Documentary: Fake News Fairytale


FAKE NEWS FAIRYTALE takes us to the unlikely epicentre of fake news: Veles, Macedonia. In Veles, since the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, teenagers have been creating fake news stories that generate thousands of hits on social media. These young entrepreneurs have made money off of advertising revenue generated from their fake stories going viral, introducing a ‘digital gold rush’ to Veles. 

Official Selection Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

Director - Kate Stonehill
Producer - Kate Stonehill, Samir Ljuma, Jimmy Campbell Smith
Production Manager - Alexandra McArdle
Editor - Conor Meechan
Cinematography - Ronnie McQuillan, Kate Stonehill
Composer - Pablo Scopinaro
Sound Recordist - Alex Collin
Colourist/Online Editor - Hugh Howlett
Sound Designer - Odinn Ingibergsson