David Sington is a British-born producer, screenwriter, director, author and journalist. He studied natural science at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1981. In 1983, had the opportunity to go to film school but instead, he started his career at the BBC World Service as a journalist. In 1987 he moved to television and thereafter produced 22 documentary films for the BBC. In 1999 he left BBC to form his own production company DOX Productions, Ltd. Since then he has made 17 films shown on the BBC, Channel 4, PBS in England, the US and in 22 other countries.