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Black Panther: Wakanda is so real

There have been many excellent reviews of Black Panther, each one with its own take on why this film is so important. This is mine. The long-awaited nearly all black cast, who are neither servants nor slaves, is one of the most enlightened virtues of Black Panther, but there is much more. This major studio […]

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Life and Death

At our film pitch workshop recently Mark Playne explained how he addresses big topics in his films, without getting preachy, by looking for a larger over-arching idea or event. In Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) Shubhashish Bhutiani brilliantly subsumes the subject of death in the over-arching theme of Life. The script, written by the now 26 […]

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Messengers of Hope

I was at a conference the other day getting ready to speak about the I Will Tell Film Festival when I heard a loud thud behind me. At first I thought it was the microphone but when I turned around I saw feathers flying – a pigeon had tried to get into the hall without […]

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It’s Time …

It’s Tme … If there is a single theme that comes out of all the films this year, it would be this, it’s time … 13TH tells us it’s time to wake up and stand up for justice THE EXTROVERT tells us it’s time to take stock of what it really means to be alive […]

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A Good Pitch

There are plenty of good guidelines about how to pitch your film. They are excellent for helping you to understand story structure and pitching etiquette. But this one is slightly different. This is about how to focus on pitching your true story and not the story you think other people want to hear. 5 TOP […]

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Do You See Me Now?

Our Guest Post this week from Natasha Pacheco-Ali is this beautiful poem, which speaks powerfully about the women (and men) we love, honour and admire at I Will Tell. You look at me from far away Thinking you “see” me but what would you say? If you knew the exterior tells so much less Of what […]

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The Birth of A Nation

The Birth of A Nation (TBOAN) is a powerful and hard-hitting film that will be tough to watch, but the benefits to be gained far outweigh the temporary discomfort. We are only free if we are all free. Nate Parker boldly reclaims the title used in DW Griffiths’ racist 1915 version of a film by […]

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For A Time Such As This …

The story of Queen Esther has inspired men and women alike for years. Here she was: a little girl, orphaned and, it seemed, powerless. But she did one thing that changed her own life and that of her countrymen and now millions, perhaps billions of people around the world. When her nation was in deep […]

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How to publish a book without having to write one!

Kickstarter provides the space for us to develop a community that helps us accomplish together what none of us could have done by ourselves. This month it kick-started a brand new revolution in the inspirational for a project that proves that the purpose of getting other people involved is not only about the money. The […]

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