as well as West and Central Africa. I have worked in an expandingly diverse array of settings: following shamans in a remote archipelago of islands in the Indian Ocean, interviewing political refugees on the Thai-Burma border during the Saffron Revolution, filming in the cockpit of Air France’s last surviving Concorde, climbing volcanoes and glaciers in Iceland, documenting the lives of Mediterranean Salt Farmers or following civil rights campaigners through war torn Liberia and the Congo.

Most recently I have been helping manage and cultivate a chain of international road-show events, screenings and photographic exhibitions for a campaign called If Not Us Then Who, which has seen the stories of indigenous peoples and their struggles shown to a global audience. The five year campaign has so far produced 30 award-winning films, which have been screened at 300 events in over 20 countries. So far these films have reached more than 15 million people online.

Recent clients have included Wall to Wall, Netflix, Right Angle Films, MPG Media, Anglo Films, BT, Sharp Cookies, Sugarland Productions, Rough Cut Productions, British Film Council and Essential Cinema.

Links to work:
https://timlewiscameraandsounds.squarespace.com
http://www.handcraftedfilms.net
http://ifnotusthenwho.me
https://vimeo.com/timlewisfilms

Awards

Year Award Awarded for
2008 International Wildlife Film Awards ‘5×5: Voices of change from the forests of Indonesia’. Best Cultural Message, Best Film for a government agency, Merit Award for Sound Design.
2008 Rushes Soho Shorts Documentary Festival shortlisted semi-finals
2010 Vimeo Film Festival Official Selection
2015 Socially Relevant Film Festival Official Selection

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