David Upshal


DAVID UPSHAL is the Executive Producer of So Solid Crew's new documentary 'This is So Solid'.

David is an award-winning producer/director who joins Lion with a track-record for producing top quality documentaries in the fields of arts, music and history.

He is best known for the BAFTA-nominated series The Hip Hop Years for Channel 4, which he series produced, directed and narrated. Previously he produced and directed the BBC Windrush series, winner of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Documentary Series of the year.

Starting at the BBC as a network trainee, working in News & Current Affairs, Education and Documentary Features as an Assistant Producer, before doing a stint on the BBC2 youth strand Reportage as a director and reporter.

He then spent four years on the BBC nightly music & arts flagship, The Late Show, where he made films on topics ranging from King Lear to Star Trek and presented interviews with figures such as comedian Lenny Henry, novelists Robert Harris and Barry Hines, and musicians James Brown, Nina Simone and Chuck D.

He went on to direct the highly-acclaimed Vietnam: The Camera At War – the story of the war told through photographs – before moving to the BBC History Unit as a producer/director on series such as Decisive Weapons and Reputations.

Since leaving the BBC to make The Hip Hop Years, David has also series produced Kings of Black Comedy, a transatlantic co-production for Channel 4/ E4 and Comedy Central, and executive produced the series Hidden History for BBC4.

At Lion, David has been responsible for documentaries such as Natural Born Americans, and The Gospel of Gospel for Channel 4, and Tony Benn: Free At Last for the BBC. He is currently making a major documentary on Britain’s most controversial pop group, The So Solid Crew, gaining exclusive access.


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