Becky Southworth is a Northern Filmmaker and Presenter – an exciting new voice she uses her extraordinary lived experiences including growing up in the care system to make empathetic films that reflect the lives of working class and often forgotten members of society.
Her film Can Sex Offenders Change?, which she presented and produced, saw her investigating the rehabilitation methods in place for sex offenders, and the impact of such methods on the wider community and their victims. A very personal story to her, the documentary was widely commended, being placed on the Grierson 2021 shortlist for best single domestic documentary. The film was commissioned following her live pitch as part of the ‘BBC Three Northern Pitch; at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019.
Becky’s other work confronts issues that affect young people across the UK – from perpetrators of sexual offences, to children in the care system. This work includes Kicked Out: From Care to Chaos which won an RTS North West award for Best current affairs documentary and Tagged 2: Women on Tag which she narrated.
Alongside her onscreen role, Becky also works behind camera producing documentaries for a wide range of broadcasters tackling subjects from Gambling, Crime and Murder. In January Becky made 12th position in Big Issues 100 Change Makers 2022.