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My guest this week is multi-award winning producer Andee Ryder. Co-founder of Misfits Entertainment, Andee’s feature documentaries have garnered numerous accolades, and have showcased at festivals around the world.

Misfit’s first feature documentary McQueen, sensitively explored the rags to riches story of the British fashion industries most tortured genius Alexander McQueen. In 2019, it picked up two BAFTA film nominations for Best Documentary and Best British Film.

Her next feature documentary Rising Phoenix, explored the history of the Paralympic games, and scooped up two Emmy awards for Best Sports Documentary and Best Music Direction.

We talk about what it takes to make successful archive documentaries, the pressures involved in delivering fast turnaround projects as well as the trials and tribulations of producing during a pandemic.

Andee also discusses what qualities she looks for in talent when pairing up on projects, as well as the importance of learning from your mistakes.