Grant Armour is a London-based Director / Producer specialising in documentaries for television and online, branded films, commercials and music videos. A video production professional with a proven track record of making engaging content and entertainment as part of VICE Media’s award winning team. Grant has expertise in multiple areas of video production, including producing, directing, camera operating, video editing, music composition, sound design as well as edit producing and supervising productions. He has experience in every stage of the storytelling process – from initial research, developing treatments, scriptwriting, to casting characters and gaining access, constructing the narrative, creating the visual language, producing the edit and even composing the score. His editorial documentaries focus on telling powerful character driven human-interest stories from the perspective of original and marginalised voices such as, the award-winning Ballet & Bullets: Dancing Out of the Favela and The Homeless Film Director, Colombia's Prison Pandemic, Acid Attacks, Undercover Migrant with Ben Judah, and Make The World Greta Again profiling climate activist and Nobel Prize Nominee, Greta Thunberg. He has also series produced and directed factual entertainment programmes for television such as The Munchies Guide To Wales and more recently the eco-travel show, World Without Planes. Grant Armour has produced, directed and shot internationally for television and online, filming stories about drug cultures, mental health, boy racers, young offenders, violent criminals, professional gamers, ancient rituals, wild animal welfare, space tourism, climate activists, homelessness, has shot the Emmy-nominated series, Gaycation starring Ellen Page and the theatrically released feature doc, Chemsex. His commercial work covers brands such as, Red Bull, Nandos, Kayak, Phillips, Warp Records, Amazon Prime, Amnesty International, Old Blue Last Beer's national TVC, and more recently a promo documentary for Universal Music Group, in collaboration with NASA, for the re-release of Brian Eno’s Apollo album to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.
- Make The World Greta AgainUpon realising her generation won’t have a future unless the world’s politicians act now on climate change, then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg skipped school in August 2018 to protest outside the Swedish parliament. What started as a one person strike soon gained global momentum. In 'Make The World Greta Again', we follow Greta and the organizers of the school strikes for climate as they are cementing a worldwide movement ahead of their first global protest that took place on March 15th, 2019.
- Brian Eno on ApolloFilmed to commemorate the extended edition of ‘Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks’ and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing this documentary by Grant Armour features new interviews with Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno and looks at the making of the ‘Apollo’ album and its counterpart film, ‘For All Mankind’. Credits: Director/Producer/Editor: Grant Armour Executive Producer: Bradley Steptoe DOP: Daniel Jurzyna Interviewers: Clive Martin / Jamie Taete / Grant Armour Camera Opera
- Amnesty International x VICE + : Femicide In South Africa - The Story of Popi & BongekaFemale homicide is a national crisis in South Africa. According to the government, a woman is killed every 3 hours, and South Africa has a femicide rate which is five times the global average. The murder of two friends, Popi Qwabe (24) and Bongeka Phungula (28) is representative of the country’s gender based violence issue. On the 12 May 2017, the two young women got into a taxi in Soweto, heading for a night out. Three days later, their bodies were found on the side of a road. Two men were ar
Projects credited in
- WATCH: Acid AttacksZing Tsjeng speaks to victims, police and perpetrators to investigate why acid has become the go to weapon for young criminals in London. Since 2010 there have been 1,800 reported acid attacks in the London, with a steep 70 percent rise between 2015 to 2016. As the number of victims grows, data suggests Britain has the worst record in the developed world for assaults with household acids like bleach and drain cleaner. While the global trend indicates honour or revenge based attacks against women
Supervising Producer / Director, EMEAVICE
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My role at VICE has encompassed nurturing creative development, production and delivery of films across the company’s online verticals and network television channel. I lead, guide and encourage our production and post-production team in the UK and across EMEA, utilising the experience and skills I have developed from over 9 years of delivering our high standard of content. My focuses have been developing new formats, on-screen talent and working on EMEA wide projects, such as a long form documentary on Greta Thunberg and the Fridays For Future movement, Make The World Greta Again and a 6-part sustainable travel series shot across our EMEA territory.
- Digital Production
- Camera Operation
- Editing Film
- Commercial Advertising
- Music Composition
Video Team of the Year - VICE UKDigiday Media Awards EuropeInstead of relying on short-form videos for social feeds, Vice focuses on long-form videos that examine global issues affecting young people, including politics, mental health, drug culture and nightlife.