Sue Carpenter is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a writer and a photographer
Sue with Belmaya in Nepal
DOCUMENTARY FILM I am the director of Tideturner Films, making independent documentaries. My first documentary feature, I Am Belmaya, about an uneducated young Nepali woman who transforms her life through making documentary films, has been selected for numerous film festivals in 2021, won Best Documentary at UK Asian Film Festival and was nominated for a One World Media Award. General release on 11 Oct 2021.
JOURNALISM I've written many features for national publications, specialising in international human rights stories, celebrities with a cause, travel, interviews, homes and interiors, health, and personal stories on issues such as overseas adoption, single motherhood, education and family life.
PHOTOGRAPHY I specialise in travel, lifestyle, portrait and documentary photos. My travel photos have been published in newspapers, magazines and books. View galleries
CHARITY Learn about my involvement in charities, GlobalGirl Media UK, Asha Nepal and Jaisalmer in Jeopardy. I also report on, photograph and make videos on global humanitarian issues for charities.
BOOKS I have written several non-fiction books, as well as created and edited books to order.
I Am Belmaya wins Best Documentary at UK Asian Film Festival! Also nominated for a One World Media Award. The film will go on general release on 11 October 2021. Trailer.
Global Health Film Festival panel discussion with Sue Carpenter and Subina Shrestha, hosted by Anna Smith (Girls on Film Podcast)
Winner, Short Film Competition, UK Asian Film Festival! Educate Our Daughters, directed by Belmaya Nepali and produced by Sue Carpenter, has won Best Short at UKAFF 2019! Belmaya collected her Award at BAFTA, alongside Bollywood legend Raymond Shippy and other stars.
My short film There's Something About Molly won the award for Best Short Documentary at the Good Dog International Film Festival, Sydney, 2016.
Getting more girls into media roles
As a founder trustee of the charity GlobalGirl Media UK, I wrote this guest post for Mumsnet, about why it's so important to get more girls and women into key media roles, to change the male-led narrative.
Stealing Intimacy wins a Gracie!
The film I worked on with a team of 4 girls during our first GlobalGirl Media UK training has won a coveted 2017 Gracie Award in New York! It features the moving testimonies of two girls affected by revenge porn.
This short film follows Alice as she trains for the longest run of her life - the 100km South Coast Challenge - in aid of Mind, the mental health charity, in memory of her cousin Nana.
Interview with Caroline Jones in YOU Magazine about her memoir on her struggle with bulimia and childhood in Africa.