Professor Green: Is It Time to Legalise Weed?

Client: The Garden Productions

For: BBC Three

Client: The Garden Productions

For: BBC Three

As his name suggests, rapper and documentary maker Professor Green has a past relationship with cannabis. Before finding success as a musician he sold weed, and between the ages of 16 and 24 he smoked cannabis every day – but things have changed since then.

With those days behind him, Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, embarks on a uniquely personal film to take an in-depth look at our relationship with Britain’s most popular illegal drug and explores the arguments for and against legalisation.

Shot and produced by The Garden Productions, Fifty Fifty worked closely with both production company and Professor Green himself to make sure that the creative demands of the brief were met to the highest standard.

Colourist Kenny Gibb was required to not only balance but bring out detail in often challenging and extreme environments. Baselight was more than up to the task and gave Gibb the subtlety required. Ronnie Newman then onlined this in Avid Symphony which required a significant amount of blurring due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter. Nag Kirinde mixed the audio in Fifty Fifty’s Avid Protools suite using the S6 Console, further masking the contributors’ voices with multiple layers of distortion, creating a balanced and well-rounded story.



Ronnie Newman


Nag Kirinde


Kenny Gibb

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