BBC Four, 2011

SCENES FROM A TEENAGE KILLING

‘Scenes from a Teenage Killing’ is a landmark film exploring the impact of teenage killings on families and communities across Britain. It is an emotional journey that chronicles every teenager who died as a result of violence in 2009 in the UK.

Filmed over 18 months, harrowing actuality capturing the immediate aftermath combines with moving testimony from the spectrum of people affected in the wake of violent death.

On release, this epic two-hour documentary was lauded as the BBC’s most ambitious film about youth violence.

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011
Audience Award
Winner

BAFTA 2011
Single Documentary
Nominated

Grierson 2012
Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme
Nominated

Once in a while, along comes a film that is so powerful and haunting that it seems to stop the world as you watch… such was the force of Scenes from a Teenage Killing

The Observer

Morgan Matthews’s film is remarkable. Brave, intimate and instructive

The Telegraph

Matthews… trained his camera with unjudgmental humanity and warmth. The result was thoroughly chilling

The Guardian
FILMED / DIRECTED BY

Morgan Matthews

PRODUCER

Ruth Kelly

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

Kate Griffiths
Ruth Nicklin

EDITOR

Michael Harrowes

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Steve Hewlett

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Lucy Marshall

JUNIOR RESEARCHER

Lucy Porter

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Francis Longhurst

GRAPHICS

Painting Practice

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Sam Hooper

CREW INTERVIEWS

Brendan Easton