Pearl Works is an award-winning media production company based in the UK, with clients across the globe. We create documentaries, video, podcasts, animations and print stories for clients including the BBC, charities and small and large businesses. Powerful storytelling and outstanding journalism are at the heart of what we do.
We also specialise in media training and run courses in film-making and podcasting.
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, shoe buckles and jewellery.
What we do
Writing and editing
Film, video, audio
Who we are
Angela Robson is a multi award-winning journalist and the director of Pearl Works Productions. She has worked in over 50 countries for the BBC, Aljazeera, The Guardian and Le Monde diplomatique. Her 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. She lectures in broadcast journalism at Nottingham Trent University.
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 a presenter, activist and the producer of My Stolen Childhood, 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.
Arin Pereira is a Mexico City-based videographer and video editor specializing in portraiture and documentary work. Her work focuses on a wide range of topics but uses intimate profile and close association to create depth of narrative. She brings to her process a wide range of professional experience as a researcher and reporter, writer and editor, photographer and photo editor. Boundless curiousity and deep concern for humankind drive her projects.
Sophie Hind has recently completed a Masters in English Literature at Sheffield University, specialising in Romantic poetry. She wrote her dissertation on Melesina Chenevix Trench, a female Romantic poet who subsequently fell from fame following her topics of writing that deviated from the social standards of the time. She is interested in the arts and literary cultures, particularly in areas with marginalised communities. Sophie is an intern with Pearl Works.
Jane Labous is a writer, broadcaster and film producer/director covering human rights issues, international development and human stories around the world, with special knowledge of West Africa. She has reported from numerous countries for outlets including Voice of America, The Independent, IRIN, BBC Radio 4, The Sunday Times, The LA Times and Geographical. You can regularly hear her despatches on BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and From Our Home Correspondent. Jane’s awards and nominations include the BBC Radio 4/Royal Geographical Society Journey of a Lifetime Award, the Guardian International Journalism Development Prize, and the longlist of the One World Media Awards for her short film on trafficking in Togo, Cinderellas. Jane graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA in French and English. For some of Jane’s work, see www.janelabous.com .