Visual flair and a strong sense of story, over a decade of experience as a director includes globally successful single docs, major prime-time series, an RTS Award and two Mind Media Award nominations. I’ve worked for all the top UK & US broadcasters as well as for Netflix. A strong cinematographer with my own equipment, I also take my work through the edit and have a long track record in delivering well written, high quality films on time.

Equally happy managing large teams on location as I am working in a small, two-person crew, I’m skilled at gaining and maintaining access in sensitive situations including prisons, hospitals, schools and filming with vulnerable adults. I’ve worked with a range of on-screen talent. BBC and Raindance Film School trained, I have also written and directed drama screened at international film festivals.

I’m interested in delving into a broad range of subjects, from gritty, social or political issues to quirky or inspiring characters;

Telling extraordinary stories that change our perceptions of the world…

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About Me

My career started at The BBC in 1998 where I trained in all areas of factual production, taking my camera-work to an advanced level.

My training continued under Patrick Uden at Uden Associates where as a junior producer I was taught how to write commentary and edit produce.

Cutting my director’s teeth on popular formats such as The The Apprentice, Supernanny and Trauma (the first ever “blue flashing light” series), I eventually made the move towards single docs after winning a commission for my idea “Glamour Models, Mum & Me” for BBC3, which continues to be screened around the world. 

Having always had an interest in drama as well as documentary, 2013 saw me complete a Diploma in writing and directing drama for the screen at Raindance Film School.

I have written and directed two short films which screened at international festivals and have my first feature length drama in the pipeline.

I always remain flexible to different styles, working across all major channels for both UK and US broadcasters.

Anna Keel TV and Film Producer and Director
Anna Keel TV and Film Producer and Director