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August 14, 2013

Selling “Bastards”

I am delighted to let you know that I have signed a deal with Films Transit International. It should ensure that “Bastards” will reach viewers all over the world. Founded in 1982 by Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit International is one of the longest running, renowned and respected international sales agencies of quality documentaries with offices […]

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May 10, 2013

Debbie Wiseman on composing the score

As soon as I heard about Deborah’s film, I knew I wanted to compose the score. Deborah envisioned moving, uplifting music, with a northern African flavour, to follow the emotional, personal stories as they unfolded; and as I watched the rough cut I was immediately inspired to write a main theme for Rabha. Once I’d […]

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April 21, 2013

Making good progress

COMPLETING THE DOCUMENTARY Since the last update I’ve been busy editing the film, thanks to your help with funding. I’m looking forward to getting it out to audiences later in the year, first at film festivals and then on television around the world. I am in discussion with various companies about distribution and am beginning […]

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February 21, 2013

Logo new versions

Hello everyone. Thanks to your funding, I’ve been editing my rough cut and the film is looking strong. I am indebted to my two Executive Producers, Peter Grimsdale and Angela Holdsworth. If their wisdom and creativity could be bottled, it would make millionaires of them. I am also hugely grateful to Jeremy Mills at Lion […]

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January 19, 2013

Bastards Logo

your thoughts are welcome…

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January 13, 2013


May I ask for a few minutes of your time, to help me put together a talk about crowdfunding, which I’m giving at Cardiff University? It’s to PhD journalism students on 31 January at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Could you answer the following six questions please, emailing me by 28 […]

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January 10, 2013


Happy new year! Thank you once more for your donation. You can expect to get your rewards (unless you didn’t ask for any) over the next few months. I’m creating a Bastards web page where your name will be listed as one of the magnificent people who backed the project. Thanks to my son Nathaniel […]

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December 31, 2012

Mission accomplished!

Thank you. Merci. Shukran. The goal has been achieved. Thank you for your generosity and humanity. Support has come from around the world from my family and friends, fellow documentary makers and broadcasters, and people I have never met or heard of, from all walks of life, from America to Australia to Afghanistan ….. women […]

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December 29, 2012

44 hours to go

A huge trumpet fanfare of thanks to all you generous decent good people, 185 of you all over the world, some complete strangers, some my oldest friends, and some of you the most talented programme makers and actors in the UK. We are so very nearly there, at £9356. I can’t thank you enough. (See […]

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December 24, 2012

For those who speak Arabic An article in the Moroccan online newspaper Hespress

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