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Sara Hardy

Producer / Director / Camera

Sara has filmed, directed and produced programmes on a wide range of subjects, including acquired memory loss, the work of the Parole Board, gambling and documenting Jane Tomlinson's Florida Iron Man challenge.

Blue Ryan

Producer / Director / Sound / Camera

Blue has worked as a series producer on observational documentary series, including Teen Angels and Wedding Stories and in 2007 launched BBC's series Olympic Dreams, which followed hopefuls to the London 2012 Games.

We have been making TV documentaries for over 15 years and work as a 2 woman self-shooting production unit. After careers at the BBC, we set up Gold Star Productions in 2009 to make films which make a difference.

We work collaboratively with organisations and individuals to make observational documentaries in subject areas that are not well-understood. Recent productions offer insights into the criminal justice system, rape and sexual assault, and the work of the British Army Counter Improvised Explosive Device task force.  Through making programmes we’ve met some incredible people who have bravely chosen to share what’s happening in their lives.

Our most recent project, The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment, is a series following the work of The Crown Prosecution Service for BBC Four.