FILMOGRAPHY

' LOVE ME AS I AM'

 Producer/Director/shooter

1 x 60 mins 2020

Commissioned by SBS for the 'Untold Australia' strand this film follows 5 disabled young people as they look for love'.

ANDREW MARR: MY BRAIN AND ME

Producer/Director  

BBC 2/4 2018  

 Specialist Factual documentary about the high profile BBC political journalist Andrew Marr following his recovery from       a stroke 3 years ago and exploring the science around brain plasticity

THE 15 STONE BABY

Producer/Director 

Channel Four/More4/ABC 2012 

 

(International title: I am an adult baby) Exploring the world of adult babies in the UK and the States; Researched, cast, script writing, and shot on location as well as directed crews. Total responsibility of edit including

commissioning composer and narrator. Show internatinally in 13 countries; BelgiumCzech RepulblicFinland,Israel,Norway,Netherland,

Australia(ABC/Foxtel) Sweden,Denmark,

Canada,India,New Zeland,Italy

WASTEMEN

BBC Series Producer

BBC1  2015 

 

 A series exploring our relationship to waste. Based in Newcastle this observational documentary followed the brave people who pick up, sort, and police all the waste we throw away everyday. 

POMS IN PARADISE

Series Producer/Director

10 x 30 mins for ITV 2012  

 

A series of films, which followed the fortunes of Brits who have emigrated to Sydney, Australia, based in Sydney for 3 months. Responsibility for casting, storytelling, shooting and taking series into edit. Managed post production to delivery.

PARKING MAD

Century Films Producer/Director

BBC1 2014

 

Following the success of the one off this series return to the frontline of Britain’s streets and highway to capture the blood boiling battles that continue to enrage motorists up and down the country.

 

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SHORT WORK

Producer/Director  

BBC2 2011 

 

A one- off doc about short actors in the entertainment business to compliment the new Ricky Gervais sitcom ‘Life’s too short” with Warwick Davies. Responsibilite for researching/ casting, as well as shooting in both UK and US. managing post production. 

MEET THE MULTIPLES

Producer/Director

BBC3/BBC1 2011 

 

A one off obs doc about parenting multiples originally for the BBC3 ‘Bringing up Britain’ season’. 3rd in MTV’S top 100 factual shows. Repeated again BBC3 Jan 2013.

 

 

 

Other Producer/Director Credits

2005 -2010

'Inside John Lewis'BBC2 Producer/Director 3x60 mins 

'Silverville' Producer/Director BBC 1 3X30 mins 

'Meet the Immigrants' Producer/Director BBC1 

'Don't Die Young'BBC1 Producer/Director 

'Skint'BBC1 BBC 1 Producer/Director 

'Trauma'BBC 1 Producer/Director 

Other Credit 2000-2004

Breast Cancer - The Operation|Associate Producer/Camera] Breast Cancer BBC3 

'Get a New Life' Italy' BBC2 Producer/Director}Camera|1X 60 

Sins of the father' Assistant Producer 1x 60| BBC1|

'The Autism Puzzle' Assistant Producer| 1X 60 | BBC4/2

'Desirability' Assistant Producer/Camera|1x 60|BBC3 |

'Animal Hospital' Assistant Producer}Director 6 X 30  | BBC1

'Child of Our Time' Researcher Camera Operator|Series 2& 3 BBC1/ABC/UKTV

 

 

AWARDS 

BROADCAST DIGITAL AWARDS - ‘BEST FACTUAL PROGRAME’  ‘JUNIOR DOCTORS; YOUR LIFE IN THEIR HANDS

MTV 3rd BEST DOCUMENTARY OUT OF 100 -  ‘MEET THE MULTIPLES’

ROYAL TELEVSION SOCIETY AWARDS – BEST EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ‘BREAST CANCER THE OPERATION'

ROYAL TELELVISION SOCIETY NOMINATED ‘ SINS OF THE FATHER’

 

 

Reviews

Andrew Marr; My Brain and Me',  https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/feb/15/andrew-marr-my-brain-and-me-review-emotional-roadblocks-and-artistic-revelations

'He wants to talk about the brain and what the different areas do, but producer/director Liz Allen wants his personal journey. They seem to be engaged in a trade-off between the two. It’s part of the fun to watch him dodge her good-natured right hooks'

'The Fifteen Stone Baby'

‘Liz Allen’s film is better than that. It’s measured, sober, thoughtful, and sensitive. She asks questions, and gets answers – frank, honest answers… It’s not about despairing of humanity; more about discovering – and attempting to understand – a little-known corner of it. ” Sam Wollaston review of ‘The Fifteen Stone Babies’ '‘The Guardian’ Dec 14th 2012

 

'Silverville'

'Here were stories of fun and tenderness but mostly terrible poignancy, as film-maker

Liz Allen pressed her interviewees beyond the enforced jollity that we like the old to

adopt in order to hide the sorrows of a diminishing life’

Guardian review 30.07.09

 

 

Links 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/02/14/andrew-marr-brain-television-cerebral-review/

"Liz Allen : Biography". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-09-05.

creativesgo. "Liz Allen Documentary Filmmaker". creativesgo.com.

BBC Two - Wastemen, The Home Front". BBC.

Rachel Aroesti. "Tuesday’s best TV". The Guardian.

Sam Wollaston. "Parking Mad; Posh Pawn; Protecting Our Parents – TV review". The Guardian.

"Parking Mad". RadioTimes.

"The 15-Stone Babies: Channel 4 Documentary Reveals The Adults Who Choose To Live As Children". The Huffington Post UK.

Sam Wollaston. "TV Review: The 15-Stone Babies; Pensioners Behind Bars". The Guardian.

"Don't let economic misery get you down. Become a 'Fifteen Stone Baby' instead". managementtoday.co.uk.

"Poms in Paradise (TV Mini-Series 2012)". IMDb.

"Short Works (TV Movie 2011)". IMDb. 5 November 2011.

"BBC Three - Meet the Multiples". BBC.

"Documentary "Meet the multiples" on tonight @ 9pm BBC3 - PARENTS OF MULTIPLES - FertilityZone". parentingzone.co.uk.

"Meet The Multiples - BBC3". netmums.com.

"Meet the Multiples". digiguide.tv.

 "Junior Doctors breaks BBC3 record". broadcastnow.co.uk.

"Inside John Lewis". brettaplin.com.au.

"Last Night's Television: Inside John Lewis, BBC2
Famous, Rich and Jobless, BBC1". The Independent (London).

"Inside John Lewis, BBC Two". theartsdesk.com.

 Lucy Mangan. "Inside John Lewis and Mad Men". The Guardian.

 Esther Addley. "Breaking the Mould and Silverville". The Guardian.

"Meet the Immigrants is a six-part, observational documentary BBC series, coproduced by the Open University, which looks at the lives of members of the new wave of inward migration into the UK" (PDF). Eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie. Retrieved 2015-08-29.

"Catalyst: “Don’t Die Young” Episode 2 – “Lungs” - ABC TV Science". abc.net.au.

"Skint (TV Series 2006–2009)". IMDb.

John Plunkett. "BBC3 to broadcast 'live' mastectomy operation". The Guardian.

"The sin’s of a killer’s father". The Times.

"BBC NEWS - UK - Magazine - Sins of the father". bbc.co.uk. 3 July 2003.

 

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