Missing: The Lucie Blackman Case

In July 2000, 21 year-old British air hostess Lucie Blackman goes missing whilst travelling in Tokyo. She vanishes without a trace sparking an international investigation. Led by a team of tenacious Japanese detectives the discoveries lead them to Tokyo’s dark underbelly and ultimately to the tragic truth about Lucie’s brutal murder.

1 x 90′ documentary feature film

Directed by Hyoe Yamamoto

Netflix – 2023

The Phantom

In 1983 Carlos DeLuna was arrested for the murder of Wanda Lopez.  DeLuna protested his innocence, claiming there was another Carlos who committed the crime.  Six years later DeLuna was executed for the murder but had the State of Texas made a heinous mistake?

This true crime documentary examines the unjust truth behind his case.

1 x 90′ documentary feature film
Oxford Films for Netflix – 2021

Directed by Patrick Forbes

Jamie Johnson FC

Jamie Johnson FC is a new BBC drama set at Hawx United Academy, where young footballers come to see if their dreams will come true or get crushed, which talented hopeful has what it takes to make it?

CBBC drama series:
Series 1 – 12 x 30′
Series 2 – 12 x 30′

Shortform Film for CBBC – 2023 to present

Directed by Joe Talbot, Jon Priddle and Sam Talbot

Day Zero

As water comes perilously close to running out all over the planet, Day Zero examines the perfect storm of climate change and population growth, challenging our ideas about water and spurring us towards crucial action.

Narrated by BAFTA award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Filmed on location over three years, we witness local crises as they happen with compelling up-close-and-personal stories. Connecting the threads between the 2018 Cape Town water crisis and the 2019 Australian wildfires; the devastating effects of deforestation in the Amazon and the irreversible impact of human action on natural water resources in Florida, Mexico and the American Mid-West, Day Zero’s astonishing insight and access show how these localised disasters expose an impending global catastrophe, creating chaos and conflict all across the world.

1 x 90′ feature length documentary

Keo Films – 2021


Even as bombs fall on Damascus, Mutaz refuses to flee to the uncertain life of a refugee. His wife, Hala, and daughter, Zeina, must make the choice whether to stay or leave.

1 x 90′ feature film

BFI/Film4 – 2022

Directed by Soudade Kaadan

Unmade Film

Unmade Film is an installation sound piece by artist Uriel Orlow. It brings together fragmented components of a conventional film to create an immersive audio-visual experience and about the lost Palestinian village of Deir Yassin which was depopulated in a massacre by Zionist paramilitaries in April 1948.

Unmade Film: The Voiceover is a tour of Deir Yassin in the form of an audio-walk through guided by Mohammad Bakri (Arabic) and Nayef Rashed (English)

1 x 25′ sound installation
European exhibits 2013-16

Collaboration with Uriel Orlow

M for Medea

What makes us do the things we do? What are the consequences when love, jealousy and revenge are pushed to the extreme? M for Medea is a contemporary retelling of Euripides’ Medea, which explored the lengths that people will go to when they think they are right; posing questions that are often unanswered when experiencing love. A modern story of betrayal that kept you audiences on the edge of their seat.

Featuring visceral movement interspersed with evocative contemporary language and a pulsating music score, M for Medea was framed within a simple, haunting stage setting.

1 x 45′ – theatre/contemporary dance
UK tour – 2013-15

Floods Of Ink Theatre for Half Moon


Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides. Her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it. The chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her. But Tracy refused to give up. She re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to enter the race.

With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.

1 x 90′ feature documentary
New Black Films for Sony Pictures – 2019

Directed by Alex Holmes

Climate Change – The Facts

After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and the potential solutions to this global threat.

Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires. They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future.

1 x 60′ documentary
BBC – 2019

Directed by Serena Davies

Chuck Norris vs Communism

In 1980’s Romania, thousands of Western films smashed through the Iron Curtain opening a window into the free world for those who dared to look. A black-market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film to the people and sparked a revolution. Discover the magic of film and the power it has to change lives.

1 x 90′ documentary feature film
Vernon Films/Passion Pictures for Netflix – 2015

Directed by Ilinca Calugareanu
Produced by Mara Adina
Executive Producers – John Battsek, Nicole Stott, Brett Ratner

Score performed by the Brasov Philharmonic
Orchestrated by Tom Kilworth
Score mixed by Joe Rubel

Soundtrack available on iTunes, film available on Netflix

Chuck Norris vs Communism Reel from Rob Manning on Vimeo.


From the co-writer of Black Mirror and Stranger Things.

In the very near future, a test is developed that incontrovertibly lets a person know who their soulmate is. The new science is clear, and no matter a person’s current relationship status, whether they are single, dating or even married, this test will unmistakably point a person in the direction of their actual, scientifically determined soulmate.

Composition of additional music – ‘The (Power) Ballad Of Caitlin Jones’ (Ep6)
Ep6 lead composer – Anne Nikitin

1 x 60′ drama
AMC/Amazon – 2020

Director – William Bridges

Score performed by The LCO
Orchestrated by Robert Ames
Mixed by Goetz Botzenhardt

American Blackout

American Blackout imagines the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack, told in real time, over ten days, by those who kept recording using cameras and phones.

1 x 90′ drama
RAW for National Geographic – 2013

Director – Jonathan Rudd
Executive Producers – Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis, Richard Bond
Score Mixer – Richard Aitken

Soundtrack available on iTunes

Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson is a teenager on a mission to make it as a pro football player, but raw talent will only get him so far. Will the challenges he faces on and off the pitch stop him reaching his dream?

CBBC drama series:
Series 4 – 13 x 30′
Series 5 – 13 x 30′
Series 6 – 13 x 30′
Series 7 – 13 x 30′

Shortform Film for CBBC – 2018 to 2022

Directed by Joe Talbot and Julian Kemp

Miami Mega Jail

Louis spends time in one of the most notorious sections of Miami County Jail: the fifth & sixth floor of ‘main jail’ a vast holding pen for the un-convicted where most inmates are awaiting trial.

2 x 60′ documentary
BBC for BBC2 – 2011

Directed by Emma Cooper

Available on Netflix