Wes L.

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Wes is a confident and thoughtful film editor with an impressive background in documentaries. He brings with him a unique style and interpretation that instils confidence and trust. A creative and mindful collaborator, Wes is in his element when in the middle of the creative process.

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Giving Voice follows the annual August Wilson Monologue competition and the thousands of high schoolers who enter the competition for the opportunity to perform on Broadway.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis. Netflix/Endgame. Dir: James D. Stern/Fernando Villena. TRT: 90 mins.

Winner: “Festival Favorite Award” - Sundance Film Festival


Following the aftermath of the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history. Bring Your Own Brigade explores the global wildfire epidemic.

HBO/Topic. Dir: Lucy Walker. TRT: 110.

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival

When it comes to creating a family, marriage equality has few options for newlyweds Nicolas and Aurelien, adoption in an impasse for same-sex couples in France with only two case's in its history. And so like thousands of gay couples around the world they are forced to break the law and travel abroad to the U.S, one of few countries without a commercial ban, in pursuit of an egg donor and a surrogate. Faced with the very real possibility that their baby will not be recognized as their own or as a citizen of France, "Ghosts of the République" refers to thousands of children with no legal parents, lost in a system that fails to acknowledge them as part of any family. The film explores the great expense and extreme lengths many gay couples go to have children, highlighting the ever-expanding private and unregulated, multi-billion dollar surrogacy industry.

Director: Jonathon Narducci. Production Company: Powershot Productions. USA/France. TRT: 85 mins.

One of the most eagerly anticipated reunions in British music history, Take That and Robbie Williams entered the recording studio in secret for the first time in 16 years. With unrestricted access to the band throughout the 12 months that followed, Look Back, Don’t Stare delivers a raw and intimate meditation on the process of friendship, forgiveness and creativity.

Universal/Pulse Films. Dir: FRED&NICK. TRT: 90 mins.

Filmed during her American tour, Feast on Scraps intercuts live concert performances, behind-the-scenes, studio performances and interviews from Alanis Morissette’s life that year.

Sony Pictures/Tidal4 Inc. USA. Dir: Alanis Morissette. TRT: 140 mins.

This BFI Grierson Award nominated film begins when Queens Park Rangers Football Club were an ailing, debt ridden and underperforming football club, languishing in the lower reaches of England’s 2nd division with bankruptcy on the horizon. Then 2007 three of the richest men in the world; F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and the flamboyant Italian Billionaire Flavio Briatore bought the club and its debt outright. Together they formulated a plan; Premier league and European football within four years.

Universal/Ad Hoc Pictures. Dir: Matt Hodgson. TRT: 97 mins.

Nomination: BFI Grierson Award, WINNER Marbella International Film Festival.

This Cinéma vérité film spends 8 years in the life of 18 year old Canadian kick boxing world champion and national sweet heart Mark Hommink as he endeavors to adapt his skills to the mixed martial arts world, turning his attention on the UFC world title; the fastest growing tournament in the world.

Cast: Mark Hominick, Kevin James, Georges St-Pierre, Dana White. Paramount Pictures/Radical Media. Dir: Garianno Lorenzo. TRT: 98 mins.

A raw up-close account of the events surrounding Ricky Hatton’s return to the ring in his final professional bout in Manchester against Vyacheslav Senchenko. As he overcomes his battle with depression, drug and alcohol addiction, there is more than winning a boxing match at stake. This honest and emotional film gives unique insight into one of boxing’s most colourful and complex characters with unprecedented access - where all roads lead to his ring corner on fight night.

ITV Studios/Ad Hoc Pictures. Director: Matt Hodgson. TRT: 85 mins.

Four U.S. Army Reservists are sent on a meaningless mission guarding a radio tower in American-occupied Afghanistan. The monotony is broken when the Air Force mistakenly airdrops a keg of beer and a bottle of whisky. With no supervision, no responsibilities, and all that beer to go to waste, the four fill canteens and swap stories. But as night falls, the hard reality of war interrupts their drunken respite.

Cast: Adam Rodriguez, Matthew Del Negro, Nicholas Sexton III. Dir: DJ Paul. Sixth Way Productions. TRT: 91 mins.

Winner - Special Jury Prize-WorldFest, Winner - Audience Award-Newport International Film Festival, Official Selection - Atlanta Film Festival, Official Selection - The Houston Film Festival

The sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, is re-imagined in this staged film production, Love Never Dies blurs the lines between film and musical theatre in an extraordinarily intimate and cinematic way.

Cast: Ben Lewis, Anna O'Byrne. Steam / Universal. Dir: Brett Sullivan. UK & Australia. TRT: 117 mins.

The life story of George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Nicholas Rowe. History Channel/Railsplitter. Dir: Matthew Ginsburg. TRT: 60 mins. (Season 1).

Best known as a war correspondent, notably for his fearless, access-driven coverage of the Iraq War, "Uncensored" sees Michael Ware employing his run-and-gun approach to storytelling as he investigates especially fascinating people, places and cultures, from witchcraft in Papua New Guinea to paparazzi in Los Angeles.

National Geographic/Film 45. Prod: Peter Berg. TRT: 60 mins. (Season 1).

Blurring the lines between documentary, comedy and drama, Pineapple Studios creates a new style of documentary filmmaking. Following the lives of teachers, pupils and staff, attending auditions,

rehearsals and performances, the documentary introduces a number of very unique characters, skits and situations.

Sky 1/Pulse Films. Prod: Pat Doyle. TRT: 60 mins (Season 1).

Nominations: BAFTA Award.

The two-part documentary goes behind the pomp and circumstance of royal weddings since Prince Albert and the Queen Mother in 1923, offering an intriguing glimpse into a rare and privileged world. The two films chart how changing social attitudes and national circumstances have influenced what the public has come to expect from Britain's royal nuptials.

BBC1. UK. Dir: Louise Hooper. TRT: 60 mins.

(Feature Film: Music/Observational Documentary) Outline: In late 2009, began one of the most eagerly anticipated reunions in British music history; ‘Take That’ and Robbie Williams entered the recording studio in secret for the first time in 16 years. With unrestricted and highly privileged access to the band throughout the 12 months that followed, Look Back, Don’t Stare delivers a raw and intimate meditation on the process of friendship, forgiveness and creativity. Directors: FRED&NICK. Production Company: Pulse Films. UK & USA. TRT: 90 mins.

A socially conscious investigative documentary, five years in the making, is centred around one of the oldest “Day Labour” sites in California. The film explores the contentious issues surrounding the social, historical, political and economic points of view of all parties involved in the great immigration debate in the US today.

Telecinco/Collective Films. USA & Mexico. Dir: Sandra Varas. TRT: 60 mins

A four part documentary series that explores the UK’s rich sporting history, examining how these great British pastimes, that include; motorcar racing, rowing, tennis, boxing and football, originally came about - before being organized and regulated within British society and going on to create a global sporting phenomena.

BBC/Big Earth. Dir: Lucie Ridout. TRT: 30 mins (Season 1)

A behind-the-scenes look at the chaotic production of The Crusaders, with its seven languages spoken on set and its Crusader theme on location in Morocco.

Dir: Archie Ticktin. Lux Vide/RAI TV. UK/Morocco/Italy/Germany. TRT: 50 mins.

A one-off documentary that follows Rob, a blind teenager from a rural village in Wales to Los Angeles to study echolocation, a sonar based mobility skill, similarly to that used by bats and dolphins, to learn how to get about solely with a tongue click. What is expected to be a two-week course quickly turns into a journey of self-discovery.

BBC1/Princess Productions. Dir: Mat D’Arcy. TRT: 60 mins.

Beyond The Broken Glass explores the rise and fall of 80s Singer/Songwriter/Actress Hazel O’Conner who rose to fame in her lead role in cult punk classic Breaking Glass. Told through interwoven events from her touring stage show performances, documentary footage and dramatizations.

Cast: Charles Dance, Joe McGann and Julie Graham. Dir: Fernando Villena. UK/Ireland. TRT: 50 mins

The life story of George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Nicholas Rowe. History Channel/Railsplitter. Dir: Matthew Ginsburg. TRT: 60 mins. (Season 1).

Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Cast: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara.

HBO/Leverage Management. Dir: Julian Farino. (Season 3).

Nominations: Emmy Award.

The BBC's first cross-platform online drama, with episodes being broadcast first as five-minute daily webisodes, then on television as a twenty five minute omnibus programme. The Cut is a drama for teenagers, the series centres around teenagers in London, their relationships and experiences as sixth formers looking for love.

BBC2. Dir: Sarah Walker. TRT: 25 mins (Season 2).

Beyond The Broken Glass explores the rise and fall of 80s Singer/Songwriter/Actress Hazel O’Conner who rose to fame in her lead role in cult punk classic Breaking Glass. Told through interwoven events from her touring stage show performances, documentary footage and dramatizations.

Cast: Charles Dance, Joe McGann and Julie Graham. Dir: Fernando Villena. UK/Ireland. TRT: 50 mins.

Comedian and actor Joe Rogan performs stand-up comedy, with supporting documentary featurette - Director: Michael Blieden - Production Company: Sixth Way Productions - USA - Genre: Comedy/Stand-Up/Documentary Featurette - TRT: 90 mins.

Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Cast: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara.

HBO/Leverage Management. Dir: Julian Farino. (Season 3).

Nominations: Emmy Award.

Comedy/Documentary Mini Series - Outline: Comedians Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford are on the road for their national stand-up tour, this mini-series, based on the popular documentary by the same name, combines on the road actuality, stand-up across state lines, homemade skits and behind-the-scenes comedy on a whistle-stop tour across the USA - Director: Michael Blieden - Production Company: Sixth Way Productions/Comedy Central - USA - TRT: 30 mins - x6 Mini Series.

Blurring the lines between documentary, comedy and drama, Pineapple Studios creates a new style of documentary filmmaking. Following the lives of teachers, pupils and staff, attending auditions, rehearsals and performances, the documentary introduces a number of very unique characters, skits and situations.

Sky 1/Pulse Films. Prod: Pat Doyle. TRT: 60 mins (Season 1).

Nominations: BAFTA Award.

Sketch Comedy - Showcasing the UK's best up-and-coming comedy talent via BBC3 and the BBC Comedy Online platform, the BAFTA-nominated Rocket Sausage comedy team deliver an array of sketch and satirical comedy shorts including; This Is It, Cake on the Desk and Magical Place in what has become an online sensation with millions of online hits.Director: Andrew Gaynord.Production Company: Eyeworks/BBC. UK.

Comedy/Performance Series - Outline: Got Talent is officially the most successful reality television format in the world - Guinness Book of Records, 2014 with 230 series across 67 different territories - Planet’s Got Talent highlights the most incredible acts from across the globe, from countries as diverse as the UK and US, to Albania and Vietnam - In Planet’s Got Talent, narrator Warwick Davis, wittily steers us through the hilarious, show-stopping, heart-pumping performances - And with thousands of hours’ worth of footage to choose from, every clip is unforgettable whether for the right or wrong reasons, some funny, some odd, some awe inspiring, all brilliant! Producer/Director: Tim Dean - Production Company: Talkback Thames/SYCO/ITV - UK -Starring: Warwick Davis - TRT: 30 mins -Season 1.

Comedian and actor Jamie Kennedy performs live stand up, with supporting documentary featurette - Director: Michael Addis - Production Company: Drive-By Films/Kingsize Entertainment - USA - Genre: Comedy/Stand-Up/Documentary Featurette - TRT: 78 mins.

Seen in 145 cities and played to over 130 million people, The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show in Broadway history, winning over 60 major theatre awards and grossing worldwide box office revenues greater than any film or stage play in history - These achievements are perfectly honoured by the majestic Royal Albert Hall’s impressive transformation into the Opera Popular - Cameron Mackintosh presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera in this special 25th anniversary celebration - Director: Nick Morris - Production Company: Steam / Universal - UK - Starring: Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess and Hadley Fraser - Genre: Musical Theatre/Concert - TRT: 126 mins.

Singles who want to be loved for who they are, rather than what they look like, have signed up for a less conventional approach to modern dating.

Netflix/Kinetic. Prod: Chris Coelen. TRT: 60 mins. (Season 1).

Nominee: “Outstanding Structured Reality Programming” Emmy

Reality/Competition Series -

The show maroons a group of strangers (as one or more tribes) in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves, while competing in challenges to earn either a reward, or an immunity from expulsion from the game in the next of the successive votes for elimination. The American Survivor has been rated amongst the top ten most watched shows in the U.S. The series has won several Emmy Awards. The series was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 greatest TV shows of all-time. TV Guide ranked it at #39 on its list of the "60 Best Series of All Time.” Executive Producers: Charlie Parsons, Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst, David Burris. Production Company: CBS. USA. TRT: 60 mins. Season 32. Nominations: Emmy Award 2001-2015.

AGT is America’s highest rated TV show with one of the largest productions in the TV world. With a huge commitment to editorial creativity, AGT is a massive undertaking as the shows’ format evolves over a four month period from the audition phase all the way through to the live shows. Got Talent is officially the most successful reality television format in the world (Guinness Book of Records, 2014) with 230 series across 67 different territories. Producer/Director: Tabitha Hanson. Production Company: FreemantleMedia/SYCOtv/NBC. USA. TRT: 2 hrs. Season 10 &11.

Dance/Talent Series -

Based on the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing, the format has been licensed to over 42 territories including the U.S where it has become a national treasure. The year of the 10th anniversary live results show at CBS studios in Hollywood brings back the classic parody Dance Center, along with numerous other stylish stand-alone VTs and parody commercials. Producer/Director: Rob Wade. Production Company: BBC Worldwide/ABC. USA. Season 20 & 21. TRT: 120 mins.

Contestants stay for 10 weeks in a holiday destination to win $1 million and hopefully find love. MTV/Lighthearted. Prod: Jeff Spangler. TRT: 50 mins. (Season 5).

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