Mike Paterson is a documentary filmmaker and producer based in London. He worked in broadcast fiction production for the BBC and Channel 4, and as a journalist and educator in Asia and the former Soviet Union before establishing himself in documentaries. As a filmmaker he has worked on numerous films for the BBC and other broadcasters, and as a DoP with directors such as Werner Herzog on feature length productions. His own films and projects have received critical acclaim and often provide fresh human perspectives on scientific subjects. Colliding Particles followed a team of physicists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland for 4 years as they hunted the Higgs particle, and his new project Elemental tells human stories around our use of the chemical elements. Mike has lectured in documentary production at UK universities. He is the recipient of a People Award from the Wellcome Trust and a Science in Society Award from the STFC, and has been invited to present sessions at South by Southwest, the Sheffield DocFest and other international festivals.
Project : “Elemental”
Synopsis : “Elemental” is a collaborative filmmaking project that explores our lives through the lens of the earth’s naturally occurring elements. Different filmmakers from around the world each make a short film about our relationship with one of the elements.