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Korky Christopher Swayne
Newcastle BA


BA Hons in Fine Art
Newcastle University
I painted, sculpted and studied art history. I investigated drawing in 3D, Dada and Surrealism.

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Royal College of Art

MA Royal School of Art
School of Film and Television
I was involved in structural filmmaking and exhibited at the Edinburgh Festival.

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BBC


BBC
During 13 years as a member of staff I was a trainee, assistant film editor, film editor and director.


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Filming


Filiming
I have shot 20 programmes on film, tape and cards.



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Abroad

I have worked in Egypt, Israel, Mexico, USA, Romania, France, Holland, Germany, South Africa and Russia.


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Editing


Film editing

I have edited over 30 programmes on 16mm,
with off line over 100 hours in all.


Editing

 

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off line editing


Off line editing
From off line’s computer beginnings I’ve edited on Lightworks, Avid and Final Cut Pro. I have a cutting room.


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Company Director
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FILMOGRAPHY


The Ex Wives: and the Pursuit of the Millions Century Filmsfor BBC2 2017
dir. Lynn Alleway
Where the glamorous world of high profile divorce is anything but pretty

The MET Policing London BBC for BBC1 2017
dir. Luke Sewell
The UK's largest police force deal with the Million Mask March, a homicide and a serial cat killer

This World: UBM BBC for BBC1 2016
dir. James Jones
An unarmed black male is shot and killed by a white policeman. The cop's trial is held during a summer of shootings; amid the deaths of other black youths and police

Cutting Edge: Life Inside Shine TV for Channel 4 2016
dir. Tom Barrow
Prisoner's lives are told using their illegal phone videos; showing the drugs, violence and chaos of British prisons
24 hours in Police Custody The Garden Productions for Channel 4 2016 KorkyAward
dir. Scarlett Smithson
Series two of the award winning series

Abused: The Untold Story Minnow Films for BBC1 2015

dir. Olly Lambert
The secrets held for decades, the damage caused to families are revealed. And how the institutions responded

Underage and on the Stage TwoFour for Channel 4 2015
dir. Claudia Webster
Children are working more than ever before. A talent agency gets them modeling, acting, singing and dancing

The Catch Blast! Films for Channel 4 2015
dir. Nick Hornby
"Deckie Learners" are initiated into a fisherman's life at sea

The Unbreakables: Life and Love on a Disability Campus Minnow Films for BBC 3 2015
dir. Holly Challinor
A college for the disabled where students are preparing for independent lives

Painted with my Hair Dibb Directions for BBC 4 2015
dir. Mike Dibb
After 24 years in solitary in a US prison Donny Johnson finds redemption by painting with a brush made of his hair and the colours from M&M sweets

Mr Cinema Web of Stories 2014
dir. Christopher Sykes
Menachem Golan producer and director of over 200 films knows if he can't make another film it will be the end of him

Excluded: Kicked out of School Keo films for BBC 3 2014
dir. Ruth Nicklin
Excluded from mainstream these kids struggle with their emotions and authority to gain some education

24 hours in Police Custody The Garden Productions for Channel 4 2014 KorkyAward
dir. Alisa Pomeroy and Lucy Duxbury
The lives of those held in the custody suit at Luton police station

A Very British Airline Lion Television for BBC 2 2014
dir. Emma Jones
What it takes to run the UK's flag carrying airline

The Secrets of the Vatican Quicksilver Media for Channel 4 & WGBH 2014
dir. Antony Thomas

The forces that destroyed Pope Benedict and that Pope Francis now faces

Births, Marriages and Deaths Wall to Wall for BBC 2 2014 KorkyAward
dir. Nick Betts
Behind the scenes as people record life's great moments

Iceland Foods: Life in the Freezer Cabinet Films of Record for BBC 2 2013
dir. Max Shapira, Alisa Pomeroy
The fortune of Iceland supermarkets is in the balance as maverick CEO Malcome Walker tries to manage the horse meat scandle

Educating Yorkshire Twofour for Channel 4 2013KorkyAward
dir. David Brindley
A series on school life set in culturally diverse Dewsbury

Despatches - Syria: Across the Lines Quicksilver Media, WGBH, Channel 4 2013 KorkyAward
dir. Olly Lambert
Going behind the lines of both sides of the Syrian civil war; this is a portrait of a society cleaving itself apart.
Skint Keo films for BBC 3 2013 KorkyAward
dir. Holly Challinor
People who are often maligned for their benefit lifestyles offer their own stories and show how to survive without work

The Railway - Keeping Britain on Track Century Films for BBC2 2013
dir. Jo Hughes
Following the staff of Leeds railways as summer brings out the binge drinkers, trespassers and thieves.
Editor

Midwives The Garden Productions for BBC 2 2012
dir. Charlie Russell.
A look at the role of the midwife in a new high-risk tertiary referral maternity unit.
Editor

Wonderland - Young, Bright and to the Right Productions for BBC 2 2012
dir. Alisa Pomeroy.
Oxbridge is the breeding ground of Prime ministers and Michaelmas term will make or break the political careers of two Conservative students.
Editor

One Born Every Minute - series 3 Dragonfly for Channel 4 2012 KorkyAward
dir. David Brindley.
Celebrating what it really feels like to become a parent, by taking a bustling maternity hospital and filling it with forty cameras.
Editor

Lost Children Rare Day for Channel 4 2011
dir. James House.
How troubled children are made and managed.
Editor

Extreme A&E Dragonfly for Channel 4 2011
dir. Sue Learoyd.
Kevin Fong examines accident procedures at one of Britain’s new trauma centres, Kings College Hospital.
Editor

Mary Queen of Frocks Optomen for Channel 4 2011
dir. Hannah Wesson.
Can Mary Queen of Shops, retail Tsar, survive the challenge of creating her own shop?
Editor

Educating Essex Twofour for Channel 4 2011
dir. David Clews.
Year 11 at state school, a look at the pressures on the lives of teenagers in the run up to their GCSEs.
Editor

Playing Against Time Dibb Directions for BBC 4 2011
dir. Mike Dibb.
Jazz saxophonist Barbara Thompson’s struggles with Parkinson disease.
Editor

One Born Every Minute - series 2 Dragonfly for Channel 4 2010 KorkyAward
dir. David Brindley.
Fourty cameras in a maternity ward show the impact of a birth on the lives of those in a delivery ward.
Editor

First Cut - Planning Outlaws Keo for Channel 4 2010
dir. Melody Howse.
Three people take on the planning authorities.
Editor

Are You Fitter Than a Pensioner? betty tv for BBC 3
dir. Jon Crisp.
Super fit American pensioners take on some boozy, bone idle young Brits.
Editor

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession BBC for BBC 4 2010
dir. Colette Camden.
A history of the discovery of the world seen through maps.
Editor

Famous, Rich and Jobless Love Productions for BBC 3 2007
dir. Ed Kellie.
Five celebrities people try living with job seekers in deprived areas.
Editor.

Peckham Finishing School for Girls BBC for BBC 3 2010
dir. Kate Hampel.
Four girls from privileged backgrounds experience life in Peckham, one of London’s most deprived areas.
Editor

Cutting Edge - Confessions of a Traffic Warden betty tv for Channel 4 2009
dir. Olly Lambert.
The hated and abused Civil Enforcerment Officers tell their own story and how they see the country they have adopted.
Editor

Imagine - David Hockney: A Bigger Picture Coluga Pictures for BBC 1 2009 KorkyAward
dir. Bruno Wollheim.
An intimate portrait of the artist as he returns to his native Yorkshire and his roots.
Editor

My big Decision Love Productions for BBC 3 2008
dir. Zoe Page.
Two teenage girls about to face life changing issues with their mums and grans.
Editor

Boys and Girls Alone Love Productions for Channel 4 2008
dir Hannah Wesson.
Eight to eleven year olds try life without parents, who does best the boys or the girls?
Editor

Famous, Rich and Homeless Love Productions for BBC 3 2008
dir. Mark Henderson.
Five celebrities try living on the street and experience a homeless existence.
Editor.

Undercover Princes Objective Productions for BBC 3 2008
dir. Peter Emina.
Three foreign princes go undercover as commoners to seek true love in Britain.
Editor

Best House on the Street Red House TV for Channel 5 2008
dir. Jenny Midl
Charlie Luxton helps families extend their houses by creating a walkthrough experience in the studio.
Editor

The Baby Borrowers on Holiday Love Productions for BBC 3 2008
dir. Jane Treasure, Mark Henderson.
Five teenage couples are given a fast track parenting experience.
Editor

Ladette to Lady RDF Media for ITV 1 2008
dir. Bec Smith.
Ladettes given the finishing school treatment to turn them into ladies
Editor

Outrageous Wasters Betty TV for BBC 3
dir. Ben Cook.
A family with large energy consumption are taken to eco boot camp to be shown how to change their wasteful ways.
Editor

Filthy Rich and Homeless ep.1 Love Productions for BBC 3 2007 |
dir. Elliot Read.
Five wealthy people try living on the street and experience a homeless existence.
Editor.

One Life - Half the Dog is Mine Maverick Television for BBC 1 2007
dir. Katie Buchanan.
A look at the growing trend of dog custody battles after couples split.
Editor

The Baby Borrowers Love Productions for BBC 3 2007
dir. Hannah Weston, Jane Treasure.
Five teenage couples are given a fast track parenting experience.
Editor

Do You Want To Live For Ever? Windfall Films for Channel 4 2007
dir. Christopher Sykes.
Dr Aubrey de Grey believes that there are people alive today who will live forever.
Editor

Single Mums SOS with Kate and Emily Love Productions for Discovery 2006
dir. Cara Lavan.
Kate Ford and Emily Abbott help single mums in making new lives.
Editor

Extraordinary Breastfeeding RDF Media for Channel 4 2006
dir. Katie Buchanan.
Four women who practice extended breastfeeding.
Editor

Rock Star’s Wives and Rock Star Kids Love Productions for Sky
dir. Terry Tyldesley.
Two programmes on the effects of rock & roll lifestyles on families.
Editor

Stairlift to Heaven Love Productions for Channel 4 2005
dir. Kira Phillips.
A son puts his 90 year old dad into a home; the stress nearly finishes their relationship.
Editor

In Your Face series 2 Coluga Pictures for Channel 4 5x15’ 2004/5
dir. Christopher Swayne.
Series about portraiture exploring the relationship between the artist and sitter
Director, cameraman and editor

Having a Baby Ruined My Life Love Productions for Channel 5 2005
dir. Emma Sayce.
Parents break a taboo by speaking out about the resentment and frustration they feel when they have babies and young children.
Editor

Extreme Family Values RDF Media for Channel 5 2004
dir. Stephen O’Leary.
A comparison of two families with opposing ways of living and bringing up their children.
Editor

Wife Swap USA RDF Media for ABC 2004
dir. Marcus Sully.
Ivy League wife swaps with ‘white trash’ single mum.
Editor

Wife Swap RDF Media for Channel 4 2004
dir. Katy Issacs.
Teacher swaps with wife who believes children should be free to enjoy life.
Editor

Born too Soon Maverick for Channel 4 2003
dir. Sara Tibbetts.
The effects of premature babies on families.
Editor

Art Show - Portrait Coluga Pictures for Channel 4 2003
dir. Bruno Wollheim .
A study of an official portrait in the making and the relationship between artist and sitter as Tom Phillips paints Charles Saumarez Smith.
Cameraman and Editor

David Hockney - Double Portrait Coluga Pictures for BBC 2 & 4 2003 KorkyAward
dir. Christopher Swayne.
In painting his London friends with their partners David Hockney reveals as much about his own relationships as those of his subjects.
Director, cameraman and editor

To Mars by A-bomb CSP for BBC 4 2002
dir. Christopher Sykes.
America’s plan for a nuclear bomb-powered rocket called Project Orion.
Editor

Tainted Love Maverick for Channel 4 2002
dir Kira Phillips.
Chance encounters in a sexual health clinic.
Editor

Faking It RDF for Channel 4 2002
dir. Emily Fielden.
Solicitor fakes it as garage MC.
Editor

Faking It RDF for Channel 4 2002
dir. Christopher Sykes.
NHS radiographer fakes it as fashion photographer.
Editor

The Golden Mummies Cicada Films for Discovery 2002
dir. Chris Hale.
Zahi Hawass investigates new discoveries in the Valley of the Golden Mummies.
Editor

Inside the Vatican Cicada Films for Discovery 2002
dir. Roberta Rose, Chris Hooke.
A look behind the scenes at the workings of the notoriously secret Vatican.
Editor

In Your Face series 1 Coluga Pictures for Channel 4 10x10’ 2001
dir. Christopher Swayne.
Series about portraiture featuring Ross Kemp, Mo Mowlam, John Hurt, the Kinnocks, Lord Leicester and many more.
Director, cameraman and editor

African Village RDF for Channel 4 2001
South London mixed race family experience life in an African village.
Editor

Iams – Puppy Training New Moon 2001
A dog food commercial for Procter and Gamble.
Editor

Doing Time RDF for Channel 4 2001
dir. Kira Phillips.
The impact of a prison sentence on the whole family.
Editor

Destination Mars RDF for Channel 4 2001
dir. Srik Narayanan, Damon Thomas.
The effects of long distance space travel on the human body.
Editor

The Building of the Year ZCZ Films for Channel 4 2000
dir. Christopher Swayne.
Films of the final seven buildings competing for the annual RIBA Stirling prize.
Director and editor

Web of Stories for WebofStories.com 2000
dir. Christopher Sykes.
A web site containing interconnected stories from some of the greatest scientists of last century.
Editor

Generation Sex - Baby Mothers RDF for Channel 4 2000
dir. Kira Phillips.
Britain has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe; the film follows two girls one who has a baby the other an abortion.
Editor

Together Again Channel 4 2000
dir. Sandi Scott.
Couples that have split up are brought back together again.
Editor

Best Friends RDF for Channel 4 1999
dir. Kira Phillips.
A look at the changes of fortune of two Kosovan Albanian refugees. One returned to Kosova, the other became a refugee living in Glasgow.
Editor

Science Mysteries - Monumental Mysteries BBC and Discovery 1999
dir. Christopher Swayne.
An investigation into controversial new ideas that are challenging basic beliefs about Biblical history and the ancient world.
Director and editor

Art House - Making an Exhibition of Ourselves ZCZ Films for Channel 4 1999
dir. Christopher Swayne.
Jonathan Glancey’s opinionated survey of the great British exhibitions from the Crystal Palace to the Dome.
Director and editor

The Eleventh Hour BBC 1 special 1998
dir. Peter Dale and Christopher Sykes.
A film to mark the eightieth anniversary of the Armistice.
Editor

Henry Moore: Carving a Reputation BBC 2 special 1998
dir. James Runcie.
A biography of the sculptor Henry Moore, celebrating the centenary of his birth.
Editor

To the Ends of the Earth - Phantom Tiger Cicada for Channel 4 1998
dir. Chris Hale.
Zoologist Juliet Vickery attempts to find the supposedly extinct Tasmanian tiger.
Editor

Equinox - Resurrecting the Mammoth Cicada Films for Channel 4 and Discovery 1998 KorkyAward
dir. Christopher Swayne.
A Japanese expedition goes to Siberia in search of frozen remains of the Woolly Mammoth; they hope to revive its ancient DNA.
Director

Seven Wonders of the World BBC2 1997
dir. Christopher Sykes.
A series in which scientists describe their choice of the seven most remarkable aspects of the world - Arthur C Clarke, Richard Dawkins, Thomas Eisner, Steven Pinker Alison Jolly, Monica Grady.
Editor

Bookmark - A Curious Mind 1996
dir. Mike Dibb.
A journey to the places that have inspired the writer A.S.Byatt.
Editor

Equinox - Do Vampire Bats have friends? CSP for Channel 4 1997
dir. Christopher Sykes.
An exploration of animal consciousness.
Editor

Omnibus - The Fame and Shame of Salvador Dali 1996
dir. Mike Dibb.
A two-part biography presented by Ian Gibson.
Editor

The Tourist - The Sun, Sea and the Spanish BBC 2 1996
dir. Christopher Swayne.
A look into the impact of tourism from the point of view of the host population.
Director

The Tourist - The Last Resort BBC2 1996
dir. Christopher Swayne.
A journey through the themes of a man-made tourist world created by the entertainment industry.
Director

Omnibus - A Suitable Boy BBC 1994
dir. Nadia Hagger.
A biography of Vikram Seth after the publication of “A Suitable Boy”.
Editor

Arena - Not a Bad Girl BBC 1993
dir. Chris Austin.
The life and times of the black South African singer Brenda Fassie during the county’s transition from white rule.
Editor

Bookmark - See Under: Peace BBC 2 1993
dir. Christopher Swayne.
As the Oslo peace accord was being signed the Israeli writer David Grossman investigated what had happened to his nation's consciousness as the “occupier” of the West Bank.
Director

Artist's Journeys - Chadwick on Kahlo BBC 2 1992
dir. Christopher Swayne.
Helen Chadwick looks into the life of the Mexican artist Frieda Kahlo and encounters a painter whose work was dominated by emotional and physical pain.
Director

Artist's Journeys - Cragg on Brancusi BBC 2 1992
dir. Christopher Swayne.
Tony Cragg goes to Romania to look at the peasant culture where the master sculptor Constantin Brancusi started his life.
Director

Arena - Robert Rauchenberg BBC1991
dir. Nigel Finch.
Using the artist’s own footage the film looks at the life and art of Robert Rauchenberg.
Role: edited

The Complete Citizen Kane BBC 2 1991
co-directed with Leslie Megahey.
A 50th birthday celebration of the "greatest film ever made".
Co-director

Arena - Operation Sea-Lion BBC 2 1991 KorkyAward
dir. Christopher Swayne.
Anselm Kiefer addresses a troubled German history through his paintings.
Director and editor

Arena - Salif Keita: Destiny of a Noble Outcast BBC 1990
dir. Chris Austin.
Built around a London performance the film examines the beliefs and background of the albino singer from Mali.
Editor

In Pursuit of Don Juan BBC 1989
dir. Mike Dibb.
An exploration of the origins and numerous manifestations of Spain’s great cultural archetype.
Editor

Arena - Robert Maplethorpe BBC 1988
dir. Nigel Finch.
A biography of the photographer made shortly before Maplethorpe died of Aids.
Editor

Arena - Joseph Beuys BBC 2 1987
co-directed with Caroline Tisdall.
The first film to show all the aspects of this influential artist, it asks whether he was a shaman or charlatan.
Co-director and editor

Arena - The Spirit of Lorca BBC 1986
dir. Mike Dibb.
The Spanish poet and playwright’s life told by his biographer Ian Gibson.
Editor

Omnibus - The Last Moguls BBC 1986
dir. Christopher Sykes.
How the Israeli film moguls Menachem Golem and Yoram Globus who took over the British Rank cinema circuit and do film business.
Editor

Omnibus - Studs Terkel’s Chicago BBC 1985
dir. Mike Dibb.
The US broadcaster and oral historian gives his account of his home city’s past.
Editor

Arena - Sunset People BBC 1984
dir. Jana Bokova.
A look at the Hollywood hopefuls and losers living on Sunset Boulevard.
Editor

Arena - What's Cuba Playing At? BBC 1984
dir. Mike Dibb.
A celebration of the diversity and vitality of Cuban music and dance and a look at its Afro-Spanish roots.
Editor

Destination D-Day BBC 1 special 1984
dir. Roy Davies.
A film to mark the 40th anniversary of D-Day with Sir Hew Weldon.
Editor

Arena - Classically Cuban BBC 1983
dir. Mike Dibb.
A celebration of classical ballet in Cuba with Alicia Alonso and Cuban National Ballet.
Editor

Arena – Cinderella BBC 1983
dir. Marina Warner, Melissa Llewellyn-Davies.
The origins, different versions and the continuing popularity of the Cinderella fairy tale.
Editor

Arena – The GPO Story BBC 1983
dir. Nigel Williams.
The story of the GPO Film Unit’s bold experiments in movie-making.
Editor

Arena - Somewhere Over The Rainbow BBC 1983
dir. Mike Dibb.
Peter Fuller looks at the psychology of painter Robert Natkin as he makes his abstract colour field painting.
Editor

Arena - Martin Chambi BBC 1982
dir. Andy Harries, Paul Yule.
Life in Peru in the 1930s through the lens of Peruvian photographer Martin Chambi.
Editor

Omnibus - Brits on Broadway BBC 1982
dir. Robin Lough.
The British take over Broadway with shows Cats and Phantom.
Editor

Arena - Rene Clair BBC 1981
dir. Gavin Miller.
A celebration of the life and work of the great French film director.
Editor

Arena - I Thought I was Taller- A Short History of Mel Brooks BBC 1981
dir. Alan Yentob.
Mel Brook's version of his life story.
Editor

Susan Hiller - A Provisional Portrait Arts Council of Great Britain 1980
dir. Christopher Swayne.
A dialogue between the artist Susan Hiller and Christopher Swayne about her work and the making of the film.
Director and editor

Paraphernalia in concert BBC 1979
dir. Mike Dibb.
Barbara Thompson's jazz-rock band in performance.
Editor

Grange Hill BBC 1979
Drama series set in a comprehensive school.
Editor

On a Paving Stone Mounted BFI 1978
dir. Thaddeus O'Sullivan.
An exploration of Irish identity.
Sound recordist

The Silent Cry ZDF-TV 1977
dir. Stephen Dwoskin.
Impressionistic and dreamlike episodes of a woman as she interacts with her family in this "underground" film.
Production Assistant

Reading Forgetting RCA 1977
dir. Christopher Swayne.
It is precisely because I forget that I read.
Director

 

 

 

 






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