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Chris Shepherd’s groundbreaking Bafta-nominated short film gets a sequel

We have just picture locked on Johnno’s Dead, a sequel to animation director Chris Shepherd‘s multi-award winning short film Dad’s Dead (2002). In this sinister yet darkly comic follow-up set […]

June 3, 2016
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The Witching Hour Wins The Rising Star Award in Canada

The Witching Hour has won the Rising Star Award in Vancouver at the Canada International Film Festival. Popular Finnish actors Niina Koponen and Pyry Nikkilä play the leads in this […]

April 11, 2016

Virunga among The Observer’s must-see documentaries

Recently The Guardian group’s Sunday newspaper The Observer asked influential documentary filmmakers to select their must-see documentaries of all time. This list of 50 documentary films includes some of the […]

March 29, 2016
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2016 Doc Impact Awards Honour Virunga

The five winners of the 2016 Doc Impact Awards have been announced. Together with Virunga, the prestigious accolade was awarded to Chasing Ice, CitizenFour, Food Chains and Miners Shot Down. […]

March 1, 2016
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February Awards and Festival News Round-up

The first two months of 2016 have seen a busy start for the year on the festivals and awards front. Michelle Coomber’s documentary about Margaret Thatcher’s reign and lasting impact […]

February 14, 2016
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Christmas Comes Early: 4 Films Win 6 Awards

The past month turned out to be an exciting one on the awards circuit with four projects I edited winning a total of six awards between them. Orlando von Einsiedel’s […]

November 29, 2015
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October News: Emmy Award Win, Television and Festival Premieres

The last few months have seen a hive of activity with Virunga winning an Emmy Award and a number of other films hitting festivals across the globe. The annual Primetime […]

October 4, 2015
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Two Primetime Emmy nominations for Virunga

The nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards have been announced with Virunga receiving two nods, one for Outstanding Documentary and the other for Outstanding Cinematography. The Emmys continue a fantastic […]

July 20, 2015
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Drama News: French premiere, BBC launch and a best short film award!

○ ○ ○ The Witching Hour, a short film I wrote and directed for the Finnish national broadcaster Yle, had its French festival premiere at the 38th Grenoble Short Film […]

July 18, 2015
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Virunga bags a Peabody Award

Virunga continues its awards haul at the 74th Peabody Awards in New York City. Apart from being a wonderful acknowledgment of the filmmakers’ achievements, this prestigious honour helps to keep […]

June 3, 2015
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