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Journey & truth

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Journey & truth

Keep the dream alive

Incredibly, it has now been five years since I left full-time work to pursue 'The Human, Earth Project'. It was five years ago this week that I received my final paycheck.  At the time, I imagined the project would unfold in a very predictable way. I'd spend six...

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Talking ’bout a revolution

It's a time of great change behind the scenes here at 'The Human, Earth Project', and I'm excited to share some really big news with you today.  Six months ago, I called for volunteers to help me promote the project. That call was answered by Melissa Adams, Katie...

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Things left unsaid

I have some very exciting news for you today - but first, I want to answer the question on everyone's lips.  In recent months, many of you have been asking what's happening with our feature documentary, 'Sisters For Sale'. Perhaps you saw my blog posts last August and...

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Better together

I'm very pleased to announce a new partnership between 'The Human, Earth Project' and GoPhilanthropic, a fantastic US-based organisation involved in raising awareness and funds for charitable organisations around the globe.  This is the first of several partnerships I...

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We The People

I've been quiet lately, but there's been a lot happening behind the scenes here with 'The Human, Earth Project'. Poster competition Last month I announced a little competition to win the first-ever print of either the "mother's love" or "sunset glow" poster design. To...

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Don’t Stop Believing

This is the most fascinating moment in the last several years of my work on 'The Human, Earth Project'. There are really exciting things now happening behind the scenes; some I've spoken about previously, and some I've only hinted at. Five years ago, when it began,...

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Eyes on the prize

Last week I asked for your opinion on the four 'Sisters For Sale' poster designs, and which one you would choose. In the past three days, over 100 people have responded: some with a simple vote, others with a thoughtful analysis of the designs, and I want to thank you...

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For real

Today I have a little surprise, a special prize, and a question for you. Over the past nine months, I've shared two very different poster designs for our feature documentary, 'Sisters For Sale'. The first - the cinematic poster - shows a desperate yet defiant young...

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Darker than blue

Last month I unveiled a brand new 'Sisters For Sale' poster design, and offered the first ever print to whoever could decipher its meaning. The design was shared via my blog, the front page of Imgur, and (thanks to our amazing promotion team of Melissa Adams, Katie...

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Introducing the band

It's hard to overstate the impact a strong piece of music can have in a film. The right music provides an audience with a guide to help navigate the emotional complexities of a story. The repetition, combination and variation of particular melodies and instruments...

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The colour and the shape

Last July, I shared a cinematic poster I'd designed for our feature documentary, 'Sisters For Sale', together with an explanation of what it meant to me. The response was so positive I shared it a few days later on Imgur, where it quickly became one of their Most...

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Five years

There are two very different styles of mountain-climbing. The first is expedition style: using a larger team to establish a series of base camps at increasing altitudes, with enough supplies and equipment for a safe and steady ascent. The second is alpine style:...

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In the light

'Sisters For Sale' is a unique story, with a unique power to shine a light onto the dark realities of human trafficking. Most people are now aware of human trafficking - yet the trafficking stories we are told are often impersonal, inaccessible, and oversimplified....

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Balance

'Sisters For Sale' is a rather unusual documentary, following an extraordinary story through some very strange events. After filming the documentary, it took me a long time to begin processing the experience, and to start making sense of those events - particularly...

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Good feeling

Two months ago, I was taking a city bus through an area that had been hit hard by the economic crises of the past decade. There was an old man in the centre section of the bus, near the back doors. Instead of a walker, he had a little old wooden table on wheels to...

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Into the labyrinth

It's been 18.5 years since I first became professionally involved in filmmaking. I've spent a great deal of time working with technical aspects of filmmaking - scripting, filming, editing, etc. - but these things are behind me now. Everything beyond this point is...

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