FINDING FAMILY SCOOPS TWO SCOTTISH BAFTAS

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland has announced the winners of the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow’s The Arches. Hosted by Muriel Gray for the third year running, the event honoured new work made by students and emerging practitioners, highlighting the bright future of Scottish film, television and games. Read more

GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS FOR “FINDING FAMILY ”AT THE 11th BHFF™ FILM FESTIVAL

New York City, May 2014 - "Finding Family" a documentary film by Chris Leslie and Oggi Tomić;  "An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker," a feature film directed by Danis Tanović; and "Mum," a short fiction film directed by Ado Hasanović, won Golden Apple awards at the eleventh annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival, held May 1-3 at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Read more

11th BHFF™ FILM FESTIVAL

New York City, May 2014 - Opening Night of the Eleventh Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival was a great success! The festival will continue through Saturday, May 3rd, at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Having its New York premiere at the festival will be Chris Leslie’s and Oggi Tomić’s “Finding Family”. Read more

The Telegraph on Finding Family Documentary

''We can't hear the voices of Syrian children, so listen to the story of a child of Sarajevo'' written by Mic Wright from The Telegraph is amongst many other stories published by media across Europe and Great Britain on Finding Family, a feature length documentary which also premiered at 19th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) on 18th August 2013. Read more

Finding Family Documentary

In June 2012 I travelled to Sarajevo to start an upcoming documentary ”Finding Family” (working title) with fellow filmmaker and a good friend,  Chris Leslie who in 1997 set up and ran photography projects for kids in the local orphanage. The project ran for 4 years as he returned every summer for 3 or 4 months to replenish the project and run classes.  Read more

Inspiring Documentaries for Photographers

I have just finished watching a very inspiring documentary on James Nachtwey, ''War Photographer'' and thought to share a few other films which I find very inspiring.  Here is the ultimate list of documentaries for photographers!  I've only added films I managed to watch.   Read more

Important, Powerful, and Inspiring Films You Should See

Below is a small list of films that have made an impact on me as a filmmaker and photographer. As you will notice, it  is short list because there are so many movies out there that it would probably take weeks to decide which ones to publish an article about.   its hard to pick and chose but these are some of my favourites and highly recommended.   Read more

Finding Family at 8th Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb

Our feature, double BHFFNYC and BAFTA award-winning documentary, ”Finding Family” premiered at this year’s Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb which was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List.  Festival symbolically started with a video message and greeting by Stephen Spielberg in which he addressed President of the festival Mr Bruno Lusting and film festival guests. Read more

Comparison between DSLR’s

As a Cambridge-based filmmaker, photographer and DSLR video-shooter myself, I was was asked recently on several occasions what camera to choose as an upgrade from i.e. 5D Mark II or 7D or wether to buy a newly released Canon 6D and not 5D Mark III.  In this article there are direct comparisons between all these cameras Read more

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