Lorna Kirk has been immersed in film and television – as a director, field producer, researcher and editor – since earning her Master’s degree in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester, England in 1999.
Her award-winning film A Little Bit of Freedom (NEPAL/UK) was recognized by the International Documentary Association in Los Angeles with its David L. Wolper Award. A Little Bit of Freedom went on to screen at the 53rd Cannes International Film Festival as part of the Kodak Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, and has been presented at film festivals around the world.
Lorna’s director and field producer credits include the documentary series Tasty Planet / Cooking Metropolis (BBC 1); Forensic Firsts Season 1 and Season 2 (Smithsonian Channel); the Gemini Award wining series Canada’s Super Speller (CBC) and Street Cents (CBC).She has directed on several of CBC’s flagship shows (Land & Sea/Doc Zone)
Her work is intimate, reflecting her belief that great documentaries can only be made through an honest approach that results in a revealing exchange with her subjects.