Exciting new projects launching!
Take a peek at our upcoming projects. You can keep up with our latest developments in the "News" section of this website:
VOICES FROM ISOLATION:
Voices From Isolation is Sonita Gale's directorial debut. This documentary reveals the vast social and economic inequalities in our system that have been exposed by the pandemic. The film focuses on the UK, but brings out themes that resonate around the world. It will take a wide-ranging view of the deep-rooted issues we face in our society, weaving together topics that include migration, race inequality, and economic inequality, and tells a comprehensive story about how we got where we are today, and where we are going.
We have ground-breaking access to a range of contributors, including officials within the UK government and individuals who’ve been victims of racial profiling by the police. We will also look at victims of the Windrush scandal, which saw people who had lived in the UK for fifty years deported back to the Caribbean as part of the government’s ‘hostile environment’ migration policies, and migrants with ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ on their papers - meaning they can’t claim any government support - a precarious situation highlighted by the pandemic. These are just some of the threads we will follow that will reveal how inequality is structurally ingrained in our society, and the impact it has on everyday people. But ultimately, this film will be a story about solutions to the issues we face today.
With Executive Producers Shekhar Kapur, AR Rahman and Samir Bangara, we are making a feature-length, verité musical documentary. DHARAVI is a documentary about the burgeoning hip hop movement taking place in and around the bylanes of Mumbai’s largest slum.
The film is being directed by Smriti Mundhra - one of DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40 Filmmakers to Watch – and Jerry Henry, recipient of the Director’s Guild of America Student Award and the Gordon Parks Emerging African American Filmmaker Award.
Smriti's last film, A Suitable Girl, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews (she won the Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director) and has been developed into a spin off show in production with Netflix. Meanwhile her latest short - St. Louis Superman - won the Best Short award at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, was in competition at Tribeca 2019, and was recently at HotDocs 2019: a terrific run which culminated in an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short.
Smriti has worked in a close creative capacity with her DOP Jerry Henry for the past few years (including St. Louis Superman), and has chosen to co-direct this project with him. Jerry's cinematography projects include work on Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop, the Peabody Award winning American Revolutionary by director Grace Lee, the HBO series The Defiant Ones, and The Rachel Divide, which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and can be seen on Netflix. In 2018, Def Jam Recordings hired him to direct and shoot the documentary Stay Dangerous (to coincide with the release of an album by Def Jam Artist YG).
THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD:
Following on from our successful documentary Andrew Carnegie: Rags to Riches, Power to Peace, we’re delighted to announce David Nasaw's fascinating 2006 biography of the millionaire philanthropist will form the basis of our upcoming drama. Golden Globe-winning actor Brian Cox is in the lead.
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