Zed Nelson -  Documentary Filmmaker


Zed Nelson is an internationally renowned documentary photographer and filmmaker. His current film, The Street (194 mins, 2019), focuses on one East London street and its inhabitants over a four-year period. A film about love and loss, and a community unravelled by gentrification. The Street had two sold-out screenings at this year’s BFI London Film Festival and will be released in cinemas on 29th November, distributed by Verve Pictures.


Nelson’s last film, Gun Nation (30 mins, 2016) explores America’s deadly love affair with the gun. The film was commissioned to launch the Guardians online documentary strand, with the support of the Bertha Foundation.


Nelson’s short films, Marmite & Fruitcakes (about UKIP) and Screenagers (about video game addiction), were commissioned by Channel 4 and screened in March & October 2015.


Nelson’s film, Europe’s immigration Disaster, drew attention to the plight of migrants attempting to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. It was commissioned by Channel 4’s Dispatches and screened in 2014.


Nelson’s first documentary film, exposed systematic environmental abuse by the petro-chemical industry in Texas. The film received a Ch4/Britdoc award and was shortlisted for the ‘Best Newcomer’ Grierson Award.