Love and Drugs on the Street: Girls Sleeping Rough

Broadcaster: BBC Three
Production: Films of Record
Editor: Aldo Paternostro

Eye-opening stories of the daily lives of women sleeping rough on Brighton’s streets. | Watch

Aldo Paternostro edited all episodes: “It’s been an eye-opening experience to edit both series. Due to the rough and ready nature of the material, the main challenge was to look for recurring themes for each episode, based on rushes that were sometimes chaotic. Hats off to director George Evans for getting access to some very tricky contributors. When I began working on the first series there was little idea of how to structure each episode. It’s been great to work with exec producer Katie Buchanen to craft a format that has allowed us to carry each individual story without becoming sensationalist. With filming still running during post-production, my main goal was not to loose sight of the small moments of humour and kindness hidden under the rawness of people that have been dealt a pretty tough hand in life. It was quite a surprise to find out that series 2 was commissioned. Now it seems that a third series was ordered, with a fourth one possibly in the works. It’s good to know that all the hard work paid off.”