OUR PHILOSOPHY

We unearth and investigate true stories that make headline news to create powerful hard-hitting documentary and drama. We create authentic and emotionally inspiring branded content. We are dedicated to making films that challenge, entertain and surprise, featuring unheard voices.

Our credibility and vision come from 20 years of award-winning Journalism, breaking down complex domestic and global issues for the broadest audience.
 
Our own lived experience and struggle drives us to ensure our work is genuinely diverse, inclusive and relevant. 

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Relatable Human stories that challenge and inspire. Across continents, cultures, and languages.

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GLOBAL, 
DIVERSE AND EXPERIENCED

Miran works with a global network of filmmakers, offering a truly diverse perspective to film making. We provide credibility, contacts, local on the ground knowledge and in the field experience.

Our credibility and vision come from 20 years of award-winning Journalism, breaking down complex domestic and global issues for the broadest audience.

We have on the ground experience in over 100 countries working for international broadcasters and newspapers, including the BBC, Sky, the Sunday Times of London and the Guardian. 

OUR TEAM

Founded by former BBC World Affairs Correspondent Navdip Dhariwal and the Multi award winning WRITER and Film Director Dan McDougall. 

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DAN MCDOUGALL

Co-Founder

Dan McDougall is a global Filmmaker and British Foreign Correspondent of the Year, an award he has been nominated for three-times. He recently won best director award at the Barcelona Film Festival for his film on climate change for Guardian Documentaries which also won best short film at The Munich Film Awards and The Stockholm Independent Film Festival. A former Journalist for The Guardian and BBC Panorama, Dan was The Sunday Times of London Africa Correspondent. He has won four Amnesty International Awards for Human Rights Reporting and is proud to be a Martha Gellhorn Prize Nominee for outstanding War Reporting for his journalism from over 120 countries. Dan is a Media Leader at WEF and a visiting lecturer at The University of Cambridge. Dan is represented by Luke Speed at Curtis Brown, London.

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Navdip Dhariwal

Co-Founder

Navdip is a former BBC World Affairs Correspondent and started her career in community radio before becoming the BBC's first British Asian correspondent based in Delhi. She presented current affairs series 4x4 and Hard Cash for BBC One and worked across TV and radio. 

She has reported on some of the most important stories of our times, including the Asian tsunami, the war in Afghanistan, the 7/7 London bombings, the death of Nelson Mandela and the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Navdip is an Asian Woman of achievement and a former Princes Trust Ambassador and now an ambassador supporting young people in work for Bristol based Babassa. 

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RICHARD BEE

EXECUTIVE Producer

Richard Bee, a BBC producer with 25 years experience making films which have been broadcast across the globe.

Richard has worked across factual and current affairs programs for channel 4, including Location Location and 4x4 reports as well as producing Live Question Air programming.

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Pam Mangat

Executive Producer 

Pam Mangat is a former senior producer at the BBC she brings with her a proven track record in delivering engaging and authoritative journalism across BBC News programmes both in the UK and internationally including the award-winning documentary Malala's story.

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Dewald Brand

DoP

Over the past few years, South African born Dewald has filmed in over 35 different countries for clients such as Nike, Red Bull, Tag Heuer, The Guardian, Uber, Maersk, Oxfam, and various others with Miran. His work has been showcased on TV, published in magazines, displayed in museums, used for in-store advertising as well as online. 

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Carol Howell

Video editor

Carol Howell has worked for Miran films as a video editor for over three years. She is an award-winning editor, with a BA degree in Visual Studies from the University of Pretoria.

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Mark Fallows

Digital Strategy Partner

Miran works in partnership with FABRICACOLLECTIVE; a creative digital strategy agency that helps clients transform to resilient, sustainable businesses, and meaningful digitally-powered brands.

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Luke Pallett 

Camera Director

Luke Pallett is a camera director born and raised in South Africa. This country informs much of his storytelling technique, which centres around intimate, human-driven narratives.

Awards

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Amnesty International UK Media Awards

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Amnesty International Award for Outstanding Human Rights Journalism. LGBT Rights. Syria

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Spikes Asia Content. Short Film. Oxfam Davos Launch Exiled to Nowhere

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British Online Media Awards. Best Multimedia. The Sunday Times UK. Somalia. The Children's War

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British Foreign Correspondent of the Year

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Amnesty International Award for Outstanding Human Rights Journalism. Cries From The Beloved Country. South Africa

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One World Awards. Journalist of the Year

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Martha Gellhorn Prize for War Reporting Nominee

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Amnesty International Award for Outstanding Human Rights Journalism. Blood Diamonds. Zimbabwe

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Foreign Press Association of London. Feature Writer of the Year

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Royal Television Society Award. BBC Panorama

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UK Press Gazette Environmental Journalism Awards. Gap Lesotho

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British Environmental story of the year. Lithium. Bolivia

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Amnesty International Award for Outstanding Human Rights Journalism. Dead On The Beach. The Plight of Italy's Roma

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Best Short Documentary Award 2020. Open Water Miran/Guardian Documentaries.

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Open Water. Part of Guardian Documentaries Nomination for Documentary, Video Series & Channels.

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