New directors get big break on BBC Three

BBC Three has given yet another set of new directors the opportunity to work on TV projects with six new factual films under its Fresh strand. The programmes cover a range of subjects targeted at a youth audience, from underage drinkers to female webcam performers.


Set to air next year, the new season of docs follow on from previous films in the Fresh strand, including Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 and My Brother the Islamist.

The hour-long films are: School of Rock (w/t) directed by Kieran Carruthers via StoryVault Films - dubbed Skins meets Fame Academy, following students at the ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music) who aim to make it big as rock stars.

Webcam Girls (w/t) produced, directed and developed by Matthew Carter via Special Edition Films -delving into the lives of three girls who make a living by performing in front of webcams.

Growing Up Down's (w/t) produced, directed and filmed by Will Jessop via Maverick Television and Dartmouth Films - following a youth theatre group with Down's syndrome as they put on a touring production of Hamlet.

Does Skunk Make You Crazy? (w/t) produced and directed by Charlotte Rodrigues via Acme Films - 23-year old journalist Jake Hanrahan talks to cannabis-induced psychosis sufferers and aims to lift the lid on the effects of the drug.

Underage and Over the Limit (w/t) produced and directed by Louis Grover via Special Edition Films - meeting underage drinkers in the North East and youth workers on the front line.

Knight Club, produced and directed by Matt Ralph via Endemol - an insight the world of medieval tournaments, focussing on a group of modern-day knights competing at the international Battle of the Nations tournament in France.