Walker George Films

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Founded in 2005 by Stephen Walker and Sally George,[1] Walker George Films is a production company producing films for British television, including BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Stephen Walker has directed around 14 films,[2] and was voted in the top 10 directors in the UK in Broadcast Magazine in 2007.[3] Sally George has directed or produced around 12 films,[4] including The Human Face with John Cleese, which was nominated for two Emmy awards.[5]

Two of their documentaries have followed the life of Alex Stobbs, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. The first, A Boy Called Alex, was broadcast in 2008, and the second, Alex: A Passion for Life (2009), followed Alex's first year as a chorister at King's College, Cambridge as he prepared to conduct Bach's St Matthew Passion in April 2009.

The company's first film, Young @ Heart, was released in April 2008 and documents the Young at Heart Chorus as they deal with deteriorating health but perform music that might be unexpected for their age.[6] The film has won numerous awards, including “Best International Feature” at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2007.[7]

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  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/organisation/215839
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0908223/
  3. ^ http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/multi-platform/news/hot-100-directors/374355.article
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0963216/
  5. ^ http://www.emmys.org/downloads/images/2002emmys/2002noms.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.walkergeorgefilms.co.uk/films/5-documentaries/21-young-at-heart
  7. ^ http://www.lafilmfest.com/2009/archives.php