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Thought-provoking films that reveal the human stories behind significant social issues.


Two Step Films was founded by producer/director Fran Robertson in 1998 to make documentaries for television and radio. Since then it has developed a reputation for producing sensitive and thought-provoking films and revealing the human stories behind significant social issues such as the treatment of children with autism, in 'Autism: Challenging Behaviour’ (BBC4) and the law of Joint Enterprise in ‘Guilty by Association’ for BBC1.

Who we are

Fran Roberston - Director/Producer

Fran has made films for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. Her documentaries as director include 'Boyle Family' (BBC4), 'The Angry Years' (ITV) and 'Capturing Idi Amin' (BBC Scotland). Most recently she made 'Autism: Challenging Behaviour' for BBC4 and 'Guilty by Association' for BBC1.
As a producer, Fran has worked with acclaimed directors Kevin Macdonald and Beeban Kidron, producing documentaries such as 'Sex, Death and the Gods' for BBC Storyville and 'Humphrey Jennings: Listen to Britain' for Channel 4.

Melanie McFadyean - Consultant Producer

Melanie McFadyean is a freelance journalist and has worked in print, TV and radio. She was consultant producer on 'Guilty by Association' and on a Channel 4 documentary 'The Lost Boy' about missing boy Ben Needham. She made a six part Radio 4 series 'Thirty Years and More' about couples who had lived together for three decades. She also made 'Who is Opal', a documentary radio programme about controversial mysterious child diarist Opal Whiteley.
She has written for many newspapers and magazines among them The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Observer, The London Review of Books, Granta, Marie Claire, Elle and many more. She has written a book of short stories, a book about drugs and has co authored two other books about Margaret Thatcher and Northern Ireland.

Alexis L Wood - Assistant Producer

Alexis moved into documentary filmmaking after working with refugees in the UK and Middle East. Her first film ‘How Long is Indefinite?’, broadcast on Community Channel, exposed the British government’s incarceration of migrants in detention centres without time-limit. She has also worked on feature films including the award-winning 'Leave to Remain'. Alexis has worked with Two Step since 2013 as an Assistant Producer and shooter on 'Challenging Behaviour', 'Guilty by Association' and 'The Estate We're In'.

For further information, any queries you may have regarding our films or our services, get in touch via our contact page.

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