Mummyfying Alan

I was lucky to be asked to be involved in the climax to the program ‘Mummyfying Alan’ in the unveiling of Alan Billis’s mummified body. I spent four days up in Sheffield in a Mortuary there filming with some very passionate and respectful people. I’m glad to say for all the production team that it won not only an RTS award but finally in June this year a BAFTA for best science and natural history based documentary. The director Kenny Scott was a very thoughtful and intelligent director who I had never worked with before but I was struck with his empathy and compassion for the whole team and subject matter around him. The Program won an RTS and then a BAFTA for the best specialist factual program

My last part of the shoot was shot on a Sony F800 and I believe that some of the program was also shot on a Sony F3 for particular controlled parts of the mummyfication procedure…

You can watch the whole program on 4OD player here


Here is Alan Billis and his wife Jan:




All gowned up to film in the mortuary:


Here is the Daily Mails take on the program

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