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Mark McNeill: On making documentaries, and more...

Interview – 2015

Mark McNeill runs production company Razor Films. McNeill has a background as a freelance documentary maker, with credits including award-winners Why Am I? The Science of Us and My Father’s War in Italy, and episodes of Epitaph. He also worked on popular reality show Kiwi Flatmates.com. His collaborations with psychologist Nigel Latta include the various Politically Incorrect shows, and 2014 series Nigel Latta.

In this ScreenTalk, McNeill talks about:

  • Having complete control on his episode of ground-breaking series First Hand 
  • Regular interruptions by gunfire while filming Mogadishu Madness
  • Interviewing survivor John Glennie for documentary Back from the Dead - The Saga of the Rose-Noëlle
  • Finding great stories for TV series Epitaph
  • Mad times making 'insanely successful' early reality show Kiwi Flatmates.com 
  • Working with Nigel Latta on the hit Politically Incorrect shows 
  • His ambitious project following 1037 people’s lives in Why Am I? The Science of Us
  • Basing his career on making shows he really wants to make

This video was first uploaded on 16 June 2015, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside