Filmmaker Bios

Lucy BaileyWith a background in anthropology and a passion for Africa, Co-Director Lucy Bailey has over ten years' experience as a director in television, much of it shooting on the African continent. Her credits include Lorenzo's Oil — Miracle or Myth (BBC, 2004) and Saving Planet Earth — Saving Turtles (BBC, 2007). Bailey has also worked for the charity Comic Relief, making promotional films that were nominated for the One World Media Popular Features Award in 2008. She formed Explore Films with Andrew Thompson in 2008. She lives in Great Britain with her co-director and life partner, Andrew Thompson.

Andrew ThompsonCo-Director/Cinematographer Andrew Thompson is a BAFTA- and RTS-nominated cameraman who has more than 14 years' experience filming all over the world for Channel 4 (C4), BBC, National Geographic and Discovery. While he works mainly as a director of photography, he has increasingly turned his attention to directing. His cinematography credits include Sex Traffic (C4, 2008), Inside the Kingdom (BBC, 2007), Brian Keenan in Lebanon (BBC, 2007), Ross Kemp in Afghanistan (SKY, 2007) and Geldof in Africa (BBC, Discovery 2004). Thompson is the co-founder, with Lucy Bailey, of Explore Films. He lives with Bailey in Great Britain.