Callum Macrae is a BAFTA and Grierson-nominated director who has been making films for 20 years in the UK and around the world, including Iraq, Japan, Haiti and several in Africa, covering wars and conflicts in Cote D’Ivoire, Uganda, Mali, and Sudan. His films include three major investigations into allegations of coalition crimes in Iraq. He has made many films for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Al Jazeera English and PBS.
His most recent project is the feature documentary, No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka which has won several awards including The Audience Awards at the Nuremberg Film Festival and Watch Docs in Poland, as well as the Human Rights award at the Festival des Liberties in Brussels. He and his team were also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012. His other recent work includes an expose of Khartoum’s war on the Nuba people of South Kordofan for Al Jazeera. He has won a large number of awards including two Royal Television Society awards, two One World awards, an Indie award, an Amnesty award and in the US the Columbia DuPont Broadcast journalism award for his work in Japan after the Tsunami and a Peabody Award for his work on Sri Lanka.
As a writer in Scotland he won the Campaigning Journalist Award – and was this year presented with a Scottish Bafta Special Achievement Award. For the past two years he has been named by Broadcast Magazine as one of the top three television directors across all genres in the UK.