Kelda Crawford McCann

Kelda Crawford McCann

Kelda Crawford-McCann established her production company 10 years ago and since then has created more than 100 hours of factual television that has been sold around the world.

This year her company is delivering a one hour Troubles film “Cops on the Frontline” (BBC); a 120 minute sports documentary “Raw Ambition” (TG4/BBC ALBA); a second run of the six part “Beidh Aonach Amárach” for BBC NI/TG4 and the eighth series of the 12 part ratings hit “Rare Breed’ for UTV. With the support of NI Screen, Crawford McCann Ltd is also at various stages of production with several feature documentaries.

Previous work includes the award-winning “BREXIT: Farming on The Edge” for RTÉ, the documentary “Islam, Belfast & Me”, a five part series “Barristers” and the two part film “Quitting Crime” all for BBC.

Kelda is a Law graduate and as a BBC Journalist worked in newsrooms in Belfast and Westminster. She developed her filmmaking career with Granada TV’s documentary unit where she produced ITV’s 9/11 anniversary film “Flight 93”. Kelda also made several films and worked undercover for ITV’s current affairs series “Tonight”.  Before establishing her own company, Kelda produced and directed a range of documentaries and factual output for BBC, RTÉ, SKY and Discovery.

Kelda believes in supporting and developing new programme makers. Over the last number of years she has trained QUB interns, provided placements for NI Screen ILBF trainees and given breakthrough roles to new producers. Most have gone on to further success in the industry.

Away from the office, Kelda lectures Master’s students in television documentary production at Queen’s University, Belfast. To switch off, she loves yoga, martial arts and spending time with her family.

Kelda will be speaking at two sessions during the Festival, please find details below:

TV Ethics: Duty of Care – Who Cares

The Troubles I’ve Seen

 Crawford McCann

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