7 x 6 Part Series - Al Jazeera

Earthrise

We champion the individuals and grassroots initiatives exploring solutions to the environmental challenges we face today.

Watch Season 7 of the multi award winning show here: Al Jazeera

The North Face

The Power in Me

Agency Factory Labs asked us to make 3 ‘micro movies’ about The North Face sponsored athletes that embrace the mantra ‘Never Stop Exploring’. It took us to the Himalayas, the Alps, the Pyrenees and a patch of Suburban greenery just passed the M25.

Al Jazeera

From Africa’s Palms

Nidhi Dutt investigates the mirky business of palm oil in Cameroon.

Dir: Hugh Hartford

Al Jazeera +

How to Rob a Bank

Set against major economic collapse Nuria Guell  teams up with a convicted bank robber and through a series of prison visits draws up plans to rob the central bank of Spain.

Sky

Tour Fever

Agency Antidote asked us to make a series of docs about cycling fans in Yorkshire preparing for the Tour de France as part of their campaign for Team Sky. In the words of the bunting department at Harrogate Council  “They went viral”.

Film 4, Channel 4, PBS, NHK, NRK, SVT, SBS

Ping Pong

“An unabashed crowd-pleaser bouncing between sweetly satirical and sincerely moving” 

                   Total Film ****

Downloads and digital rental available here: pingpongfilm.net
Dir: Hugh Hartford & Anson Hartford

The Runners

With nothing but our own two legs moving us, we begin to get a vague, tingling sense of who, or what, we really are.

Dir: Matan Rochlitz & Ivo Gormley

Al Jazeera

Angola: Birth of a Movement

Arrested, harassed, beaten but still as noisy as ever – Ana de Sousa’s film shows how the Angolan youth refuse to be silenced.

Dir: Ana de Sousa

BBC 4, Sky Arts

James Ravilious

One of Britain’s greatest  postwar documentary photographers, Ravilious dedicated his art to a rural English world in steady decline.

Narrated by Alan Bennett and Co-Produced by Peter West.
Dir: Anson Hartford

How We Live

On the front lines of energy projects across Europe, Horvath explores how our emotional and physical geographies are changed by the way we generate power.

Dir: Meghan Horvath

Al Jazeera

The Circus Children

For decades, Nepali children, mostly girls, have been sought by Indian circuses for their fair skin and beauty.  Neal follows an extraordinary Nepali rescue team as they head to India to raid a large Indian circus, suspected of using child performers.

Dir: Sky Neal

Beads On One String

A metaphysical road movie where 50 folk from different faiths crammed into a bus and took off around India’s sacred sites. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they got more than they bargained for. There was a Buddhist student who climbed a mountain to ‘find himself’ only to realise that that pinkish smudge in the middle of everywhere he looked was in fact the tip of his nose.
Dir: Sevn Mcauley

Channel 4, Yes TV, TVNZ, ERT Greece, NHK

Us Now

A film about the power of mass collaboration, the government and the Internet. Screened in cinemas and festivals worldwide – including the U.N and The Hague. First TV broadcast C4’s ‘True Stories’
Dir: Ivo Gormley

 

Al Jazeera

Broken Covenant

When Stuart Griffiths left the army he found himself homeless. He is now an acclaimed documentary photographer. We join Stuart on his latest, most biographical work to date, his subject – the treatment of soldiers on ‘civi street’.

Dir: Anson Hartford

Al Jazeera

Beppe’s Blog

Beppe’s Blog is the story of a primetime comedian come blogger Beppe Grillo who is giving a voice to millions of Italians and a headache to thousands of Italian politicians. Dir: Anson Hartford

National Geographic

Short Man of the Forest

Primatologist Murray Collins goes in search of the Orang Pendek, a new species of bipedal great ape found in the highland jungles of Sumatra.

Dir: Hugh Hartford

Piecing Together Rwanda’s Past

Historians re-imagine Rwanda’s pre-colonial past using archaeological evidence. Premiered at the Rwanda Film Festival 2008 and toured across Rwanda in an inflatable cinema. The film is now on show in the National Museum in Butare.
Dir: Hugh Hartford

History is a Teacher

In some towns in Bosnia schools are deliberately divided down ethnic lines. In the same building, Croat kids are taught in separate classrooms to Muslims. Schools teach history from different national curriculums, providing differing views of the past. History is a Teacher explores the importance of history in shaping national identity.

Dir: Hugh Hartford

Olive

Olive lives by herself without water or electricity. Her way of life does not greatly differ from that of her grandfather’s (at the beginning of the 20th century), but Olive still has to deal with the Ministry of Agriculture who are coming to test her cattle. Through careful observation, humour and sensitivity, this short doc shatters the illusion of idyllic rural life in North Devon.
Dir: Anson Hartford

4 x 6 Part Series - Al Jazeera

The Cure

Doctors travel to the frontiers of world health to find innovations in tech or meet the amazing people bringing medicine to the most remote parts of the planet.

 

One World Media, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Al Jazeera

The Weatherman

A candid Kenyan love story that examines our relationship with the changing climate.

In Production.

 

Dir: Julia Dahr

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