Franny Armstrong has directed three cinema-released documentaries – The Age of Stupid (2008), McLibel (2005) and Drowned Out (2003) – which have together been seen by 55 million people worldwide.

Her company, Spanner Films, pioneered the “crowd-funding” finance model, which allows filmmakers to raise reasonable-size budgets whilst retaining ownership of their films and the “Indie Screenings” distribution system, which allows anyone to screen independent films. Franny is a Londoner born and bred.