Press

The Foundation

“It is time for charities to step up and become commissioners themselves”
The Guardian
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“..finally they are breaking out and making incredible feature documentaries that win awards all over the world. The Brits are taking over.”
The Independent, 8th August 2008
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"Documentaries are a great way for brands to communicate what matters to them and what they stand for."
The Observer, 13th October 2008
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"The more you can prove the impact documentaries can have to [third sector] partners, the more will come on board."
Screen International, September 19th – 25th 2008
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"Jess Search, CEO of the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation has been instrumental in supporting the industry and championing new talent."
The Times T2, May 1st 2008
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The End of the Line Report

Guardian 18th February 2011 The End of the Line: How a film changed the way we eat fish Read the full article here
"We've all heard anecdotes of people who haven't stepped into a McDonald's since they saw Super Size Me, bu this report gives us hard evidence of the way film can impact a social issue."
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"Whatever the results of this report, the very fact of its being made is likely to have wider implications. As the report points out, film and TV documentaries are increasingly seen as an important way to communicate social issues and to influence change."
Alliance Magazine, Caroline Hartnell, 08 March 2011
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PUMA.Creative Awards

DOX Spring 2011 'Pitching Social Purpose Films PAGE_12:13_DOX_89.pdf

Dragonslayer

Los Angeles Times, March 17, 2011, Mark Olsen
"In many ways, the film takes its stylistic cues from the wild unpredictability and inexplicable wiggling grace of Sandoval's manic skating style."
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Afghan Star

Variety, 19th January 2009
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"Little-hyped films that could steal the Sundance spotlight"
hollywoodreporter.com, 13th January 2009
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The Observer, 23rd March 2008
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The End of the Line

‘The End of the Line uses the same lyrical underwater footage as nature documentaries, such as “The Blue Planet”. But rather than lulling the audience into a false sense that all is well in the oceans, it catches the viewer’s attention with meditative camerawork and lush, dramatic music and then reveals the inconvenient truth about the impact of over-fishing on the oceans.’
The Economist, 23rd January 2009
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The Yes Men Fix the World

“Pic's biggest laughs are generated not from the Yes Men's gags themselves but from the cutaway shots of audience members looking on with barely disguised shock or, even more disturbingly, unruffled acceptance."
Variety, 7th Febuary 2009
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Chosen

The Independent, Tom Sutcliffe, 1st October 2008
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The Times, Andrew Billen, 1st October, 2008
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The Independent on Sunday, 28th September, 2008
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“Well and away the most wonderful thing last night, easily the equal of John Freeman’s classic Face to Face series, was Chosen (More4)...I started watching reluctantly at 10pm and was still riveted by midnight. It is not a film I would advise you watch before trying to sleep...The slow, clammy realisation of what was happening crept up on you like a hole in your sole.”
The Guardian Review, 1st October 2008
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“A remarkable new documentary funded by the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation will paint a picture of Caldicott in the 1960s and early 1970s that will shock those who have only ever regarded it as an elite educational bastion in Buckinghamshire...”
The Times, 25th September 2008
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“There are some moments that you know will stay with you for the rest of your life.”
TES, 26th September 2008
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We Are Together

The List, Feb – March 2008
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Screen International
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"...one of this year’s most moving documentaries."
The Times, 6th March 2008
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"Extraordinary, uplifting...remarkable."
The Sunday Telegraph, 1st March 2008
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The Evening Standard, 6th March 2008
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Solitary Life Of Cranes

“One of the most absorbing documentaries of the year.”
The Observer, 27 July 2008
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How Is Your Fish Today?

"A genuinely intelligent, poignant, wryly comic and - despite the seeming limitations of the low budget and the digital-video format - cinematic film."
Time Out, 5-11 December 2007
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Talk to Me

“Moving and funny and beautifully constructed..”
The Guardian, 23rd May 2007
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Life After the Fall

“Rather than focusing on the daily violence in Iraq, Kasim Abid made a powerful statement by filming his family in Baghdad."
The Independent, 28th July 2008
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Sounds Like Teen Spirit… a Popumentary

“This irresistible crowdpleaser will be a sought-after fest item sure to score theatrical and broadcast sales in relevant EU countries and beyond.
Variety, 17th September 2007
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Here's Johnny

"Candidly chronicling his "horrible and brutal war"....this exemplary documentary is vividly illustrated with Hinklenton's own visceral art."
The Guardian, 17th Febuary 2009
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"Innovatively adopting the comic- book style that forms the subject of the film itself, the doc was the first to win two Grierson Awards in a single year.."
Time Out
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The Telegraph, 10th July 2008
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Black Gold

The Independent, 27th October 2006
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The Guardian, 26th October 2006
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"a documentary by two brothers..threatens to do for the multibillion- pound coffee industry what Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me did for fast food: shock consumers into thinking again about what they are buying."
The Times, 20th October 2006
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"A remarkable documentary…Black Gold has extraordinary power."
The Telegraph Magazine, 14th October 2006
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"The Francises are aces behind the camera."
Variety, February 23rd 2006
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The Guardian, 29th January 2007
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