About Livingstone Media
Livingstone Media Limited was founded by Morag Livingstone in 2006 as a multi-media company that tells the real stories of real people to effect real change. Her first short film (Living with Low Income in Scotland (2006)) has been credited with helping change Scottish government policy around those working but struggling to make ends meet.
Today, Morag is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, investigative journalist & internationally published best selling author - but never forgets none of this would have happened without the generosity of the families she has met, and in some cases lived with during this time - by opening their doors and lives to help those in power understand what it is like to be them - is something she is passionate about respecting.
"We must never forget that work which shines a light on other people's lives, particularly if we are highlighting adversity, does not belong to the journalist. It's a privilege to have someone open their door to you, tell you about what life is really like for them - and in some cases let me move in for a day or a week. I've met some of the best people through my work and I'm grateful to have met them. To be able to hang out with them, then tell their stories in collaboration with them, to strive for change and a better world is great - when it all comes together, and those who can effect change start to listen ... that's an indescribable feeling."
Charged. How the Police Try to Suppress Protest. Matt Foot and Morag Livingstone (Verso, 2022)
Hackney Child, Hope Daniels and Morag Livingstone (Simon and Schuster, 2014). Hackney Child, was on the Sunday Times best-seller list for 5 weeks. Fastest selling book in week of publication. Translated and published in France (Abandonnée de tous: Archipoche, 2016).
Tainted Love, Hope Daniels and Morag Livingstone (Simon and Schuster, 2014).. Sunday Times best-seller 1 week.
Both books are ‘required reading’ at a number of UK universities.
Belonging the Truth Behind the Headlines (2017) 89 mins. Behind the Headlines (2019) (53mins) Belonging received 9 film festival awards, including 3 Best Documentary Awards. It is available on Amazon Prime, and 10 other Video on Demand platforms around the globe.
Morag has an Honours Degree in Business Studies and after 15 years in the corporate sector as a commercial contracts manager, she decided to follow a long held dream of becoming a filmmaker and journalist. Masters Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (2005) from the London University of the Arts, where she is now an Associate Lecturer.
Livingstone Media works with a variety of very talented people to make films that bring stories of working conditions, poverty, low income and young peoples' mental health.
TUC Highly Recommended award for best campaign video Stay Safe - Get a Jab. 2022.
SME Greater London: Winner: Best Documentary Film Production Company 2018.
Award for Excellence in Investigative Journalism
Belonging The Truth Behind the Headlines (2017/8)
WINNER: Best Documentary Romford International Film Festival WINNER: Constuir Cine Special Jury Prize: The London Labour International Film Festival WINNER Best Documentary: Cardiff International Film Festival Shortlist: Best National Film: The London Labour International Film Festival Official Selection: The Wirral international Film Festival Official Selection: CSDocuFest (Stirling, Scotland) Official Selection: Market: Social World Film Festival (Italy) Official Selection: Constuir Cine, Argentina: International Documentary Official Selection: Workers Unite Film Festival New York, USA
World Bank, Winner: Tajikistan - Empowering Women through Microfinance (2012)
Best of the Web: Ken Kobre - Beautiful Noise (2007)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year semi-finalist – sponsored Veolia (2011 & 2007)
Deutsche Bank Pyramid Winner (2006)
Other Achievements: Directly changing the operations and decision making procedures of Transport for London on road safety – approved by the Mayor of London June 2010. Influencing government policy in Scotland, raising funds for not-for – profit organisations, raising awareness of political prisoners in Ethiopia (Released April 2008) Supporting young people through photography and writing in conjunction with art therapy to cope with mental health. (2010)