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.For sales, the distributor is BBC Worldwide, contact Jon Lindley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our recent documentary Filming My Father: In Life and Death revealing the extraordinary minute-by-minute story of a man with motor neurone disease has wom more awards than any other Channel 5 programme ever made. It has now won six awards and nominations.
It 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 was also shortlisted for a Golden Nymph Award at the Monte Carlo TV Festival 2016.
Monte Carlo TV Festival
Previously the film was shortlisted for best documentary in the Televisual BullDog Awards and also 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.
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.