Category: Film

26th August 2016 – YouTube, my Cambridge Union debate

Here is the video of me debating in January at the Cambridge Union for the proposition that the media’s reporting is detrimental to Humanitarian crises around the world. Other speakers were Dame Barbara Stocking, former Chief Executive of Oxfam; Richard Spencer, the Middle East Editor for the Daily Telegraph; Francesca Ebel, a freelance journalist with a focus on Russian and… Read more →

7th May 2014 – Qatar University Conference

[BROKEN] See above for the video of the packed out Glasgow launch of Bad News for Refugees! Please feel free to share it and comment! I’m just back from Qatar, the conference at Qatar University went really well, really diverse range of speakers and an impressive programme. So many interesting presentations, it was wonderful to be able to present there… Read more →

16th February 2014

Here’s some of the media accompanying our short film Sumaglla as it premiers at the  Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia 😀 You can check out the film’s page on IMDb where I am credited as author and part of the cast, and it also has a facebook page. Read more →

12th February 2014

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! The talented filmmaker Sally Richards and I are doing happy dances!!! We have just found out our short art film Sumaglla made when we were in Ecuador has beaten away the opposition (at least 700 were rejected) and won a place at Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia!!! It will be premiering there as follows:  In a drop in… Read more →

5th February 2014

Some wonderful news today… I have been accepted to present a paper at the Conference CFP ‘Media and Crises: The Art of Manipulation and Propaganda’ – in Doha so I will be off to that at the end of April! 😀 Also, in the next week or so, I am going to be speaking at a couple of upcoming events about… Read more →

18th January 2014

Happy New Year everyone! I just learned some great news! The short film Sumaggla by Sally Richards which I conributed to has been shortlisted at the Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia! We’ve made it through the first 2 rounds of selections… Really hope we get through to the festival! Wonder what other excitements this year has in store… Read more →

28th October 2013

Wow, so excited… last year I had the pleasure of helping filmmaker Sally Richards make a short art film set in the decaying beauty of a historic colonial family home in Cuenca, Ecuador. The film shows glimpses of European colonial decadence revealed and obscured by fragmented and personal narrative, for me, these are uneasy hauntings of times we’d rather forget. I worked on some writing and… Read more →

10th September 2013

I am now in Sheffield and settling into my new job as Lecturer in Journalism Studies. Very happy indeed to be in such a great department. AND… Very excited today to discover that the awesome filmmaker Sally Richards has finished editing the film we made together in the Sumaglia Family’s historic home in Cuenca, Ecuador…. I CAN’T WAIT to see it!!! I shall… Read more →

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