Established in 2004, Clarity Productions is a BAFTA-winning independent producer of specialist factual with a strong focus on issue-based filmmaking. Through originality, unique access and innovation, Clarity Productions aims to produce intelligent documentary that informs, inspires and engages a mainstream audience. Central to the Company’s ethos is that important, challenging and popular need not be contradictory terms.
In 2007, the Company won a development deal with Channel 4 who described Clarity Productions as: “…one of Scotland’s most exciting new production companies bringing strong investigative ideas to broadcast”. That same year, short documentary “Losing Myself: Annie” won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film. In 2008, the Company was nominated in the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards, won a place on Channel’4 Researcher Development Programme and the Sheffield Doc/Fest Cross-Media Challenge, winning a Jury prize at the 62nd Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Short Pitch Prize at BritDoc Film Festival.
In 2009, Clarity Productions work has screened internationally on the film festival circuit, with more than 25 in-competition selections including HotDocs: Canadian International Documentary Festival, the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival and the 16th Sheffield International Documentary Festival, nominated for the Green Doc Award. The Company was announced as one of eight teams selected to the Good Pitch UK, a partnership between the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, and received a nomination in the British Independent Film Awards 2009. Clarity Productions received funding from The Technology Strategy Board, and was named as one of 25 successful production companies from around the UK to have gained a place on the BBC XM25 creative network initiative.