CLEARSTORY

AN INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION COMPANY MAKING 
POWERFUL TELEVISION WITH A PURPOSE

ABOUT CLEARSTORY

ClearStory (www.clearstory.co.uk) was founded by the BAFTA and Grierson Award-winning Executive Producers Molly Milton and Russell Barnes.  The company has established a reputation for dynamic and diverse factual programmes successfully distributed to networks worldwide. The company has produced the Grierson Award-winning documentary Gypsy Blood, the provocative and sceptical Richard Dawkins: Sex, Death & the Meaning of Life and the noisy studio format Sex Box for Channel 4.  Other recent credits include Damien Hirst by Harry Hill, a humorous Passions documentary for Sky, Battlefield Recovery, a four-part archaeology series for Channel 5 and extensive output for the BBC, including two series of DanceWorks (observational films made in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells and winner of the Grand Prix at the 2019 Golden Prague Awards), Utopia: In Search of the Dream presented by Richard Clay, Oceans Apart which charts the clash of European and indigenous art during the colonisation of the Pacific, and  African Renaissance, a critically-acclaimed cultural travelogue presented by Afua Hirsch.  ClearStory is currently in production on a landmark 7-part cultural history series for BBC2.  

Grand Prix Golden Prague

 

MEET THE TEAM

  • RUSSELL BARNES

    Director
    Russell Barnes has been directing documentaries for over 20 years, often in partnership with intellectual heavyweights such as Niall Ferguson, Richard Dawkins and David Reynolds. Credits include the Grierson-nominated history films Armistice and 1941 and the Man of Steel and the Bafta and Emmy award winner The Virtual Revolution for BBC2. Russell also directed Channel 4’s Broadcast Award-winning Genius of Charles Darwin, the CGI-driven global hit Extinct and the revisionist history series Empire.
  • CLARE BURNS

    Production Manager
    Clare Burns spent three years at Uden Associates before leaving the nest for the freelance world, working for, amongst others, Science Pictures, Discovery Europe, Grain Media, Proudfoot TV and Twenty Twenty. She joined Clearstory as Production Manager on BBC4’s 3 part series Utopia: In Search of the Dream, and is currently Production Managing Clearstory’s latest slate of commissions.

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Clearstory Ltd

22 Bloomsbury Square
London
WC1A 2NS

Tel: 020 3432 1230
Email: info@clearstory.co.uk

Company No: 7467 151
VAT no: GB 109 9000 32

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