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“Finlay is responsible for some of the most idiosyncratic, intimate and personal documentaries of recent years”
— Sheffield Doc Fest
“Jeanie Finlay is a terrific documentary maker. In whatever she does, she gets exactly the right amount of closeness and distance, she’s close enough to the subject that you feel intimate empathy but she’s far enough away that you don’t feel intrusive. “
— Mark Kermode
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GAME OF THRONES:
THE LAST WATCH

2019. 115 Mins. Documentary
Glimmer Films for HBO

For a year, acclaimed British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay was embedded on the set of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The Last Watch delves deep into the mud and blood to reveal the tears and triumphs involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life in the very real studios, fields and car-parks of Northern Ireland.

EMMY NOMINATED

Beautiful, epic, and heartfelt” INDIEWIRE

Fascinating insights...poignant journeys...intimacy... 'The Last Watch' is a better ending than the 'Game of Thrones' finale” MASHABLE

Typically superb... continues Finlay’s knack for celebrating idiosyncratic human stories... for an intimate deep insight” THE QUIETUS

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Seahorse

2019. 89 Mins. Documentary
BBC TWO, Grain Media, Glimmer Films & The Guardian

One trans man’s pioneering quest to fulfil an age-old desire: to start his own family. This is the story of the dad who gave birth.

An engaging, empathetic and affecting film from master-documentarian Jeanie Finlay
TOP 5 FILMS TO SEE IN CINEMAS THIS WEEK
MARK KERMODE

Critics Pick: THE GUARDIAN, THE OBSERVER, RADIO TIMES, TV TIMES, THE SCOTSMAN, DAILY TELEGRAPH, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, HEAT MAGAZINE, DAILY MAIL, MAIL ON SUNDAY, DAILY STAR, THE SUN, I WEEKEND, SUNDAY MIRROR

“A tender – and rather wonderful – documentary about love, family and the complexities of identity”
★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

A fascinating, vital story told with heart and tenderness
★★★★ LITTLE WHITE LIES

An astonishing, unmissable story
★★★★ FINANCIAL TIMES

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Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

2015. 86 Mins. Documentary
BBC Storyville, Creative England, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Glimmer Films Truth Department, Met Film & Broadway

The rollercoaster rise and tragic fall of the mystery masked man with the voice of a legend.

Winner: BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD
Critics Pick: NEW YORK TIMES

Wonderfully weird… As entertaining as it is moving
★★★★ MARK KERMODE

“The one film you need to see this week”
★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

★★★★★ THE QUIETUS “It’s unlikely you’ll see a better music film this year


★★★★ LITTLE WHITE LIES
★★★★ RADIO TIMES
★★★★ TOTAL FILM
★★★★ MOJO

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PANTO!

2014. 71 Mins. Documentary
Glimmer Films, Met film & BBC Storyville

A heartfelt and heartbreaking documentary following a cast of Nottingham amateur actors staging a production of Puss in Boots.

Critics Pick: DAILY MAIL, THE TELEGRAPH, TV TIMES, WHAT’S ON and TOTAL TV GUIDE

The film captures magnificently the spirit of the production in all its chaotic, funny, joyful and exhilarating glory” THE TIMES

Wonderfully uplifting” RADIO TIMES

Funny and poignant”  THE GUARDIAN

★★★★ THE OBSERVER
★★★★ SUNDAY TIMES

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The Great Hip Hop Hoax

2013. 86 Mins. Documentary
BBC Storyville, Creative Scotland, Glimmer Films & Met film

Truth, lies and the legacy of faking everything in the desperate pursuit of fame.

Critics Pick: LITTLE WHITE LIES, TIME OUT, DAILY TELEGRAPH, TOTAL FILM, EVENING STANDARD

A jaw dropping look at deception on a grand scale
★★★★ DAILY MIRROR

A great tale of a rock n roll swindle, told with pop star flair and biting intelligence
★★★★ THE HERALD

★★★★ TIME OUT
★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★ EVENING STANDARD
★★★★ LITTLE WHITE LIES
★★★★ TOTAL FILM
★★★★ THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★ RADIO TIMES

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SOUND IT OUT

2011. 75 Mins. Documentary
Glimmer Films & Sideshow

The very last record shop in Teesside, UK

“Like a mint pressing in a bargain bin, SOUND IT OUT is a rare find”
Critics Pick: NEW YORK TIMES

Wonderful
★★★★ EMPIRE

Hilarious and incredibly heartwarming
★★★★ NME

★★★★ THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★ EVENING STANDARD
★★★★ SUNDAY TIMES

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Goth Cruise

2008. 75 mins. Documentary
IFC, EM Media, Cactus Three & Tigerlily Films

Goth Cruise follows 150 pale, ‘people in black’ on a boat, taking part in the absolute antithesis of Goth – a cruise in the blazing sunshine.

Don your best black eyeliner and run to see this film” MTV

Disregard everything you know about Goth culture. ‘Goth Cruise’ is a landmark documentary that takes a candid and ultimately redefining look at what it really means to be Goth.” SHEFF/DOC/FEST

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Nottingham Lace

2010. 25 mins. Documentary
Glimmer Films, TVE’s Life on the Edge, BBC World News

Once the Lace Market of Nottingham pounded to the heavy metal beat of its handmade lace-making machines… but no more. Cluny Lace is the last of the lace makers.

Shown in 192 countries worldwide.

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Teenland

2008. 60 mins. Documentary
A Broadway production for BBC4

Four bedrooms, four teenagers, four portraits of life behind the closed bedroom door.

Critics Pick: DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE GUARDIAN, DAILY MAIL, RADIO TIMES, THE OBSERVER, THE INDEPENDENT

Jeanie Finlay’s film reminded you how weird the teenager is, or – shudder of self-recognition – was.”
THE TIMES

Brilliant…..an almost-fairytale atmosphere as we push the doors into the forbidden kingdom of teenage minds.” 
FOUR DOCS

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Indietracks

2016. 30 mins. Documentary
A Glimmer Films production for Shine a Light, Esmé Fairbairn

In 2007 an indiepop music festival was born in the unlikeliest of settings - a heritage steam train site in Butterley, Derbyshire. Indietracks is a film about big machines, small bands and unbridled passion.

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Love Takes

2008. 10 mins. Documentary
Made for DV SHORTS

Finding Mr Right is apparently as difficult at 8 as it is at 80. Love Takes charts the places that love takes us and leaves us as we fall in and out of love over a lifetime.

Candid, sweet and disquieting.”
WORLDWIDE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, TORONTO

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