UK film school the London Film Academy has launched its own commercial production company to develop projects including TV documentaries and feature films.
The new indie will initially focus on feature-length docs and observational docs for broadcasters, according to Ri Chakraborty, who will oversee all factual and feature projects.
Chakraborty has been brought in to oversee projects by the LFA’s joint principals Daisy Gili and Anna MacDonald, who set up the film school 10 years ago.
Her 15-year broadcasting background is in ob docs, features and factual docs and she has had worked on projects for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Five, Discovery and Al Jazeera.
“We’ve got some excellent feature length ideas for documentaries that we’re currently negotiating with the broadcasters,” Chakraborty told C21.
LFA Productions’ first project is a series of short docs, produced by new directors for London’s V&A museum of art and design. The project, called Hanging Out, will look at youth culture in the 1950s and will appear later this year.
The indie is also considering a number of feature film script ideas submitted from LFA tutors. The firm is also in discussions with the BBC in regards to working with new talent from the corporation.