Debs Paterson is a director known for BIFA-nominated Africa United (2010) and this year is the first female helmer on Emmy-nominated action drama series Strike Back. In 2011, Paterson was showcased in Los Angeles as part of the BAFTA Brits to Watch initiative. Paterson has worked as a mentor and advisor for many talent development programs, including Raindance MA in Filmmaking, BFI’s Young Talent schemes and Film London’s Microwave and London Calling. In 2016, Paterson received a Pia Pressure Award to develop her female survival thriller Thin Air. She has a social justice action feature in development with Stray Bear Films and Film4.