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broadcast and digital content.

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About

Nick Watson, Director, Warm Films


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Nick Watson has been directing, shooting and editing films for over twenty years. He has worked for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 as well as Royal Academy of Arts, Save The Children, Comic Relief and ad agencies, corporations. Alongside this, he is also an accomplished trainer and Director of CYOD, the interactive storytelling company, producers of The Boy In The Book.

Find out more about Nick's broadcast and long form editing portfolio under the Edit tab.

Need digital content for your organisation - check the Digital tab.

To find out more about training and mentoring, click on Train.


Intrigued and excited by Nick's experience as an interactive storyteller, go to CYOD above.

Get in touch at nick@warmfilms.co.uk or on 07974 252 939.




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Digital

Dynamic Digital Content



Do you have stories that need telling?

Warm Films have the experience and creativity to take your project from concept to completion. At our heart we have a love of documentary style film making for a digital audience. Delivering emotive, engaging stories with short durations. Small but beautiful.

The Director, Nick Watson, cut his teeth at the BBC, working on documentaries and factual programmes such as Watchdog - when Anne Robinson was the most feared women on British TV.

He later specialised in producing, directing, filming and editing digital content for prime time, factual and docs, before honing his story making skills as a Promo Producer for ITV.
The 25 years of the Lottery film featuring Saoirse-Monica Jackson has over 250,000 views on YouTube.

Since then, he has produced digital content for the likes of BBC, Time Out, Royal Academy, Heritage Fund, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Trust and Save The Children.

Whether you are still at the ideas stage or ready to film, we can help. Our team can shoot, direct, edit, encode and deliver beautiful 4k films with graphics.

Here at Warm Films we really get digital and how to make it work for you - from your website to Instagram to Facebook, we’ve got it covered.





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Edit

Editor on BAFTA Nominated Docs


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I love getting behind the camera and filming and directing, but I also really enjoy the editing process. That’s where the film really comes to life.

The majority of my work on longer films and docs has been as an editor recently, with most being for digital or worldwide channels. My passion is for documentary, current affairs or news films and I’ve also edited (and occasionally directed) docs for
BBC4 and a Panorama for BBC One. I’ve worked on many docs for BBC3, including Drugs Map of Britain, the BAFTA nominated Britain’s Forgotten Men and the Webby nominated Generation Activism.

Read or download my whole CV below.





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Training

Engaging Mentoring and Training


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I’ve been very fortunate to have experienced mentors and colleagues who have helped me over the years in my career. I don’t know where I would be without them.

I’ve learnt a great deal over many years of filmmaking and helping others achieve their full potential is something I really enjoy. It’s great to share how to get things right but also how to avoid costly and annoying mistakes.

I offer bespoke training courses for my clients which can cover everything from you need to make and deliver an online film - see the attached schedule I worked on whilst training staff at the RA.



No experience necessary, although I can also work with teams who need some help getting their films to the next level.

I can provide the equipment or use your own filming and editing gear. I normally train staff on FCP X or Premiere.

I’ve had the privilege of training staff at the BBC, Royal Academy of Arts, Heritage Fund and the DCMS so far.

Recently, I was meant to travel to Kenya to mentor African filmmakers for Comic Relief, but this was scuppered by Covid-19 so had to be done remotely. I made a series of training videos instead - check out one of them below.






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CYOD

Award Winning Interactive Storyteller



First came the story

A forgotten diary falls out of an old Choose Your Own Adventure book purchased on eBay. What would you do?

Then came the show
Created by writer and performer Nathan Penlington and filmmakers Fernando Gutierrez De Jesus, Sam Smaïl and Nick Watson, Choose Your Own Documentary is a unique live experience that combines intimate spoken word and documentary film, with an audience armed with remote controls who direct the action.
Originally co-commissioned by Southbank Centre and Arts Council England, it premiered in full at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it went on to win the prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award for outstanding new writing and innovation.
It received its first full London run with a two-week sell-out residency at Soho Theatre and was an official selection at Tribeca Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest, receiving nominations for the Storyscapes Transmedia Award and Sheffield Innovation Award respectively.

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And now, the digital experience
As much as we love the live show, we always wanted the story to have a legacy beyond the stage. Working together with arts organisation, The Space, and digital agency, Joi Polloi, we have transformed Choose Your Own Documentary into The Boy In The Book, a free to access web-based adaptation of the entire story.
It’s available on desktop, mobile, and tablet at The Boy In The Book




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