FOUNDERS / DIRECTORS
Jaime has been making documentaries since 2007, as director, producer, editor and ethnographer for television, museums, education and the third sector. She holds a MA with Distinction in Documentary Making from the University of Sussex.
She has recently completed her debut feature documentary H is for Harry, about a boy starting secondary school unable to read and write. Co-directed with Ed, the World Premiere was at Open City Documentary Festival (2018) and its cinema release is in March 2019. Jaime has years of experience working with young people, making scores of short films with 6 year olds and older, whether they are in front of the camera or alongside her making the film.
Jaime’s other specialism focuses on telling personal histories, especially through finding and working creatively with archive material. This includes her role as Producer on the BAFTA nominated, double Grierson winning The Secret History of Our Streets (BBC2), described by The Guardian as ‘wonderful… it prodded your brain awake as it broke your heart’, which she worked on across two series.
Prior to filmmaking she was an Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ teacher in Further Education, working mainly in inner London and with vulnerable groups. She continues to teach, now as Associate Tutor in Ethnographic Filmmaking at the University of East Anglia.
His debut feature film - The Auction House: A Tale of Two Brothers - was described by The Hollywood Reporter as “tremendously vivid and expertly entertaining”. It screened at over 20 film festivals (including Dok Leipzig, Open City London, DOCSDF, Cairo, Jean Rouch) and was broadcast in multiple territories. A focus on story and character drives much of his work, creating intimate, sensitive portrayals that still leave space for humour.
Ed speaks Italian and Spanish and is an Associate Lecturer in Ethnographic Film at Goldsmiths as well as a member of the Royal Anthropological Institute's Film Committee. He has a 1st class degree in Social Anthropology from Cambridge and an MA in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths. He’s currently in postproduction on a short about creativity in Haiti.
Kate has worked since 2006 as an ethnographic and independent documentary filmmaker and recently directed her first feature Even When I Fall, nominated for the BIFA Discovery Award, the Tim Hetherington Award and a One World Media award. She met co-director Sky Neal on a MA in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, where she has returned as a visiting speaker. Central to her film work is a spirit of curiosity, collaboration and a delight in unexpected connections that make more than the sum of their parts. Her career focus has been advocacy storytelling and working with minority communities to get their voices heard.
Her work has been supported by Sundance Documentary Film Fund, Chicken and Egg Pictures, Worldview and The British Film Institute. Locations have included Kathmandu, Beijing, LA, New York, Dublin, Helsinki and Patagonia. Collaborators have included anthropologists, musicians, social entrepreneurs, service designers, curators, teachers and students. She has taught at University of East Anglia, spoken at Queens University Belfast and holds academic awards and a masters in Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin.
Postcode Films was founded in 2007 by Ed, Jaime, Kate and Elhum Shakerifar