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Studio 9 Films Ltd is the company led by award winning

filmmaker and photojournalist Fiona Lloyd-Davies.


It produces programmes for major broadcasters, including the BBC,

Channel 4 and Al Jazeera English, and is commissioned to make films by NGOs.


Studio 9 Films builds on Fiona's extensive experience of producing compelling films

about complex subjects from difficult locations.


With her proven track record as a series producer,

and seasoned producer/director the company delivers powerfcul, high-quality films

for traditional, multi-platform broadcasts as well as theatrical presentations. 

Collaboration is welcomed.

With Fiona's long term experience and unique skill set, Studio 9 Films is an

inviting place for filmmakers to come and be nurtured and develop. 

The company hosts short courses and bespoke filmmaking training.

The courses cater for young, emerging journalists and filmmakers;

photographers who wish to expand their knowledge to the moving image;

and those who are looking for introductory or refresher courses in specific areas. 

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Award winning filmmaker & photojournalist, Fiona Lloyd-Davies is one of the UK's

most experienced foreign documentary and current affairs journalists.


She’s been making films and taking pictures about human rights issues in areas of conflict since 1992,

including in Bosnia, Iraq, Pakistan, and  the Democratic Republic of Congo.


 Her film about Honour Killing in Pakistan License to Kill for BBC2 Correspondent strand

helped bring about a change in the law in Pakistan and was awarded

a Royal Television Society award for Best International Journalism.


Fiona found her way into this genre through an ad hoc trip to Bosnia in the first few months

of the war in 1992. It landed her first job on Clive Gordon's BAFTA award winning

feature documentary:The Unforgiving. It also started her passion for exposing human rights issue's

and bringing stories from areas of conflict to a wider audience.

Her work combines journalism with a strong visual style that she learnt as

a graduate of the Royal College of Art.


She’s also a widely published and exhibited photojournalist in UK broadsheets and magazines

such as the Guardian, The Observer magazine and the Herald. 


She films much of her own work, drawing out intensely personal and difficult stories

from people often at their most vulnerable; drawing the viewer into the subjects life

to render a deeply drawn portrait, while preserving

the dignity and integrity of their story. 

Fiona is used to managing a wide variety of teams from young students

doing work experience to large documentary teams, and series producing broadcast films. 



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Billy Jupp is a composer known for his work on multiple drama based true stories surrounding the refugee crisisBilly's music is bold and original, with strong rhythmic and melodic ideas always being at the heart of his scores. With recognition from BAFTA, Billy has an eclectic back catalogue of film genres under his belt from star studded feature length drama's like 'The Flood' to art house feature film 'Palindrome' and documentaries like 'Mad World'. 



Cost of Cobalt

Reportage Medium Finalist

DIG Awards


Congo Rape trial

RTS Nomination for ‘Best Independent’

One World Media Awards Nomination


Seeds of Hope

One World Media Awards Nomination



Justice in Action

Best International Documentary

The Peoples Film Festival New York



Baghdad Blogger series

Royal Television Society Award for Innovation 



Licence to Kill

Royal Television Society Award for Current Affairs International


The Refugee Trail

European Online Journalism award for the best investigative reporting:

Maggie O'Kane & Fiona Lloyd-Davies 


My Amazing Brain: Richard's War

"...unmissable, inspirational telly."

Melanie Reid, The Times

Seeds of Hope

"‪#seedsofhope  is a must watch!”



"I think I stopped breathing for about 10 minutes

after I watched the trailer for Seeds of Hope".

Barbara Arnett, Michigan



Justice in Action

Ed Vulliamy, award winning journalist -

"The best film about Bosnia that I’ve ever seen."



Stacey Dooley investigates...: Kids with Guns

The Times – 4 stars “Humanity in the heart of darkness

...got to the right interviewees,

 asked the right questions & drew … the right conclusions.”



The World's Most Dangerous Place to be a Woman

Jeremy Hunt, Culture secretary “A remarkable piece of journalism,

the BBC at its very best”






“A visually stunning and gut-achingly harrowing new film”



“… unforgettable …a story of the triumph of human nature over terrible abuse.” 

Evening Standard


“Seeds of Hope conveys unimaginable pain,

but also the hope and strength of the women

 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

Mobina Jaffer , Senator for British Columbia, Canada


Harrowing reality, awesome courage” 

Howard Drake , UK High Commissioner. Canada



Since 2013 Seeds of Hope has been shown all over the world

at the Pulitzer Center Film Festival; The West End Cinema, Washington DC;

St Louis International Film Festival; Ottawa,

the ESVC Summit, the Frontline Club;

Ham High Hotel Cinema. London; Trieste International Festival “Film for Peace”; Edinburgh, Philadelphia; the United Nations, New York;  McGill University, Montreal; ‘this human World’, the International Human Rights Film Festival, Vienna; the Human Rights Film Festival, Zagreb.