Pearl Works is an award-winning media production, research and training company based in the UK, with clients across the globe. We produce film, multi-media, audio and print stories for broadcast, commercial and online media organisations.
Powerful storytelling and outstanding journalism are at the heart of what we do.
We run courses in film-making, radio and online production. We also specialise in media training.
Our name was inspired by The Pearl Works, a tiny factory built in Victorian times in Sheffield, which used to make goods out of mother of pearl, including cutlery handles, penknives, buttons, shoe buckles and jewellery.
We love collaboration and we love brave, bold ideas. We believe we can reach a wider audience when we work together with you to research, write and strategise from the start of a project.
We are proud of our reputation for consistently excellent programme-making, outstanding journalism and top-quality training and research.
Who we are
Angela Robson is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and film-maker and the founder and director of Pearl Works Productions. She has worked internationally as a film and documentary maker for the BBC, Aljazeera and the Guardian and as a presenter, producer and reporter for BBC Radio 4, the World Service and BBC World, reporting from over fifty countries. Angela’s awards and nominations include the European Commission’s Natali Lorenzo Prize for Journalism, the Guardian International Development Journalism Prize and the British Media and Environment Prize. Angela graduated in English Literature from the University of York and has a Master’s degree in English from the University of Toronto. For Angela’s writing and radio work please see www.angelarobson.net
Ami Bevilacqua is a London-based filmmaker who graduated from the Manchester School of Art, specialising in cinematography. She adopts an atmospheric and often colourful visual style within her work, which is reflected in her award-winning film Roads. Ami is always looking to get involved with passionate projects, wherever in the world, to empower and raise awareness for the topics that matter.
Brigitte Sossou Perenyi
Brigitte is an activist, presenter and the producer of Katsotso, a multi-media project we are developing in Ghana and Togo with Impact Africa. Brigitte was born in Togo and was educated in Ghana, the US and the UK. Brigitte has dedicated her life to using her personal story and experience as a trokosi survivor to empower others.
Isobel Robson is an award-winning artist and illustrator and a production assistant with Pearl Works. Examples of Isobel’s work can be seen on instagram https://www.instagram.com/robsonisobel/?hl=en
Rachel has a degree in media from Sheffield Hallam University and an MA in public relations. Her key interests are creating online website content, social media and online editing and design. She enjoys painting and art, specifically watercolour portraits and abstract oil paintings. She is an intern and media production assistant with Pearl Works.