Gwen Isaac is an experienced documentary and factual film-maker, having worked for leading broadcasters in the UK and USA since 1997.
Gwen Isaac is an experienced documentary and factual film-maker, having
worked for leading broadcasters in the UK and USA since 1997.
Gwen specialises in observational and social history documentaries – both
working as a self-shooting director and directing broadcast crews.
In 2003 Gwen’s documentary was selected as part of the prestigious ITV
London young director’s series, Metroland. Old Dogs, New Tricks broadcast
in TV primetime and achieved critical acclaim from London’s Evening
Standard, the Guardian and the Times newspapers.
Gwen has worked with highly-respected independent production houses such
RDF, Endemol UK and Lion Television and for broadcasters ITV and the BBC.
She has led teams on series as diverse as ITV’s Mum’s on Strike and the
BBC’s Summer at York Minster which followed the fortunes of the community
of Europe’s biggest cathedral, York Minster.
In 2006 Gwen directed the behind-the-scenes materials
for Rambo in the Thailand jungle, up close and personal with the
star and director Sylvester Stallone. Gwen also directed for a NBC/BBC co-production the
behind-the-scenes action of cult TV series, Heroes.
Gwen put star and broadcaster together in 2010 for the BBC’s head-line grabbing,
Lindsay Lohan’s Indian Journey, which saw the Hollywood actress travel to
India to investigate child-trafficking.
Between 2011 – 2016 Gwen worked on Where There is Life as a one-woman-band, filming
this critically-acclaimed longitudinal study of a family under pressure. The film premiered at the New Zealand
International Film Festival in 2017. The panel acclaimed “Isaac’s film is startling in its candour”.
The film was selected for the Doc without Borders and Blow-up
International Art House Film Festival in the USA. In addition Gwen won Best First Time Film Director
at the London Independent Film Awards.
Gwen is underway with her next feature documentary. Click here if you want to get involved.