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Ken McGill

Ken McGill is a critically acclaimed, award winning documentary filmmaker responsible for a number of ground breaking observational films. His film about the England football manager Graham Taylor was voted one of the best documentaries of all time by his peers, and his trilogy of films about Paul Gascoigne are seen as classics of the genre. He has produced, filmed and edited most of his own projects.

In 2005 McGill made a documentary series about the BRIT school for the BBC and was so taken by what it represented that he ended up working there. For nine years he ran a unique HE foundation course in partnership with Bournemouth University, and was responsible for much of the BRIT schools excellent film output.

His teaching at Ravensbourne University London covers documentary filmmaking, production and location management, film sales and distribution. Ken is also a very popular Final Major Project tutor, especially with students producing factual films.

Ken also lectures at the London Screen Academy, a unique 6th form college in Islington specialising in filmmaking. It was founded by Working Title Films, Eon Productions and Heyday Films as a way of widening the opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds to enter the industry.

As well as 25 years filmmaking experience and 12 in teaching, Ken has a Masters degree in Creative Media Education.


Ken McGill MA


BA (Hon) Digital Film Production

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