Olivia Humphreys | Documentary maker working in radio and film
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Documentary maker

working in radio & film





  • Very pleased to have some of my work feature in the new nationwide advertising campaign for Radio 4; watch it here or on BBC One/T...

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I am a London-based freelance audio producer whose work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, WBEZ Chicago, WNYC and ABC Radio National. I’ve made documentaries on a holiday camp for transsexuals, a cookbook produced by Salvador Dali, exorcism in the Church of England and the secret life of a ghostwriter. I produced Superbooks, a series of five half-hour documentaries on unusual books, for Radio Wolfgang. My audio pieces for the Empathy Museum’s Walk a Mile in My Shoes project have been exhibited in Australia, Beirut, Lisbon, Sao Paulo and London, and last year I was a recipient of the Third Coast Audio Festival’s Studs Terkel Award.

I’m currently working on a half-hour documentary for the BBC World Service looking at the high rate of Caesarean sections in Brazil, as well as a short piece for Radio National on the use of cadavers in medical training. I also regularly record tape syncs for clients such as BBC 5 Live, CBC, PBS and PRI’s The World, as well as for a range of podcasts.

My documentary films have screened in over 50 festivals worldwide and have won several prizes, including a Royal Television Society award. I am part of the Whalebone Collective.

I am a co-founder of Sound Me Out, an informal audio feedback group which meets every few weeks in London to listen to and discuss works in progress; get in touch if you would like to join our email list, or follow us on Twitter. I’ve also taught and facilitated film and audio making workshops for Future Film Festival, the BFI and Open City Film Festival.