Film for Social Impact

Frances Harper is deeply passionate about documentaries.  Through her dedicated research and development, she has successfully raised awareness on subjects that are often pushed to one side.

Frances brings a wealth of experience to each project she takes on.

HARPER21 is situated near Woodbridge, close to the Suffolk Coast.

You brought us one of the most impressive access docs!

~ Siobhan Mulholland. Sky1 Commissioning Editor.

About Frances

Frances was born in Ipswich, and has lived in Suffolk most of her life, apart from a brief spell living and working in London. At the age of 60 Frances produced her first documentary, Where Angels Fear to Tread, broadcast on BBC.

With no previous experience, she purchased a camcorder and started filming.

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Frances Harper
Royal Television Society
Frances Harper Filmmaker
Frances Harper Filmmaker

Frances in The Guardian

"A new start after 60: I was a secretary - until I stumbled upon an amazing story I had to film."Francis Harper - Guardian

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'A new start after 60' - The Guardian. Download PDF
'A new start after 60' - The Guardian. Read Article Online
'It’s become a passion' - Rest Less. Read Article Online


It has been a privilege to produce a film for SAMARITANS Ipswich & East Suffolk branch, to highlight volunteering in the Community as part of their Outreach scheme.

Screened at Woodbridge Riverside Cinema and Aldeburgh Cinema as part of the Amy Winehouse film programme.

The documentary has already proved a great success and we hope will increase awareness of the service we offer.

Director: SAMARITANS ~ Ipswich and East Suffolk Branch