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Karen Cunningham

Karen Cunningham has carved out a real niche for herself as a top child wrangler. While a lot of female directors have - understandably - fought hard against the stereotype which suggests they are the natural choice when handling young performers, Cunningham has embraced the opportunities provided by this hackneyed idea.

Far from limiting her, this 'pigeon-holing' has enabled her to create work marked by extraordinarily naturalistic performances and - especially through her empowering work for Barbie - play her part in levelling the playing field for girls.

Thomas & Friends
"The Wonder of Why"
Sorry, John Humphrys - no-one asks more pressing questions than children. No subject is taboo, no query is too trivial, and God help anyone who provides an unsatisfactory answer. Such inquisitive zeal drives this charming piece of work for Thomas & Friends (hitherto known as Thomas the Tank Engine), as children stump and wrong-foot their parents with a variety of questions.
TV Producer: Amber Clayton / Emma Eaton (Ass'nt) @ Arthur and Martha Ⓟ Ⓦ
Film Production: Thomas Thomas Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Karen Cunningham ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Christian Gill
Cinematographer: Callan Green Ⓦ (WPA Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Editor: Steve Ackroyd Ⓦ @ Final Cut Ⓟ Ⓦ
Atanasio + Martinez    Ⓦ Ⓟ ♀
Kevin Thomas    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Kim Albright    Ⓦ Ⓟ ♀
Mark Denton    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Karen Cunningham    Ⓦ Ⓟ ♀
Tiny Bullet    Ⓦ Ⓟ ♀
Thomas Thomas
4 Percy Street
020 7437 1112
Trent Simpson
(Head of Production)
Philippa Thomas
(Executive Producer)


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