David Hickman has been writing, producing and directing single documentaries and series for broadcast television in the UK and internationally for the last twenty years. He is also a cinematographer, having worked on 16 and 35mm film, as well as a variety of video and HD formats – shooting drama and non-fiction. As producer of the Errol Morris-directed A Brief History of Time, he won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992, and the film was judged one the ‘ten best movies’ of the year by, among others, Time Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. More recently he directed and series produced the Emmy Award-winning The Elegant Universe, adapted from Brian Greene’s bestselling book for Nova/WGBH in the US and Channel 4. Since joining the University of York's Theatre, Film and Television department in 2009, David has completed Race and Intelligence: Science’s Last Taboo, a feature-length documentary for Channel 4, which won the prestigious Grierson Award in 2010 for best science documentary, and three films for the Al Jazeera series Slavery: A 21st Century Evil, which was nominated for an IDA. He produced, directed and photographed both productions.