JANE TREAYS

award winning documentary maker

Inside Claridge’s, BBC2, 2012

"...an exquisite piece of documentary making that never put a foot wrong… it was the gentle persistent probing of the staff that made it such a joy. Director Jane Treays was a presence throughout with her off-screen questions… she gnawed away with love and was repaid time and time again with delightful indiscretions..."

The Guardian

2016-04-25T14:08:13+00:00

The Guardian

"...an exquisite piece of documentary making that never put a foot wrong… it was the gentle persistent probing of the staff that made it such a joy. Director Jane Treays was a presence throughout with her off-screen questions… she gnawed away with love and was repaid time and time again with delightful indiscretions..."

Inside Claridge’s, BBC2, 2012

"...Inside Claridge's is something else entirely by dint of it being the work of Jane Treays, a film-maker unafraid of asking a blunt question and capturing a telling moment..."

 

Gerard Gilbert,  The Independent

2016-04-25T15:47:33+00:00

Gerard Gilbert,  The Independent

"...Inside Claridge's is something else entirely by dint of it being the work of Jane Treays, a film-maker unafraid of asking a blunt question and capturing a telling moment..."  

Tom Daly – The Diver and his Dad, BBC1, 2010

"...In this extraordinary documentary, Jane Treays provides an intimate portrait of the relationship between the world class diver, Tom Daley, and his father. Touching, powerful and thoroughly authentic, this is an unsentimental exploration of two very complex people..."

The Birmingham Post

2016-04-25T15:54:15+00:00

The Birmingham Post

"...In this extraordinary documentary, Jane Treays provides an intimate portrait of the relationship between the world class diver, Tom Daley, and his father. Touching, powerful and thoroughly authentic, this is an unsentimental exploration of two very complex people..."

Mum, Heroin and Me, Channel 4, 2008

"...Treays is absolutely brilliant at capturing the everyday small stories that emblemise the larger. She is a natural burrower for detail, a nosy parker... and possibly one of the finest documentaries of the year..."

The Times

2016-04-25T15:55:09+00:00

The Times

"...Treays is absolutely brilliant at capturing the everyday small stories that emblemise the larger. She is a natural burrower for detail, a nosy parker... and possibly one of the finest documentaries of the year..."

Mum, Heroin and Me, Channel 4, 2008

"...Mum, Heroin and Me was a very good film by Jane Treays, who has a habit of making good films. beautifully human ones, too..."

 

The Guardian

2016-04-25T15:56:50+00:00

The Guardian

"...Mum, Heroin and Me was a very good film by Jane Treays, who has a habit of making good films. beautifully human ones, too..."  

The Virgin Daughters, Channel 4, 2008

"...Jane Treays’s sensitive, sometimes eye-popping, documentary about the Purity Movement in the United States provides a compelling, creepy glimpse into how fatherly protectiveness towards daughters can be taken to disconcerting extremes… Cleverly, Treays manages to capture the suffocating, patriarchal hothouse in which these daughters are being raised without ever sneering..."

 

The Daily Telegraph

2016-04-25T16:00:27+00:00

The Daily Telegraph

"...Jane Treays’s sensitive, sometimes eye-popping, documentary about the Purity Movement in the United States provides a compelling, creepy glimpse into how fatherly protectiveness towards daughters can be taken to disconcerting extremes… Cleverly, Treays manages to capture the suffocating, patriarchal hothouse in which these daughters are being raised without ever sneering..."  

The Smallest People in the World, Channel 4, 2007

"... as usual, Treays's thoughtful editing let the film speak largely for itself… and relied on Treays' well-established ability to get such affectingly honest interviews... a powerfully humane film..."

 

The Daily Telegraph

2016-04-25T16:44:29+00:00

The Daily Telegraph

"... as usual, Treays's thoughtful editing let the film speak largely for itself… and relied on Treays' well-established ability to get such affectingly honest interviews... a powerfully humane film..."  

Jane Treays has made over 50 full-length documentaries and five award-winning series for the BBC, ITV and C4.

Jane was educated at Beaconsfield High School and read English Literature at Birmingham University. In 1981 she joined the BBC as a researcher in Current Affairs. Within five years, she graduated to producing and directing her own films.

Jane lives in London and Dorset.

Latest Work

Land of Hope and Glory: British Country Life

3 episodes, BBC2, March 2016

Jane Treays, interviewed about Land of Hope and Glory:

“I love characters, and eccentrics, and people with passion, and that’s what you find at Country Life. And so many pockets of expertise. People like John Goodall, the architecture editor. He has this boyish enthusiasm and believes the English country house is one of the great contributions to world culture. ‘Not enjoying the past,’ he says, ‘is like not enjoying music or languages’. Isn’t that a great line?”

"...This sensitive, highly watchable programme, the first of three from director Jane Treays ... is based on a year’s filming in the office and out and about. The result both confirmed conventional images of the magazine and simultaneously confounded and contradicted them..."

theartsdesk.com

2016-04-26T12:39:36+00:00

theartsdesk.com

"...This sensitive, highly watchable programme, the first of three from director Jane Treays ... is based on a year’s filming in the office and out and about. The result both confirmed conventional images of the magazine and simultaneously confounded and contradicted them..."
"...this was a lovely and truly absorbing little hour, telling the tale of Country Life magazine and those it speaks to..."

The Guardian

2016-04-26T12:42:09+00:00

The Guardian

"...this was a lovely and truly absorbing little hour, telling the tale of Country Life magazine and those it speaks to..."

Awards

Inside Claridges, BBC2

Winner of Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Documentary Series
Winner of Televisual Bulldog Awards – Best Documentary Series
Nominated for the Most Entertaining Documentary GRIERSON AWARDS 2013
Nominated for Best Documentary Series BROADCAST AWARDS

Miracle Babies – The Story of the Dionne Quituplets, Inside Story, BBC1

Winner of Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival 1997

Painted Babies, Under the Sun, BBC2

Finalist at the Cable Ace Awards for Best Single Film, Los Angeles 1997
Silver Winner at FIPA Festival, France for Best Single Film 1997