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Beautiful BBC Three!

Congratulations to the following winners

During Summer 2008, three new directors will get the opportunity to direct their first hour for BBC Three. Dani Davis, Rowan Deacon and Jo Hughes will each make a one hour documentary to be shown as part of BBC Three’s Beauty season.

Dani Davis
Age 29
From Manchester
Brief Biog Dani began her career on Radio before moving into television, where she worked in development and production. She has worked on a number of strands including cutting edge. This will be her directorial debut.
Film idea Dani will direct a film about a pre-teen beauty Queen. Eleven year old Sasha lives in Burnley with her mum, dad and younger brother. She’s about to realise a long held ambition to become a beauty queen - she’s off to Texas where a team of stylists, choreographers, hair and make up artists will prepare her for the tough world of pageanting. This could be make or break for Sasha.

Rowan Deacon
Age 31
From Leeds
Brief Biog Rowan has been working in the industry for eight years as a researcher / assistant producer on a wide range of output from 'The Naked Chef' to 'The History of Islam'. This will be her first hour long film.
Film idea Rowan’s film will delve into the world of celebrity 'body part modelling'. Who owns the hands that we think belong to Kate Moss, or the bum that belongs to Kylie Minogue? It's usually an anonymous model who just happens to have just one perfect body part, a body part that can make them a fortune yet brings them no fame. We meet the models, the agents and scouts who scour the country looking for body bits that celebrities can call their own.

Jo Hughes
Age 28
Brief Biog Jo has worked for a number of independent companies as an assistant producer. She has developed a variety of observational documentaries and drama docs, this will be her first hour long documentary.
Film idea Jo's film takes pop diva Jamelia back to her roots, so to speak, in a film that tries to find out the true cost of human hair extensions. Jamalia will literally go in search of the girl whose hair she’s wearing; she’ll visit the temples in India, villages in eastern Europe where women shave their hair and sell it to earn much needed cash and she’ll meet girls who wouldn’t be seen out without their extensions. The film will reveal surprising and powerful stories behind a popular beauty trend.

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