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Bungalow Town Productions make highly individual documentaries for worldwide audiences. The company was established in 2004 by producer Rachel Wexler and director/producer Jez Lewis. We have produced and co-produced many critically acclaimed films such as Garbage Warrior (Oli Hodge), The English Surgeon (Geoffrey Smith), All White in Barking (Marc Isaacs), Out of the Ashes (Tim Albone & Lucy Martens) and Shed Your Tears and Walk Away (Jez Lewis), Guilty Pleasures (Julie Moggan), My Perestroika (Robin Hessman) and Brakeless (Kyoko Miyake). Our films have exhibited at innumerable film festivals including Edinburgh, London, Sundance, Karlovy Vary, Hotdocs, Krakow, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Fullframe, Silverdocs and IDFA. They have also been distributed theatrically, on TV and DVD worldwide. Bungalow Town have won dozens of awards, including an Emmy for ‘The English Surgeon'.

Jez Lewis 
Director / Producer and Company Director

Jez began working with several independent production companies in Brighton in  2001, principally in research and development of new films. Always interested in social issues, he began working with Nick Broomfield in May 2004. For the next two years Jez worked very closely with Nick and was Associate Producer on His Big White Self, a feature documentary about South African neo-Nazi Eugene Terre'blanche. With Nick, Jez produced and wrote Nick's feature drama Ghosts, about immigrant workers and the Morecambe Bay tragedy of February 2004. In 2009 Jez completed his debut feature documentary, Shed Your Tears And Walk Away, about the extraordinary human dramas which abound in the small rural town of his childhood, Hebden Bridge. This film has been nationally distributed in independent cinemas, exhibited in several film festivals including London Film Festival, and won Best UK First Feature at London’s East End Film Festival (an award expected to be won by fiction films). In 2011 Jez made a short film, Holiday from Poverty, for BBC Storyville and STEPS International for their ‘Why Poverty?’ season and in 2013 year he directed a half-hour documentary for BBC and the Open University, Living With Poverty: Country Kids.

Jez is currently:

  • UK executive producer on Alison Rose's feature documentary Star Men
  • exec producer on the Marc Isaacs feature documentary on Arsenal Football Club, produced by Rachel Wexler and
    Lisa Marie Russo of Fly Film
  • exec producer on the feature documentary about whale hunting in the Faroe Islands, produced and directed by Mike Day, which Rachel Wexler is also exec producing.

Jez is also one of the organisers of, and mentors on, Future Producer School with Rachel Wexler. This course was devised by Bungalow Town and is being run in association with Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Public Media Alliance and Tribeca Film Institure.

Rachel Wexler
Producer and Company Director

Rachel has over twenty-five years’ experience in film and television, principally documentary but also drama and music videos. As a graduate with a degree in History of Art, Design & Film, she began working with independent post-production companies in London before working in production for several years at the BBC. In 2004 Rachel formed Bungalow Town Productions with her partner Jez Lewis, and has gained a very strong track record in making highly individual documentaries for worldwide audiences. She has produced or co-produced films for international theatrical and DVD distribution and broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, ITVS (US), Sundance Channel (US), PBS (US), YLE (Finland), TV2 (Denmark), and SBS (Australia). Her films have been broadcast in territories worldwide including UK, US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Korea. They have also exhibited at high profile film festivals across the globe and won dozens of awards including an Emmy, two Peabodys and a Grierson.

Rachel is currently:

Two years ago Rachel devised a unique training course for up-and-coming international documentary producers, Future Producer School, which has been running annually in association with Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Public Media Alliance and Tribeca Film Institure.