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Trailblazers

A series of 4 x 15' flagship interviews
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Trailblazers is a series of indepth interviews - a celebration, for Black History Month, of people of colour who have achieved extraordinary things… The four interviewees are performing at the highest level in their chosen fields. These in depth interviews are entertaining, thought provoking and inspiring.

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Interviewees
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George Harris  
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George Harris (actor) - originally from the Caribbean island of Grenada - his film credits include The Interpreter, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Black Hawk Down, Layer Cake and the latest Harry Potter… Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Links: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm036471
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Precious Williams  
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Precious Williams (writer) is the daughter of a Nigerian princess and was ‘privately fostered’, from the age of 3 months, by a white family in West Sussex. Her first book, a memoir called Precious (Bloomsbury, 2008), lifts the lid on the private fostering phenomenon in the UK and describes her abusive childhood and her subsequent journey to finding her own identity. Born in the UK, Precious has also lived in New York and Berlin, where she has worked as a journalist, writing teacher and author. As well as writing articles that explore the human condition, Precious specializes in celebrity interviews – she has interviewed everybody from P Diddy to Colin Farrell and Naomi Campbell to Bryan Ferry. Her work has been published all over the world, in publications including the Sunday Times magazine, the New York Post, Korean Vogue, the Daily Telegraph, Elle and Marie Claire. She has also been a staff writer at the Independent on Sunday and New Nation and a Contributing Editor at the Mail on Sunday, Elle and Cosmopolitan. Links: www.preciouswilliams.com 
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Alrick Riley
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Alrick Riley (director) – he was the first and only Black British director to win a Bafta (he won two!) – Alrick has directed Cops, Spooks, Hustle, Hotel Babylon, Judge Dread, Inspector Lynley etc. and is now one of Britain's most sought after televison  directors.
Links: www.cinnamonfilms.com  
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Paul Crooks
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Paul Crooks (writer and expert in African Caribbean genealogy) - he spent 20 years of his on what seemed like an impossible quest to find his ancestors. Paul wrote a critically acclaimed work of ‘faction’ (fact and fiction) called Ancestors, which was inspired by his search for his African roots.
Links: http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~prcrooks/index.html  

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Presenter
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Kara Miller
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Winner of a 2008 Breakthrough Brits award (the UK Film Council’s high end talent initiative that celebrates a new wave of British filmmaking talent who are on the cusp of mainstream success), Hitchcock Award, the Screen Nation ‘Best Emerging Talent’ award and shortlisted for the BBC’s New Filmmaker Award.
  
 
Kara’s film directing credits include: Nobody The Great (2007 – Winner of Cinequest Film Festival’s Viewers’ Voice Audience Award for ‘Best Feature Film’); Kara's award winning short films (Cheese Makes You Dream, Elephant Palm Tree and How to Make Friends) have sold to broadcasters such as HBO and the BBC and have screened at film festivals around the world including Sundance, Berlin and London.  Kara’s writing credits include: Lolapalooza, a feature in development with Working Title Films; Boo! (BBC / Tell-Tale Productions) and Jim Jam & Sunny (ITV). Kara also has numerous writing credits in theatre and BBC Radio 4 – her most recent piece for theatre / Radio 4 Letting Yourself Go (White Open Spaces) ran for 3 weeks at the Soho Theatre, was broadcast in February on Radio 4 (Woman’s Hour slot) and was nominated for a 2007 Southbank Show Award (Pentabus Theatre – White Open Spaces). 

Kara has appeared on several shows including Channel 4’s “50 Films To See Before You Dieâ€�.  She  is currently developing two feature film projects: KILLER MILLER (a thriller set in Jamaica & USA) and BOOBS (a coming of age comedy drama).
Links: www.arawakfilms.com  
Credits - key team trailblazers series
Director of Photography: Steve Smith
Offline & Online Editor: Gaia Borretti
Producer: Katie Segal
Executive Producer for Community Channel: 
Jane Stephenson 
Presenter / Executive Producer: 
Kara Miller  
a series for Community Channel for black history month
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George Harris (actor)

Precious Williams (writer)

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Alrick Riley (director)

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Paul Crooks (writer and expert in African Caribbean genealogy)

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Kara Miller (presenter / filmmaker)


Trailblazers photos by Steve Smith (except Precious) Trailblazers
 
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