Originally from Brittany and now based in the North East of England, Magali is an experienced photographer, camera operator and creative self-shooting Director / Producer. As the director of Provenance Films Limited, Magali’s motto is to make authentic, observational, emotional and narrative-led films about people, where they come from and what they value.
She is a strong believer in collaborating with like-minded people, hence why after directing and filming Addicted for over 18 months, she decided to co-produce Addicted to Sheep with Jan Cawood from Tin Man Films who has followed the progress of the film since the very first day of development. Jan’s background in marketing and flair in filmmaking and story telling is a perfect addition to the team.
Together we will make it!
Addicted to Sheep is a team effort and couldn’t have been made without the help of a very dedicated and talented team (For more detailed biographies, please see our Media Pack Here).
Magali Pettier: Shooting Director/Producer of Addicted to Sheep
I’m a farmer’s daughter, originally from Brittany but have lived in the UK for over 14 years. I’ve worked in the industry for over a decade but Addicted to Sheep is my debut feature and has been a passion project. I filmed for 18 months, mostly self-funded to make sure the day-to-day reality of farming and being brought up on a farm were as authentic as possible. No big crew, just me. I’ve discussed my motivation and approach to making this film in our press pack Q&A which you can read here. My favourite documentary is The Story of the Weeping Camel by Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni.
Jan Cawood: Producer of Addicted to Sheep
I’m a film-maker who loves a beautifully shot story. When I first saw the turkeys hung up on the wall I was hooked! I’ve got a film history/marketing background and know good things when I see them. It’s been a pleasure getting to reach out to funders and audiences and being involved in shaping the film too. We have high hopes for Addicted to Sheep and aim to screen at high profile film festivals in 2015. My favourite documentary is Grey Gardens by the Maysles Brothers.
Matt Dennis: Editor of Addicted to Sheep
After completing a degree in Fine Art, I began splicing film at the BBC many years ago. I’ve cut lots of films over the years but real storytelling is something which is a collaborative process. It’s like moulding clay, you get a shape and begin to build it up in an intuitive way. Since watching the footage I’ve also taken up dry stone walling! My favourite documentary is Etre et Avoir by Nicolas Philibert.
During the post-production phase, we’ve had the pleasure of working with two Award Winning Special Contributors. It’s been a very rewarding experience for our team and we’ve learnt a lot. Meet Chris and James.
Chris Watson: Additional Sound
Chris Watson, one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena. His television work includes many programmes in the David Attenborough ‘Life’ series including ‘The Life of Birds’ which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ in 1996. More recently Chris was the location sound recordist with David Attenborough on the BBC’s series ‘Frozen Planet’ which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ (2012). Chris has provided us with additional sounds specific to our location and advised us on issues relating to sound design.
James Burrell: Composer
James Burrell is a London based composer, songwriter and music producer, specialising in children’s television, feature documentary films and the development of recording artists. His track record, particular empathy with our film and his sensitive approach towards bespoke composition for the moving image attracted us to work with him. It was the first time we worked with a composer.