Good Hope

A feature-length documentary focusing on South Africa's future.


South Africa is a country of huge possibilities. 


It is also a country with immense problems: economic and social inequality, high youth unemployment, a lack of adequate housing, crises in health, sanitation, power, education, crime, and corruption.


The country’s potential is being eclipsed by this negativity, which does not reflect the true or full picture.  The future lies in the hands of the younger generation, those born after apartheid, who are doing extraordinary things to tackle the country's problems.


This project will introduce you to many of them.


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Madmen meets Downton Abbey: A new long-running TV series. 

Adapted from Fiona MacCarthy’s acclaimed book, Last Curtsey, DEBS follows the lives of four friends from their ‘coming out’ rites in 1958 to adulthood in the emancipated world of ‘60s London. The series charts the women’s interconnected lives over a ten year period: from the last presentations to the Queen and the debutante season that followed, to the revolutionary, anti-establishment prism of sex, drugs, fashion and rock and roll, dramatising the breakdown of the class system and women’s lib. DEBS will counterpoint the hide-bound late 50s with the world of swinging ‘60s London, just as Downton Abbey has given the world access to high society at another time and place, and Mad Men has brilliantly illuminated advertising in New York across the same era. 

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HD, various durations, UK


A series of promotional ads for the UK tourist board, featuring internationally recognised personalities enthusing about British arts, culture, heritage, food and fashion. Features Dame Judi Dench (Hever Castle), Rupert Everett (Garrick/West End Theatre), Dev Patel (Leicester Square), Jamie Oliver (British Food) and Twiggy (Fashion/Carnaby Street). Matt Smith discusses filming Dr. Who in Cardiff and the rising young star of Tamara Drew, The Three Musketeers and The Hobbit, Luke Evans, talks about growing up in Wales.


Next up: Sports personalities Colin Montgomerie (golf/Scotland), Boris Becker, (Wimbledon) and Lennox Lewis (Olympics).


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