Story Films is a London-based independent documentary and drama production company founded in 2016 by filmmakers David Nath and Peter Beard.
David Nath is a three-time BAFTA winning director. His 2015 trilogy THE MURDER DETECTIVES was hailed as the "documentary of the decade" earning him a BAFTA Best Factual Director honour. Dave's debut drama for Channel 4 THE WATCHMAN was described as a compelling cross between Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW and Tom Hardy's LOCKE. Dave trained as a print journalist, working in newspapers before a long career at Granada where he catapulted Gordon Ramsay on to TV in Channel 4's seminal BOILING POINT. He spent four years as Head of Documentaries at indie betty and ran the company for a period. As a freelance executive producer he helped to create the first ever rig show THE FAMILY but in 2008 returned to directing. His Grierson winning BBC series on austerity Britain THE YEAR THE TOWN HALL SHRANK was likened to THE WIRE, while his Channel 4 series on mental illness BEDLAM won him the 2014 BAFTA for Best Factual Series.
Peter Beard is an Emmy nominated and BAFTA winning director and producer. His 2015 film MY SON THE JIHADI was described as "near perfect television" by The Times and won a BAFTA for Best Documentary. It has since gone on the be nominated for, or win, a further six awards. Over the last ten years Pete has developed a reputation for making creative, bold and thought-provoking documentaries. From landmark series like 24 HOURS IN A&E and 24 HOURS IN POLICE CUSTODY to critically acclaimed films like Grierson nominated THE FISH MARKET: INSIDE BILLINGSGATE. He has always sought to make visually distinctive, intelligent films. In 2013 Pete produced and shot Channel 4's BAFTA winning mental health series BEDLAM with Dave. Most recently he was nominated for the 2017 Best Factual Director and Best Factual Series for Channel 4 series on child mental health and gender disorder KIDS ON THE EDGE.