CROWD-FUNDED DOCUMENTARY, ANOTHER NEWS STORY, TO BE LAUNCHED IN SPRING
2 November 2016
A crowd-funded documentary following journalists and refugees amid the biggest news storm in a decade will be launched in March 2017. The film goes behind the cameras of one of the most controversial and important stories of our time. Set during the most turbulent months of the current refugee crisis, it follows the journalists tasked with reporting it and the refugees caught up in it.
The film is shot over two months and across 9 countries – from the beaches of Lesvos, Greece to northern Europe.
Elmbridge CAN volunteer, Verity Wislocki, is producing the film. She explains how she became involved:
“I was running a crowd-funding campaign for a short comedy film when I saw the original funding campaign for Another News Story and contributed some money. I had been following the refugee crisis and it was something I felt very passionately about.
Orban Wallace, the Director, looked at my film experience and contacted me to see if I could help. I eventually came on board as the Producer.
I feel it’s an important documentary. The way the media portray and report on the refugee crisis has had a very marked effect on the public and politicians’ response to it. This has wider implications for our society. Another News Story encourages viewers to turn the lens on themselves and ask, “What would I do if I was in their shoes?” We question whether the news cycle has turned us into voyeurs and made the lives of those going through a traumatic journey into a spectacle.”
The film is due for completion in March 2017. It will be screened at film festivals, Universities, private screenings and events. And the team will look for UK and European broadcast deals.
Find out more about the film and how you can be at the first screening.
Images: Another News Story / Orban Wallace