Tinderbox Makes an Impact

Spring is delighted to announce that Gillian Mosely's powerful and personal examination of the history of the Israeli/Palestine conflict 'Tinderbox' has won the Impact Doc Awards Viewer Impact and the History Award of Excellence along with a Special Mention in Documentary Features.

Tinderbox was directed and produced by Gillian Mosely for Media Lab. The DoP was Richard Blanshard and the EPs were André Singer and Richard Melman for Spring Films

Meeting Gorbachev – UK TV Premiere

We are delighted to let you know that on Thursday the 2nd of July at 10:15 pm Sky Documentaries on Sky Channel 114 will be showing the UK television premiere of Meeting Gorbachev directed by Werner Herzog and André Singer. If you missed it at the cinema now's your chance to see this highly praised and moving account of Gorbachev's extraordinary career.

Produced by Lucki Stepetic and Svetlana Palmer

Executive Producer Richard Melman

 

 

 

Indian Space Dreams become Reality

Congratulations  to Sue Sudbury and the team for winning the RTS Southern Regional Award

“An epic and multi-layered production telling the story of 3 professors and a young woman scientist and their part in the Indian space programme. This documentary gave an authentic glimpse of life in Mumbai, challenged stereotypes and showed how ingenuity and patience can, in the end, lead to success. A beautifully shot tapestry illustrating social pressure, cultural challenges and above all a very different approach to life and work.” RTS Awards jury

Spring is very proud to part of this terrific production.

Director: Sue Sudbury
Producers: Richard Melman & Sue Sudbury. Executive Producers: André SingerKeith Haviland & Pat Mills

A Sequoia Films production in association with Spring Films & Haviland Digital.

PRISON – FAMILY

Tonight is the last of the Women's prison trilogy. Some amazing and heartbreaking stories of what happens to a family when a mother is sent to jail.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/prison

Read about Kelly's remarkable journey on Huffpost

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/being-a-mum-in-prison-foston-hall_uk_5e593f33c5b6450a30bde000

Did the Duck do it?

The mystery surrounding the Foston Hall Duckling continues to grow.

https://twitter.com/movanders/status/1229525583480213506

We can only reply with Channel 4's official statement "For reasons of the duck’s security we can’t go into the issues surrounding its move into ‘Duck Witness Protection’ and what necessitated our having to blur his image, suffice to say, it was a nasty incident involving the Canada Goose Gang, a loaf of bread and a swan! We hope you’ll respect his need for privacy."

PRISON 2 Tonight at 9 pm

Tonight we show the vital work carried out at Foston Hall to help women who have suffered traumatic events. The remarkable Healing Trauma team is led by prisoners who have 'been there' themselves.

 

RTS – Indian Space Dreams

Sue Sudbury's terrific film on the launch of India's first satellite has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Southern Region award in Best Single Doc category.  Congratulations Sue and fingers crossed.

http://www.springfilms.tv/portfolio/indian-space-dreams/

A Sequoia/Spring Films production.

“Almost miraculously uplifting TV”

Read the Guardian's four-star review of 'How to Stay Out of Jail'

https://tinyurl.com/yx4vkzhj

Thank you Jemma, Martha and the amazing Checkpoint team.

Spring has Sprung

February has been quite a month for Spring! Last's night's screening of the first of our new Prison series had 1.2 million viewers and tonight we have got our premiere of 'How to Stay Out of Jail' on at 10 pm. That's followed by another chance to see Prison at 11 pm. Not forgetting the second episode of Prison - TRAUMA is on next Monday at 9 pm and FAMILY on the 2nd of March.

Thank you everyone at Channel 4 for your help and support in making these challenging, exciting and important programmes.

Cool Daddio comes to DocHouse!

We're delighted to announce that Cool Daddio will screen in London at the world-famous Bertha DocHouse on the 3rd of March 2020.
If you want to be the coolest kid on the block book your tickets now

PRISON IS BACK!

The multi-award-winning documentary series returns, this time switching its gaze from men's prison HMP Durham to HMP Foston Hall - a woman's jail. Here more than 300 women are banged up for everything from non-payment of fines to murder. Yet Director Paddy Wivell finds humour and tenderness in every corner in 'St Trinians on crack' as one inmate describes it.

Monday nights at 9 pm on Channel 4. Not to be missed!

See the trailer @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-a_BggO9V0&feature=youtu.be

Director: Paddy Wivell

Shoot Producer: Jack Wood

Location Producer: Marian Mohamed

Editor: Chris Nicholls

Exec Producers: Kathy Myers and Richard Melman

 

How to Stay Out of Jail

Next week Channel 4 is showing Spring's HOW TO STAY OUT OF JAIL following an elite police team whose extraordinary mission is to not to send criminals to prison. Based in County Durham each year the local police apprehend thousands of offenders accused of everything from drugs to assault to child neglect or domestic abuse. Some offenders are given a once in a lifetime chance to reform and cancel out their crime by joining a tough 16-week scheme. If they fail it's off to court and possibly prison.

Directed by Jemma Gander with Assistant Producer Martha Baily. The Executive producers were Kathy Myers and Richard Melman

C4 TUESDAY the 18th at 10PM - Don't Miss It!