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A huge congratulations to the team behind That’s Not Me, a short film I presented recently exploring the effects of airbrushing, which has been awarded the BBC Award for Factual Entertainment at Visions Festival 2015.

We investigated the use of retouching in fashion, advertising and media, meeting fashion photographer Jose Pope ( and Kara Eschbach, co-founder of Verily Magazine, the only Photoshop-free fashion magazine in the world (, as well as hitting London Fashion Week and conducting a social experiment to gauge whether members of the general public prefer their natural selves or an image retouched to magazine cover standard.

For such a young crew, I was so impressed with their ideas, development and drive, as well as being an incredibly organised and highly intelligent bunch, who worked hard on the doc in pre-production, throughout shooting and with meticulous care in post-production, to create something about which they should be very proud. I wish them all huge success, and look forward to seeing how the film does at the other festivals into which it’s been submitted this summer.

Watch That’s Not Me here:

Featuring music from Korda Marshal and Cardinal Jack

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Director: Liyana van der Sijp
Producer: Sarah Drage
Director of Photography: Ulrik Lyng
Production Designer: Morgan Cooke
Sound Mix: Morgan Cooke
Editor: Sarah Drage
Colour Grade: Ulrik Lyng

The Visions Festival 2015 BBC Award for Factual Entertainment was judged by David Williams, Creative Director of Entertainment North.


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