Award winning filmmaker Gerry Troyna has been making TV films and documentaries for over forty years for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and broadcasters around the world. Over the last 20 years his films covering the colourful life on the Indian Railways have received many plaudits and have been warmly received by a public in love with India and the railways.
He’s also directed 2 award winning investigations for Panorama –Secrets of Seroxat and The Corruption of Racing, which received a BAFTA nomination and a Royal Television Society Award. His drama Steve’s Pickle won an award in the series Decisions for C4. His 12 one hour Indian Railway documentaries for the BBC include Deccan BAFTA Nominated, Monsoon Railway and Bombay Railway – winners of Royal Television Society Awards. Following on, his Indian Railway trilogies – India’s Hill Railways and India’s Frontier Railways won Royal Television Society Awards and a Best Cinematography Award.
Meri Rail – Portraits of the Indian Railway – a unique collection of contemporary photographs – was first exhibited in India at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai and in the exhibitions in the UK, at the National Railway Museum, York and at the New Walk Gallery, Leicester.
Gerry has worked with award winning writers including, Robert Hughes, Rian Malan, Jon Swain, Sir Ludovic Kennedy, Richard Rodriguez, Brian Thompson, Richard Grant & Ian Hislop: Composers and performers include, Mantronix, Bhundu Boys, Maxi Priest, David Bowie, Terry Oldfield, Brian Eno, Neil Brand, Ross Godfrey and the West India Company.
Gerry was invited in 2018 as a guest lecturer at Beckett University Department of Film & TV on the MA documentary course.
He has also co-written a screenplay ‘A Child of Our Time’ based on his short film The Day the World Changed and is currently working on a number of documentary projects and in development of a Bollywood Musical feature film to be directed by Shekhar Kapur.