Beadie Finzi has been working in documentaries since 1994. After making a number of films for UK Broadcasters, Beadie produced Unknown White Male, a feature documentary about a young amnesiac rediscovering his life, which was selected for Sundance and Oscar shortlisted in 2006. Beadie went on to direct The Hunger Season, an emotional essay examining the impact of humanitarian food aid. Filmed in Swaziland in Southern Africa over two years, the film was commissioned by Channel 4, NHK Japan, SBS Australia and YLE Finland. Beadie is one of the founding directors of the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, a grant giving body, which invests in independent documentary filmmakers.