Handcrafted Films

2010 Amnesty Student Conference Lectures

Insightful discussions with fascinating speakers.


Handcrafted are pleased to launch the four-part FLEGT VPA (Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade – Voluntary Partnership Agreement) Training Films.

Forced Evictions

During the 2010 Amnesty Student Conference students organise an action standing in solidarity with communities affected by Forced Evictions.

Shaping Sounds

A research project exploring the link between voice and physicality.

Paul Redman

Paul Redman, Director, lighting cameraman, editor and activist: Paul Redman has been a documentary filmmaker for over 12 years with the Environmental Investigation Agency and since 2006 with Handcrafted Films and Freelance. His work has involved directing, filming and editing a variety of films on a range of issues including the trade in tiger parts, […]

Tim Lewis

Working as a camera operator, sound recordist, video editor, photographer, production manager and writer, Tim Lewis produces documentary films for a wide range of international charities, government agencies and the arts sector. His experience also includes broadcast and corporate pieces, ranging from glossy celebrity portraits to feature length documentaries. His work has taken him to […]

Freedom in your Hands

Amnesty’s action on Burma was inspired by the work of James Mackay, a London-based freelance documentary photographer who has photographed more than 160 former Burmese political prisoners.

Jamie Elkins

Handcrafed films’ soundtrack composer has been developing his style of music from youthful guitar angst to soulful, thought provoking present. He now composes on a freelance basis and has worked on a number of adverts, short films and with various Non-Governmental Organisations (WSPA, EIA, Earthsight and Eco-storm).

Amnesty Youth Group

The Handcrafted Film team are delighted to be working with Amnesty International UK’s Education and Student Team on a long and challenging shoot this year following an Amnesty Student Youth Group. Student activists play a major part in Amnesty’s campaigns, they help raise awareness in demonstrations and actions, as well as through things such as fundraising, petition and letter writing. Amnesty Student Youth Groups have the ability to make a big impact on Amnesty campaigns. The film will follow one Youth Group from Eastlea Community School, East London, as they take action from start to finish. We will keep you posted on progress.

Tom Thistlethwaite

After a two-year stint at EIA editing campaign films and extensive expierence of producing language versions, Tom relocated to Berlin to go freelance. Recent work on EIA and WSPA projects has continued the NGO focus, but has been complimented with more experimental short film and music videos.