Acclaimed artist and filmmaker, Jeanie Finlay is responsible for some of the most idiosyncratic, intimate and personal documentaries in recent years. Sound It Out, a portrait of the last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, revealed much about the community in one of the UK’s most deprived areas, The Great Hip Hop Hoax told the unbelievable tale of how a Scottish hip hop duo convinced Sony Music that they were LA rappers, in order to land a recording contract and Panto! Mayhem, Make Up and Magic, made for BBC's Storyville, which follows a cast of Nottingham amateur actors staging a production of Puss in Boots.
In conversation with the BB1 Film Programme critic Danny Leigh, Jeanie will discuss her films, share insights into her innovative financing, engagement and distribution strategies. Alongside the UK premiere of her latest film, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, Doc/Fest is delighted to welcome Jeanie to talk about her work.