Welcome to the website of writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker Sue Carpenter
DOCUMENTARY FILM I am the director of Tideturner Films, making independent documentaries. I've made several short docs (self-shot and edited). My first documentary feature, I Am Belmaya, about a young Nepali woman who takes the movie camera and power into her own hands, is currently in production (Sue with Belmaya in Pokhara, above).
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 and order digital images.
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.
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.
My first 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.
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.