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Jane L.

Poole, UK

$250 - $600 / Day

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Top Services

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

  • Reporter / Journalist

  • Creative Director

About Jane

Jane is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and documentary-maker based in Dorset, UK, covering human rights, international development and human stories. Over the years, Jane has reported from all over the world for the BBC, LA Times, Voice of America and many more. Her first novel is published in January 2021 by Farafina Books. She has a talent and passion for finding and telling human stories, particularly from the developing world, in beautiful, creative and sometimes experimental ways that put character at the centre of the story - whether through words, audio or film. Jane speaks fluent French, and has specialist knowledge of the West Africa region, language and culture.

Top Projects

  • Cinderellas

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Post-Production Manager

    In Togo, West Africa, thousands of girls are trafficked every year to work as domestic servants in the capital Lomé, or in Nigeria, Benin or Ghana. For this film, Jane Labous spent time in Lome and rural Togo hearing the stories of the real-life Cinderellas who seek a happy ending.

  • Angels

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Production Coordinator / Crewing
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Post-Production Manager
    • Content Strategist

    ANGELS is an independent documentary project, funded by a grant from the European Journalism Centre, exploring the taboo issue of infertility in Africa. Thousands of women in sub-Saharan Africa are affected by the pain and sadness of infertility, yet infertility is still widely perceived to be a uniquely ‘Western’ problem. The project, including films, essays, photography and audio in English and French, documents how West African women and doctors are determined to shatter taboos around the subject of infertility, offering women opportunities for treatment and support. The ANGELS story has featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Geographical and Jeune Afrique. ​ ANGELS won a “Merck More than a Mother” Film Award 2019 in ‘Film Category’ for French-Speaking African Countries.

  • The Silver Swimmers of Senegal

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer
    • Audio Storyteller
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    A short film for the BBC

  • The Silent Epidemic

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Content Strategist

    This was produced for use by the RNLI International advocacy team, to present to UN change makers, using photography Jane commissioned for an accompanying United Nations exhibition called, Just One Inch of Water.

  • Philoxenia

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Post-Production Manager
    • Content Strategist

    Follow the lights, smugglers urge refugee boats leaving Turkish shores on the perilous journey across to Lesvos. It’s left to Greek islanders to rescue them.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Content Strategist
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Field Producer
  • Audio Storyteller
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Post-Production Manager

Jane's Clients

  • Plan
  • RNLI International
  • RNLI International
  • RNLI International

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