Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Atkinson

Director / Producer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

Fat Rat Films is the award-winning documentary film making partnership of Gemma Atkinson and Fred Grace.

Their films have been broadcast on BBC Newsnight, Channel 4, Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, The New York Times, screened worldwide at festivals and garnered national press coverage.

After a successful online distribution campaign, their animated documentary Act of Terror went viral and was seen by over a quarter of a million people in one day.

As a result of making No Place Like Home, a short documentary on detention without trial in the UK, they were threatened with a two-year jail sentence by the British government.

They direct and produce documentaries for various NGO’s including The Elders, Publish What You Pay and Oxfam on subjects of global governance and social justice.

They are co-directors of Doc Heads, a screening and networking night that brings professional documentary filmmakers together and has partnered with, among others, Sheffield Doc/fest, London Short film festival and the East End Film Festival.


  • Business Skills/Running a Business
  • Digital Editing
  • Directing
  • Documentary
  • HD Shooting
  • Producing
  • Production and Distribution
  • Self-shooting
  • Shooting