Shadows and Light is a new, unique event that brings filmmakers together for a lot of learning and a little bit of fun. Co-founded by Philip Bloom, Shadows and Light responds to the need in the UK and wider Europe for an event that can bring together our growing community of one-man-band filmmakers and small productions companies.
You never stop learning and education is essential in improving your filmmaking ability. This is a unique chance to work with experienced professionals in the industry, to meet & work with like-minded, similarly experienced people as yourself in 3 days of practical filmmaking learning in a fantastic country house location just outside of London.
Documentary film “Sarajevo Roses” will be premiered at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF). Roger Richards, director from the USA, has completed the film in cooperation with the Cambridge based filmmaker, producer and director Oggi Tomic.
The UK's secession from the EU will have far-reaching consequences, some of which will inevitably impact the movies. Just a month ago, British filmmaker Ken Loach's Cannes premiere (and Palme d'Or winner) served as a sobering augury. I, Daniel Blakedepicts a United Kingdom beset by poverty, unemployment, and defunct social services. Its disenfranchised working class—though skilled, capable, and experienced—is unable to maintain the basic rights to life, let alone secure a living wage. The titular character pursues every option available to him, only to find himself caught in the snares of long lines and red tape that appear all but designed to cast him out to the streets.
Recently completed fundraising film for Cambridge and London based chain of boutique yoga & fitness hybrid studios ETHOS, combining health, science and technology. Filming, producing and editing the film to the highest standards helped them reach out to investors towards their business expansion into London Spitafields and raising £1m within one month.
Written by Helen Rumbelow and published in The Times nationwide. Meeting Oggi Tomic, Cambridge and London based filmmaker, makes you wonder about what is ordinary and what is extraordinary. “I always wanted to be extraordinary, to be different,” he says of his boyhood. And here he is, in his nice flat in Cambridge with a lovely wife and a good job; shaking his head and saying, “Oh, my God” in mock despair when my request for decaf coffee has him rummaging in a cupboard. It is an ordinary scene in middle England. He is, however, exactly what he wanted to be: totally, staggeringly extraordinary.
It was a pleasure to be invited by the BBC World Service and talk about ''Finding Family'' documentary. From the BBC: Oggi Tomic, Cambridge filmmaker and cameraman, was abandoned by his mother at birth and grew up in orphanages in Bosnia. He ended up in Sarajevo at the height of the siege of the early 1990s.
Twenty-nine years ago, amid the ruins of a country torn apart by a brutal and bloody war, Oggi Tomic took his first breath. Born with water on the brain and left abandoned by his mother in the delivery room, Oggi didn’t exactly get the best start in life. In and out of orphanages for much of his childhood; the 29-year-old would face near-starvation, shelling and unimaginable suffering almost daily.
A feature documentary I made with Chris Leslie, ''Finding Family'' has been officially accepted at ''The Sindh International Film Festival'' which is being held on 10-11th February 2014 in Pakistan, Karachi as part of the wider Sindh Festival which has been set up to celebrate Pakistan’s heritage and culture.