BBC Wales has unveiled the candidates selected for the network’s inaugural Documentary Directors Initiative.
The winning four directors will now work with an independent production company to produce their first single, long-form documentary (minimum 30 minutes). All four projects will premiere across BBC1 Wales upon completion.
The candidates will also have access to exclusive mentoring and masterclasses with leading industry figures.
Selected directors include Toby Cameron, a self-shooting producer-director who will be directing his documentary with Folk Films; and Bethan Evans, a producer-director and development producer, who has chosen to produce her film with Wildflame Productions.
Also selected were Claire Hill, who has previously co-directed the BBC Wales documentary Richard and Jaco: Life With Autism and is producing her first long-form film with Wildflame Productions; and Jacqueline Lee, a producer-director who has selected Yeti Television as a producing partner.
“This scheme was always designed to give a platform to those who will tell compelling stories of Wales,” said BBC Wales head of commissioning Nick Andrews (pictured) in a statement. “We’ve been really impressed by the creative ideas that have been presented to us, and we’re hugely excited by the potential for the final films.”