Jeanie Finlay

Director

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Jeanie is a British artist and filmmaker who creates intimate, funny and personal documentary films and artworks. Her focus is on creating compelling portraits and is obsessed with telling other people’s stories. Her work is known for its innovative approach to engaging with audiences in meaningful ways.
Her work includes:
ORION: The Man Who Would Be King (87 mins, BIFA winner, Premiere – Tribeca, BBC Storyville, Creative England, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Broadway. Distributed by Sundance Selects)  The project was awarded a Future documentary innovation award from React Lab to create a wraparound artwork – I am Orion. Indietracks (29 mins Shine a Light, Esmé Fairbairn) about the indiepop music festival that takes place on a heritage railway site in Derbyshire, Panto! (71 mins) a co production with Met Film Production for BBC Storyville,   The Great Hip Hop Hoax (88 mins, World Premiere – SXSW) for BBC Scotland and BBC Storyville, Sound It Out (75 mins, World Premiere – SXSW) (winner – Cinema Versa – Best documentary) a documentary portrait of the the very last vinyl record shop in Teesside (official film of Record Store Day), feature documentary Goth Cruise for the Independent Film Channel (USA,75 min) which became the most downloaded title ever on IFC, critically acclaimed doc Teenland (BBC4 60 min) and award winning interactive documentary Home-Maker.
Jeanie was named by Creative England and The Telegraph in 2016 as one of the 50 most creative companies in England and an Inspiration award winner by Sheffield Doc/ Fest as someone who has been an inspiration to filmmakers and inspired audiences around the world to engage in documentary. She is a vocal supporter of Raising Films, which advocates for parents working in the media industry and is a regular contributor to The Talkhouse.  Named a “Star of Tomorrow” in Screen International’s prestigious yearly review of new filmmakers, Jeanie was a director of Nottingham’s flagship cinema and media centre, Broadway for many years.
She set up Glimmer Films in 2008 to deliver ambitious, engaging and empathetic work for cinema, broadcast and exhibition.