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Hi Paz,

The video on the right is a taster of how I see the Wedding Documentary programme I pitched.

Please bear in mind that, like every other video on the site, I didn't audition for the couple, they were regular paying customers and this is a recut version of their original wedding video, with all the limitations of something that was never shot for broadcast. It also has my awful voice on the intro....

In a broadcast programme I would shoot more interview footage, delving into the background of the stories, choose compelling storylines, such as inter faith and inter racial marriage, civil partnerships, pagan weddings etc and audition for entertaining, emotional and absorbing characters. I'm aware of storyline arcs and the need for jeopardy / tension and would choose and shoot accordingly. 

In addition to the programme there's a huge potential for sponsorship (think John Lewis/Sparkling wine companies, mortgage companies, finance etc (these couples are just starting out on their life together) as well as genuinely useful and relevant multimedia content in the shape of interviews with the bride and groom, online guides to where they sourced their wedding suppliers, on line chats with the couple (a lot of brides will see this programme as useful research) ....   

I hope you'll agree that the style of shooting and editing has an immediacy and intimacy that works well for weddings, it brings the viewer into the homes of ordinary, sometimes extraordinary, London families, and has the appeal of many of the recent "reality" type programmes such as "The Family", but also has a feel good factor that's hard to beat.

I've made 2 x Ob Docs that were nominated for Royal Television Society Awards (Best Documentary Series and Best Factual Entertainment Programme) but haven't won yet ... I'd like to make this the one....