AGB Films is distinguished for being a dynamic, multi award winning independent production company with a sharp focus on producing high quality documentaries for British and International markets. We are based in Wedmore, Somerset.
Andrew Graham-Brown, established the company in 2003. He has had 20 years' experience in documentary filmmaking for BBC1, BBC2, Channel4, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Channel FIVE.
The Company's first film, 'Mississippi: Tales of the Last River Rat' won Grierson Documentary, EMMY, Royal Television Society, Jackson Hole and Wildscreen Awards.
Working with Ray Mears in remote locations such as Mongolia, Skeleton Coast and Northern Territories of Australia, Andrew produced and directed six films. Andrew has also produced and directed BBC2 landmark series such as ‘The Seven Ages of Rock’ (BAFTA nominated), ‘Lost Highway’ (Grierson Award nominated) and ‘Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song’ (BAFTA nominated). He directed Alan Titchmarch on the Grierson nominated ‘British Isles: A Natural History.’ More recently, he has directed Channel 4's innovative 'Elephant: Life After Death' 90 minute special, as well as Meerkats 3D for Sky 3D channel and National Geographic.
Since the early days, the company has expanded to serve a diverse range of prominent broadcasting clients, particularly in the UK and United States. In 2005, a Broadcast Magazine poll of independent production companies rated AGB Films to be second only to the BBC Natural History Unit as the ‘Most Creative Producer of Natural History Television in the UK”.
AGB Films produced 'Earth Pilgrim' for BBC2. The Observer singled this film out for "its truly spectacular cinematography" and the film won the Panasonic Cinematography Award at the Wildscreen International Film Festival in 2008.
Although AGB Films is renowned for its distinctive blue chip natural history films, the company has diversified to produce a wide spectrum of original and entertaining factual television including, travel, adventure, science, history, comedy and one-off documentaries.
AGB Films produced ‘The Hyena Men’ for Channel FIVE/Granada International (Finalist at Wildscreen Film Festival 2010) - an observational documentary based on a gang who live on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria.
AGB Films has very close working relationships with the best talent in the film and television industry, tailor-making productions with award-winning directors, cameramen and film editors.
The AGB Films production, ‘The Wild Places of Essex’: written and presented by Robert Macfarlane, was shown on BBC2. In his Observer review, Phil Hogan wrote; “You couldn't keep your eyes off this flawless, poetic film presented by Robert Macfarlane. Fabulous.” In The Daily Mail, Christopher Hart said, "This wasn't just a documentary about the English countryside. This was a love letter. Can we have a six-part series?”
'The Wild Places of Essex' won the Merit Award for Cinematography at the International Wildlife Film FestivaI. It also won the 'Best Editing Award' at The Wildscreen Film Festival, 2010.
AGB Films produced the multi award-winning 'Panda Makers', narrated by Sir David Attenborough for BBC2.
We are currently producing 'Kangaroo Dundee' which will be broadcast on BBC2 in Autumn 2012 and ‘Mr London’, a 30 minute comedy pilot -performed by actors and puppets, that satires the mindless drivel of TV game shows.