Watch My Docs Below

You're probably here for the On the Edge with Andrew Gold podcast, but if you and I are going to get to know each other, you should know that I'm primarily a documentary maker and TV presenter. They've even given me awards for it, such as the Best International Documentary at Thin Line Fest - they flew me out to Texas, which was a hoot! Photos in my portfolio.

Some of my videos are online, so you can see them without breaking copyright. You'll find them below, starting with the BBC's Exorcism: The Battle for Young Minds (watch out, it's going to auto-start!) and moving to a trailer for a film I shot with the so-called Crazy Baby Lady.


The mobile site makes it a pain to scroll through the 5 videos. So, to see more videos, open up the laptop and scroll down. Or, for a quicker glimpse of my work, watch my showreel. Let me know what you think (or hire me - now there's a thought...).

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The Exorcist Claiming To Cure The Sick Of Their Demons: The Murky Truth Of Modern Exorcisms
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BBC Three

The Exorcist Claiming To Cure The Sick Of Their Demons: The Murky Truth Of Modern Exorcisms

Journalist Andrew Gold visits an internationally renowned exorcist in Buenos Aires, who claims to cure the sick of their demons and battle against evil. As well as running the world’s first ‘school for exorcists’, Padre Manuel Acuña often appears alongside models and celebrities on Argentinian TV and radio. He has fostered a huge following in the poor suburbs of Buenos Aires, where he uses controversial techniques in an apparent attempt to heal the sick, with seemingly great success. With bizarre interactions, violent exorcisms and one particularly tense argument, this presenter-led documentary sets to uncover the murky truth about modern exorcisms. Written and presented by Andrew Gold Director: David Hayes Story Producer: Matt Cooper Producers: Johnnie Campbell and Georgia Woolley Editor: Matt Pitts For information and support, the following organisations in the UK may be able to help: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2DRkg4JC7SLT3B7hlrn6DKN/information-and-support-eating-disorders http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1NGvFrTqWChr03LrYlw2Hkk/information-and-support-mental-health -- Click here to subscribe to BBC Three: http://bit.ly/BBC-Three-Subscribe Did you know that we’re up to other things in other places too? Best of BBC Three: www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/bbcthree Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcthree Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcthree Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcthree Tumblr: http://bbcthree.tumblr.com Oh, we’re on Snapchat too - just incase you were wondering… add us, bbcthree.
Trailer: My Body, Their Choice
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Andrew Gold

Trailer: My Body, Their Choice

Back in Argentina, I got to know the face of the pro-life campaign - the Crazy Baby Lady - before the vote on abortion. Film is finished, so producers get in touch! As Argentina readies itself for the most important vote in its history - to legalise abortion - presenter Andrew Gold investigates the enormous divide that separates pro-choicers and 'pro-lifers'. The face of the latter is the eccentric Mariana Varela, known as the Crazy Baby Lady. While she shows off her plastic foetuses and preaches the importance of saving foetuses, Andrew puts it to her that her stance is hypocritical - since her infamous father was part of the dictatorship that tortured and 'disappeared' people and sold their babies. As we near the vote, the country becomes more fractious, as out-of-touch pro-life politicians come out with some startling and unfounded facts. These include a doctor pronouncing that AIDS (not HIV) can travel through condoms and the claim that people are having abortions 'after 9 months'. Andrew meets a doctor who performed illegal abortions to save women's lives and speaks to young women forced into clandestine abortions under creepy and scary conditions. Many young and desperate women die from these procedures. The documentary heads towards a climax at the vote itself outside congress. The results are revealed at 4am, when riots take hold and our presenter and crew are tear gassed. All that is left after this is to confront the Crazy Baby Lady in a tense final interview. The abortion vote became huge news around the world, taking up the NY Times back page and sparking marches in support in Sydney, Paris and other major cities. In Argentina, it means even more than abortion itself - it also incorporates the nation's secular struggle against religion and the feminist fight in a society dripping in machismo.
Article 8 Right to Family Life: CHILDREN SEPARATED FROM THEIR FATHER
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On the Edge With Andrew Gold

Article 8 Right to Family Life: CHILDREN SEPARATED FROM THEIR FATHER

What's it like for children separated from their father in direct contravention of Article 8 The Right to Family Life? For On the Edge with Andrew Gold, I follow a single mother and two daughters to see how their right to family life was affected and their parents' love forced apart. Are you experiencing something similar? Please tell me about it below, as I'd love to hear from you. If you are going through this kind of situation, check out Reunite Families on Twitter and they'll point you in the right direction. Thanks for watching and please remember to like and subscribe. This affects more than 40,000 British children whose mum or dad are ineligible for visas. Many people think marriage is sufficient to bring in a foreign partner - but if the British spouse earns less than £18.6k (like 40% of the UK’s adult population) they’re left with Skype to bridge the gap. In the UK, this amount, known as the Minimum Income Requirement (MIR), is the highest of its kind in the world, and has been criticised as ‘London-centric’. It was set by Theresa May in the Home Office in 2012. In this short documentary, I visit a mother and her daughters in Crewe to see how the heart-breaking distance from their Argentinian dad is driving them apart. The kids are losing their Spanish, and therefore, their ability to understand him. This film has some personal resonance for me, as my own partner is from Argentina. We live in Berlin, Germany, because it would be so difficult, complicated and expensive to apply for her to get a visa in the UK. It is remarkable that we now live in a country neither of us are from, with more ease than we would my in my home country of England. This gives the film a personal touch. Don't forget to subscribe, so you can see what's coming this week! Directed and shot by Ruth Sewell. She's brilliant and you can check out her stuff here: http://www.ruthsewell.com/
The UFO Festivals in South America: ALIENS IN CAPILLA DEL MONTE
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On the Edge With Andrew Gold

The UFO Festivals in South America: ALIENS IN CAPILLA DEL MONTE

As far as UFO festivals in South America go, there's no better place than Capilla del Monte to find the Real ET. Aliens in Capilla del Monte can be found at the Festival Alienigena in the tiny village, where locals are obsessed with UFO spottings. After an unexplained incident took place in 1986 (some trees were burned - presumably by a fire), the Argentine town became known as the country's national alien capital. For On the Edge with Andrew Gold, I went to meet the likes of Luz Lopez, who heads up the UFO Museum, or Centre for UFO Reports, in the capital city. And then I climbed a mountain for a meditation session that is supposed to conjure up 5th-dimensional beings known as ERCS, who supposedly live underground. As the sun descended, I saw a lot of beauty in the bucolic environs, but nothing to suggest ET paid a visit. In any case, I learned to empathise with the locals from Capilla del Monte, a village just outside Córdoba in central Argentina. I could see they were just looking for something to believe in, much like Mulder from the X-Files. I should add that I was really lucky to film this with an exceptional team. Producers Peter Scheffer and Remi Lehmann made everything happen behind the scenes, director Bas Voorwinde strung the whole creative process together, and camera operator Javier Cortiellas found some supremely stunning shots, as you'll see in the video. We actually filmed it a couple of years back, which is why I look a fair bit older and fatter and paler and less beardy in the stand-up to camera section. You'll see what I mean. Sigh. Please do remember to subscribe, so you can see more of these kinds of videos, as I publish them. And tell me, do you disagree with me about UFOs? Have they visited? Comment below, and we can chat. Oh, and follow me on Twitter for trailers, behind-the-scenes action and STUFF I HAPPEN TO BE THINKING. https://twitter.com/AndrewGold_ok Peter Scheffer: https://twitter.com/pscheff3r?lang=en Remi Lehmann: https://twitter.com/remilehmann Bas Voorwinde: http://www.basvoorwinde.com/ Javier Cortiellas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWQR9On-S0M
WHERE TO HAVE AN AFFAIR: How I got on TV to talk about dating in South America.
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On the Edge With Andrew Gold

WHERE TO HAVE AN AFFAIR: How I got on TV to talk about dating in South America.

If you're dating in South America and want to know where to have an affair, you're in luck! This is the first video I ever made as a producer and presenter. I was out in Argentina and sent a bunch of ideas to a TV channel called Fusion. When they got back and said they'd take the one about infidelity, I was a bit shocked and had no idea what we'd actually be able to document! As it progressed, we ended up making a bit of a meta-film, a documentary about the making of the documentary. So, we saw how I ended up talking on a radio show, and then was asked onto several live TV shows to talk about cheating, as if I were some sort of cheating expert or guru. This tested my newly learned Spanish to the max. As it happened, we ended up talking on air to Viggo Mortensen, who grew up in Argentina and criticised our video. It led to further hysteria around the country and - not included in the film - I made a joke pretending to be a virgin on the TV show Duro de Domar. The 'English humour' went down like a led balloon and people began calling me 'the ultimate English virgin' on the streets. I've learned a lot about making films and my presenting style since making this. Watching it back just now, I was particularly embarrassed by the naked scene I do on a massage chair, effecting a preposterously overblown accent. I even considered taking it out, but screw it - that scene belongs in a museum, and this is my online portfolio after all. Subtitles to follow. Thanks again to the wonderful Peter Scheffer, Remi Lehmann, Thomas Seegers and Bas Voorwinde, who helped make this film happen and spark my career.
 
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