Paul Atherton (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Atherton) is the Managing Director and Producer at Simple (TV) Productions Limited (simpletvproductions.co.uk) and it's sister not for profit company Q&D Productions (quickanddirtyproductions.co.uk).
Primarily specializing in social commentary documentary, he takes on challenging subjects like Domestic Violence (SILENT VOICES youtube.com/watch?v=1PHwl2A-8zM), Prostitution (SEX IN PUBLIC simpletvproductions.co.uk/Q&D_In_Development.html) and Racism (COLOUR BLIND en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colour_Blind_(2009_film) )
It is however, his approach to these subjects that make his work unique. He promotes Prostitution as a force for good, blames Black Communities for their part in British racism and forces an audience to see the affects of domestic violence through the eyes of the children who witness it.
Paul's most well known as being the first Producer/Director to have his film shown on the world famous Coca-Cola Billboard in Piccadilly Circus, London, The Ballet of Change aired there on Friday 23 November 2007 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballet_of_Change:_Piccadilly_Circus).
Excellent. The first half is vaguely reminiscent of something I shot 10 years ago for Valentino's in santa monica (it was in the style of Cinema Paradiso) but the transition to colour was a stroke of genius I never thought of (and it would have saved…