Academic Staff

Nic Blower

Staff positionFilm Studies Admissions, Film Studies Employability Officer
Emailnwblow@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 874456
Room5NW.5.3
Biography

 Nic is a filmmaker who has worked for the BBC for over twenty years, producing and directing documentaries and drama documentaries. His latest critically acclaimed film Transplant followed both sides of the organ donation story, which was a first for UK television. His work has taken him all over the world and he has filmed in Lebanon, Nepal and the US. His subjects have included neurosurgery in The Brain Hospital for BBC 1, social housing in the series Neighbourhood Watched for BBC 1, missing people in the The Day They Disappeared for BBC 1 and forensic science in the film No Ordinary Murder for BBC 2. Nic’s approach to his documentary work focuses on deep access, combining Direct Cinema and Cinéma Vérité. He is currently developing new projects and his latest fiction short film Periphery is awaiting festival approval.

Websitehttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1454030/resume
Qualifications

 BA Drama & English (York St John); MA Film (Essex)

Research interests
  •  British documentary
  • Contemporary film
Teaching responsibilities

LT122 Introduction To Film Production
LT222 Filmmaking
LT833 Independent Practical Film Project
LT932 Film and Video Production Workshop

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