Michael Hewitt and Dermot Lavery are co-founders of the Belfast-based production company DoubleBand Films. In addition to LOST LIVES (2019), as joint writers/producers/directors, their productions include the critically acclaimed and award-winning feature documentary ROAD (2014), produced for the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen and narrated by Liam Neeson. Michael and Dermot have produced a wide range of documentaries for broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, TG4 and RTÉ. Their recent credits include the feature documentary Seamus Heaney and the music of what happens (2019) for BBC NI, BBC Arts and Northern Ireland Screen and a documentary with Mark Cousins for Channel 4 and NI Screen, 50 Years of the Troubles: a Journey Through Film (2019). As documentary filmmakers Lavery and Hewitt are committed to the principle of true stories well told – and firm believers that fact is often stranger than fiction.