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Realscreen’s year-end survey: Al Morrow, Met Film Production

As the year draws to a close, realscreen has quizzed figures from across the factual spectrum for their 2013 highlights, lowlights, reflections and future aspirations. Met Film Production's head of documentary, Al Morrow (pictured), continues the series.
December 17, 2013

As the year draws to a close, realscreen has quizzed figures from across the factual spectrum for their 2013 highlights, lowlights, reflections and future aspirations. Met Film Production’s head of documentary, Al Morrow (pictured), continues the series.

My favorite factual program/series (or feature documentary) of 2013 was:
Educating Yorkshire (sorry if the rest of the world can’t watch it, it is really fabulous).

I never thought they’d make a program about:
Ten stone testicles.

The program/series/doc people will be talking about in five years is:
The Act of Killing.

In 18 months, no one will be talking about:
‘Highella’ [Nigella Lawson's drugs scandal] and hopefully The X Factor.

The best factual content I’ve seen online this year was:
http://24hoursofhappy.com

The most positive development in the non-fiction content industry this past year:
The launch of Sky Atlantic Documentary Films – a new home for feature documentaries.

The most troubling development in the non-fiction content industry this past year:
Fewer homes for feature documentaries.

The idea I really wish I thought of was:
Blackfish.

The idea I’m happiest to have had this year was:
Only to work with directors/producers whose names begin with J… Jerry, Jeanie, Jonny, John… et cetera.

If 2013 taught me one thing it was:
To paraphrase John Cleese: I used to think the world was a sane place with pockets of madness, and 2013 was the year I realized it is actually the reverse.

The buzzword I don’t want to hear in 2014 is:
‘Innovative.’

My New Year’s resolution for 2014 is:
To deliver┬áthat film…

About The Author
Jonathan Paul is a Toronto-based writer into creativity, content, advertising, tech, comics, video games, film, TV, time and space travel.

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