PODCAST: Gemma Atkinson – Documentary filmmaker

This week I’m speaking to documentary filmmaker Gemma Atkinson, who is based between London and Barcelona, and co-founded the production company Fat Rat Films 15 years ago where she is the current creative director. Gemma has a vast amount of experience within the documentary filmmaking industry, and has produced countless films and other content for NGOs and international institutions across the globe, as well as her own personal projects. Gemma and I discuss her motivations for creating a production company over freelancing, how her approach to documentary storytelling and filmmaking has changed over the years, and continues to change, how to be an effective storyteller, and much more. Portfolio | Instagram | Vimeo Podcast hosted and produced by ⁠Chris King

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Touching the void Catfish Act of Terror (animation by Gemma) Una Marzorati Equidem Comic Relief The Elders Girls Not Brides Publish What You Pay 3 Identical Strangers Tim Wardel Maite Alberdi Mole Agent Dick Johnson is Dead Simon Chin The Imposter Man on Wire