From the makers of multiple BAFTA nominated 'McCullin' ... The Weinstein Company & Dartmouth Films present
Jacqui Morris & David Morris
Brother and sister directing team, David and Jacqui Morris, worked in advertising before going into the film business. Their first work was a feature-length gay-themed romantic comedy called Mr. Right, which showed on the opening nights at New York, Miami, San Francisco, Melbourne and Berlin gay film festivals. It was then sold to US Channel VH1.In 2011, they started work on McCullin, a life of Don McCullin, the internationally acclaimed war photographer. The resulting documentary received two BAFTA nominations - Best Newcomers and Best Documentary. In 2013 the film had a two month theatrical release, before being broadcast on the BBC's prestigious Imagine slot. In November 2015 McCullin commenced a week-long run at New York's Museum of Modern Art, for which it received very good reviews.
On the strength of McCullin, the iconic British newspaper editor, Sir Harold Evans, entrusted the pair to document his eventful life. The resulting work, Attacking the Devil Harold Evans and the last Nazi War Crime, won the jury prize at the Sheffield Doc/Fest. It is to be released in the UK early in 2016. This film has been acquired by The Weinstein Company, who have also bought the rights to turn the story into a movie. Currently, they are working on a feature-length documentary about Rudolf Nureyev, which is expected to be finished by spring 2016. This project has the backing of the Nureyev Foundation, who are fully supportive of the innovative approach the directors are taking to show the genius of the dancer.
Dartmouth Films are pioneers in Britain of independent documentaries – finding new ways of funding, making and distributing films which have impact. We work with a wide range of directors helping to raise money for their films from foundations, private investors, philanthropists, film funds, broadcasters, distributors and through crowd funding appeals.
We work with cinemas, broadcasters, online providers and civil society and community groups to get their films seen. And we provide editorial and line producing support to make sure the films are made. Sometimes we are with a film from the beginning, sometimes we join as it gets into production and sometimes we only get involved when it is ready to be released. We enjoy supporting new and emerging directors and working in partnership with other companies.