A Boy Called Alex (Channel 4)
A Boy Called Alex opened Channel 4’s Cutting Edge season in January 2008.
A documentary film about a 16 year-old musical prodigy at Eton College who suffers from the incurable disease cystic fibrosis, nominated for three BAFTAS (Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Editing), also nominated for a Royal Television Society award for Best Documentary.
The film was directed by Stephen Walker and produced by Sally George. It attracted one of the highest-ever audiences of a Cutting Edge programme and received rave reviews.
Astounding, life-affirming … quite simply the impact of Stephen Walker’s film is overwhelming The Times
Astonishing … don't miss this gripping, inspiring, uplifting and humbling film Daily Mail
Awards and Nominations
Winner of Bulldog Award (voted by the industry) for Best Documentary 2009
Winner of Royal Television Society Craft Award for Best Photography and Sound 2009
Nominated for BAFTAs Best Documentary, Best Director (Stephen Walker) and Best Editing (Ben Stark) 2009
Nominated for Royal Television Society Best Documentary January 2009
Nominated for Broadcast Best Documentary 2009
Director: Stephen Walker
Producer: Sally George
Broadcast: Channel 4 (24/01/2008)