Welcome to Eyewitness Media

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Eyewitness Media Ltd is a new media company making television and film from a visual, diverse perspective.

Whether your project is big or small, email charlie@eyewitnessmedia.co.uk and get in touch.

We have just released our first commission, a short film about sexual health called The Test, for Deaf charity SignHealth.

We have five more commissions in the pipeline, including one for an Australian broadcaster.

The company, based near Leeds, was set up by Charlie Swinbourne, an award-winning director and screenwriter who has specialised in making TV and films in British Sign Language for the last decade.

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Charlie is himself deaf, and grew up in a deaf family.

Charlie’s work as a writer/director includes the BSL comedy sketch show Deaf Funny, the Found documentaries, the Four Deaf Yorkshiremen comedies, and hit short film The Kiss.

Screen Shot 2017-10-21 at 07.48.18As a screenwriter, he penned the award-winning TV dramas My Song and Departure Lounge, rude mockumentary Hands Solo, the mini-series The Fingerspellers and YouTube smash Coming Out. He also wrote a short film for NSPCC explaining the charity’s Underwear Rule.

As a journalist, Charlie has written for the Guardian, BBC online, and the Mirror. He has edited The Limping Chicken since 2012, which is now the world’s most popular deaf blog, clocking up over 5 million views. In 2013, writing on the site, Charlie broke the worldwide news story about the fake interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

Charlie has appeared on Radio 4, BBC Breakfast News, BBC World Service, BBC Trending,  Watchdog, BBC London, the BBC Ouch podcast, and the Abnormally Funny People Podcast.

Eyewitness Media Ltd is registered in England and Wales, Company number 10891135. Registered office: 9 Avenue Victoria, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 1JE.