Chloe White: Director
Chloe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in London. Her short films have screened worldwide at festivals (Sheffield DocFest, Camden International Film Festival) as well as on the Guardian, BBC3, Nowness and Aeon. Chloe is interested in character-led documentaries and has made films on a diverse range of topics- a lobster fisherwomen, female genital mutilation, self-marriage, launderettes, an atomic bomb survivor and elderly transgender women. Chloe runs a production company called Whalebone Films, specialising in films for NGOs (Save the Children, WaterAid, Oxfam). Through this work Chloe has travelled around the world filming in over 25 countries. Chloe has an MA in Documentary Film, she is a MacDowell fellow, and a BFI Doc/Next fellow. She has been awarded the Audience Award at the Imperial War Museum Film Festival for her film An All-Encompassing Light (2014), and the Grand Prize at the International Maritime Film Festival for The Long Haul (2015). 1001 Days will be Chloe’s first feature documentary.
Kethiwe Ngcobo: Producer
Kethiwe has been in the Film and television industry for 28 years. She runs a production company called Fuzebox and is currently working on a project that is going into its 4th series is a docu-reality format that is about empowering mainly woman to transform their lives, despite poverty, under education,limited opportunities, gender based violence and self limiting beliefs. She has produced a number of critically acclaimed programmes and series, including a documentary Belonging (2004). Thetha Msawawa 39 eps(2000-2004), which won the UNICEF Best Children’s Drama Award in 2001), Bubomi’ Sana (2004) a youth drama series. She was headhunted to be the first Head of Drama at the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). She was key in ensuring that the Sediba development programme was used as a tool by the SABC. 14 Series were produced using this tool and another 12 were developed. This programme along with other development iniatives, such as the Commandments changed the face of fiction production at the SABC and in South Africa generally. Over 150 people were trained in Televsion script development during her tenure at the SABC. In 2011 and she left the SABC. Since then she has been creative producer on a low budget Feature film Gog’ Helen , Mrs Right Guy, and was released in 2012. In 2013 she produced two TV drama’s for Fuzebox productions, Thola x 52 eps and Mfolozi x 39 eps, Its Complicated x 26 eps & recently creative produced a feature film Love Lives Here to be released in late 2018.
Rose Palmer: Producer
Rose is a freelance producer based in London. She has worked at Russia Today as a broadcast journalist and has also gained experience at the BBC, Sky and ITV, as well as independent production companies. She has worked with Whalebone Films on a documentary for the Guardian, which was screened at the London Short Film Festival in 2017. She also edited ‘Born behind the wall’, a documentary about pregnant mothers living in Gaza, which was nominated for best documentary at the BFI Future Film Festival. She has just completed a PhD on an intervention aiming to promote bonding between mothers and malnourished children in Ethiopia. She previously worked for a children’s mental health charity producing multimedia content. She has a PGDip in Broadcast Journalism from City University and her undergraduate degree was in Social Political Sciences at Cambridge.
Katharine Round- Executive Producer
Katharine is Creative Director at Disobedient Films and an experienced filmmaker who has worked in documentary for the past 19 years. Prior to establishing Disobedient, she worked as a director, producer and development executive for major UK broadcasters including C4, Discovery and the BBC. At Disobedient, she has devised and led projects for a range of commissioners including the V&A,The Arts Council, the Guardian and Netflix. She is committed to developing new talent and has executive produced films for RANKIN's HungerTV, Creative England and theatrical exhibition, and has been at the forefront of devising new models of finance and innovativ release strategies for feature documentaries. Whilst exec producing at Disobedient, she also continues to direct, including 2016's critically-acclaimed “The Divide”, a feature length film on the psychological impact of income inequality, inspired by the book ‘The Spirit Level’. Called “fierce and unsettling” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian), “jaw-dropping” (The Express), “timely, emotionally-shattering, formidable” (Picturehouse Cinemas), and “brilliantly-shot, insightful” (British Blacklist) the film premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest before a successful theatric release across the UK including Picturehouse and Curzon sites, followed by a US/UK release on Netflix.