BBC Three - Documentary
This hard-hitting BBC Three documentary took Clockwise to the heart of the LA hip-hop community to examine questions about mental health in the music industry. The heart-wrenching story of Wu-Tang affiliate Andre Johnson, aka Christ Bearer, was told in collaboration with director Tim Crawley.
Feature Length Documentary
Most watched on I Player
Cut downs for social
Pick of the week
Ground breaking story
“Looking great, well-done guys. Good job.”
- Max Gogarty - Executive Editor - BBC Three
Clockwise encourages our team members and partners to search for original stories and films we can be passionate about making. Director Tim Crawley opened a conversation with Andre Johnson after catching his attention with a previous film about mental health in skateboarding for VICE. We worked with Tim to develop the concept and secure a BBC Three commission.
The film’s delicate subject matter required a considerate and conscientious approach throughout production. Extensive discussions took place before filming could start to ensure all parties were happy that the story could be told in a thoughtful and insightful way that would do justice to the subject matter, audience and platform. Filming in the US meant there would be no opportunities for reshooting – our extensive pre-production research ensured that we captured all scenes, characters and locations in one short trip.
This was a major milestone for Clockwise; our first commission from the BBC and one of the most rewarding projects in our company’s history. The documentary instantly became one of the most watched programmes on iPlayer, providing a platform for a brave and charming character to tell an important story, reaching hundreds of thousands of people, and sparking a conversation about issues that are often hidden. The film formed an integral part of BBC Three’s mental health season and paved the way for future documentary collaborations.
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