Verve Productions is a British documentary production company set up by award winning director Liz Tucker that aims to tell innovative and compelling stories to audiences around the world.

Our documentary Filming My Father: In Life and Death has won top prize at the New York Film Festival's World's Best TV and Film. Competing with programmes from over 50 countries, it won a gold medal in its category and was described by the exectuive awards director as "outstanding". 

The film has also just been shortlisted for two further awards, a Golden Nymph Award at the Monte Carlo TV Festival 2016, and also the Televisual Bulldog Awards 2016.

Voting in the Televisual BullDog Awards is open to everyone in the UK production industry. So if you like our film, we would greatly appreciate your support! Here is a link to the voting site:
Voting for Televisual Bulldog Awards 2016

Previously the film was shortlisted for best documentary in the Broadcast Awards 2016

Liz also won Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the Medical Journalists' Awards 2015  for the film. The judges' citation read:
Broadcasting requires you not only to find a great story, but a great way to tell it. Liz Tucker's intimate portrait of Steve Isaac's motor neurone disease and the effect on his family was delicately covered and compelling.

And the film was Highly Commended at the Association of International Broadcasting Awards 2015. This was the first time in the history of the event that a Channel 5 programme has won recognition.

Verve's documentary was competing in a category the judges described as "outstanding". The international jury said our film was: A thoroughly poignant and personal insight that drew the viewer into the drama of a family dealing with the slow decline of the father through motor neurone disease. It felt extraordinarily personal and intimate.

Filmed over four years, the programme used an original and unusual approach to capture the unfolding story, minute by minute, of a motor neurone disease diagnosis.

Programme Trailer

For sales, the distributor is BBC Worldwide, contact Jon Lindley, 

Further information about the documentary can be found on our film Facebook page:
Film Facebook page