Director, Your Fat Friend
Jeanie Finlay is one of Britain’s most distinctive documentarists. She creates award-winning work for cinema and television, telling intimate stories for international audiences.
She has made films for HBO, IFC, and four BBC Storyvilles. Including; BIFA nominated Seahorse, Emmy-nominated Game Of Thrones: The Last Watch, BIFA-nominated The Great Hip Hop Hoax & BIFA winning Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, and Sound It Out (SXSW ). Your Fat Friend is her tenth feature film.
Jeanie has received a prestigious Chicken & Egg award, an honorary Doctorate by Nottingham Trent University in recognition of her contribution to documentary filmmaking, and won an inspiration award at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Her work has been showcased in retrospectives at MOMI, True Story, and the BFI Player. In June her films are featured on the Criterion Channel.