Posted on 01/10/2012
A filmmaker who graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, will see her documentary My Brother, The Murderer aired on More 4 tonight.
Sophie Jones, 27, studied Media Arts and has worked in the television industry ever since leaving Royal Holloway in 2006.
She produced and directed the documentary, which tells the amazing story of twin Natasha Owen Jones who was separated from her brother Morgan at birth.
Natasha had never seen Morgan after they were taken into care separately soon after they were born.
But when she finally tracked him down last year – after 20 years of searching – she discovered he was serving a 99-year prison sentence for murder in a Minnesota jail.
Sophia’s film follows Natasha as she flies to America to meet her brother for the first time.
Sophia, who lives in London, said her degree at Royal Holloway was great preparation for her television career.
She said: “It was great - it was a good foundation for working in the industry and I obtained some work experience on This Morning and stuff like that, so it stood me in good stead.”
Sophie has also worked on other Channel 4 documentaries One Born Every Minute and Coppers, but said My Brother, The Murderer was the first she had directed.
The graduate, who made the film with independent production company Blast! Films, pitched the idea to television executives after reading Natasha’s story in the Sunday Mirror.
She said; “It was great to able to follow that experience with Natasha and I felt quite privileged to go on that journey with her.
“It was a huge emotional ordeal for Natasha and I felt privileged to be able to capture that.”
My Brother, The Murderer will be aired on More 4 at 10.05pm tonight and repeated on Channel 4 at 3.05am on Friday, October 5.
For more information, visit the Channel 4 website.