Director Louise Osmond started her career at ITN on their news journalism graduate trainee scheme, covering stories in Europe and Africa before moving into documentaries. Her feature documentary with 16 Films VERSUS: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH. VERSUS was released in the summer of 2016. The film presents a candid behind-the-scenes account of Ken Loach’s career as he prepared to release his latest feature film I, DANIEL BLAKE.
Her previous feature length documentary DARK HORSE was the winner of the International Documentary Audience Award at Sundance 2015 and BIFA for Best Documentary 2015. Other work includes the BAFTA nominated, RTS award-winning RICHARD III: THE KING IN THE CAR PARK, DEEP WATER – selected for the Telluride Film Festival, winner of a Grierson Award and Best Documentary at Rome Film Festival, THE BECKONING SILENCE – winner of an Emmy and Grand Jury Prizes at the Banff Mountain Film Festival and New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, KILLER IN A SMALL TOWN, selected for the Sheffield International Documentary Festival and McQUEEN & I, a film about the relationship between the fashion designer Alexander McQueen and his muse, Isabella Blow.
Louise is currently writing her first narrative feature film with Sixteen Films, and developing her next feature documentary with World’s End Pictures.
|2017 Jury Member|