In The Press

‘Bobi Wine: Ghetto President’: Venice Review


Source: screendaily

Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has become the face of change in Uganda, the charismatic pop star-turned-politician the embodiment of hope in a country ruled by a brutal dictatorship. Christopher Sharp and Moses Bwayo’s documentary snapshot Bobi Wine: Ghetto President is as gripping as any thriller but without the tidy, uplifting resolution that real life rarely provides. This emotional, thought-provoking work should travel extensively, attracting interest from festivals, streamers and documentary channels.

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Venice: National Geographic Takes ‘Bobi Wine’ Worldwide


Source: hollywoodreporter

National Geographic snatched up Bobi Wine: Ghetto President after its world premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival and ahead of its US bow at Telluride today. Wine, who was in Venice to promote the film, will be at the US premiere as well, and will give a live musical performance in the center of town on Sunday night.

National Geographic plans to tour Bobi Wine: Ghetto President across global festivals throughout the rest of the year and release it in theaters in 2023.

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BOBI WINE: GHETTO PRESIDENT


Source: Biennale Cinema 2022

This observational documentary film follows Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie. Bobi rises from the ghetto slums of Kampala to one of the country’s most loved superstars. His musical talent lifts him and emboldens millions of previously voiceless people. Bobi uses his music for activism, then becomes an Independent Member of Parliament to stand to defend the rights of his people, the ghetto people. Bobi’s wife, Barbie, by standing with him, plunges her own life into uncertainty

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Cymande film premiere @ SXSW


Source: unseenfilms.net

"Finding films like GETTING IT BACK: THE STORY OF CYMANDE are why I go to festivals. Its the reason I shy away from the big films and root around in the films that are not the ones that everyone instantly graviates toward. Its the sort of film that I love to find and push at people who don't want to see it until they are broken and they give in and watch it. I then like to watch their reaction as their eyes go wide and they go "oh crap, that was great! Why aren't more people talking about it?""

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postPerspective Interview with George


Source: postperspective.com

"Veteran re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor George Foulgham has a rich history in creating soundscapes for documentaries. In fact, before starting his own studio, GF Soundscapes, this year, he ran the feature documentary audio department at London-based post production house Molinare for almost 20 years."

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EIGHTH ANNUAL AMPS AWARDS


Source / Photo: AMPS

For the first time in two years, The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS) was able to honour its annual awards winners at a physical ceremony which was held on Sunday 12th September at The University of Greenwich. “The Queen’s Gambit” scooped the Excellence in Sound for a Television Drama accolade and “Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott and his World- Famous Jazz Club” received Excellence in Sound for a Factual Film.

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The winning sound talent line-up from “Ronnie: Ronnie Scott and his World-Famous Jazz Club” includes, Claire Ellis, George Foulgham, Andrew Hewitson, Alastair Sirkett.

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George Foulgham launches audio post company


Source: Broadcast

BAFTA-winning re-recording artist George Foulgham has launched a boutique venture, George Foulgham Soundscapes.

An audio post-production company, GF Soundscapes aims to provide support for film & tv productions - both documentary and drama - from concept to the final mix.

It wants to deliver a holistic approach, joining projects as early as the treatment stage, through to filming rough cuts, and the final mix, with the desire to streamline the service and avoid common problems found in post-production.

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Testimonials

Black Sheep | Tell Me Who I Am


Nominee
Black Sheep – Oscar
Nominee
Tell Me Who I Am – Grierson


"I have had the privilege to work with George on many projects over the years - including TELL ME WHO I AM and BLACK SHEEP - and the collaboration is always one of the highlights of the entire filmmaking process for me. I have always felt immensely privileged to be in such safe and talented hands.

George combines an acute sensitivity for what the sound mix can and should do with a genuine willingness to take creative risks. Despite arguably having mixed more feature documentaries than anyone else in the world (!), I always feel as though George approaches each and every new project with the same excitement and respect, and his unparalleled experience has saved me from myself on many occasions. On TELL ME WHO I AM specifically, George handled the balance of music and effects with huge care given the sensitivities involved in the story, and his use of total silence at several points in the film really felt like we were pushing the boundaries of what a traditional documentary sound mix can offer."


Ed Perkins

Director

TRAWLERMEN


Winner
BAFTA TV Craft Factual Sound Award 2010
Nominee
BAFTA TV Craft Factual Sound Award 2008


"George is hands down one of the best in the business. Working with him is a creative joy and I always feel like I am in very safe hands. The White Helmets was a challenging mix due to the combination of multiple recording formats and sound qualities. George pulled everything together to create a beautifully textured soundscape that was cinematic and yet remained true to the realities on the ground in Syria and Turkey."


BILL LYONS

Executive Producer
Documentaries & Features BBC Birmingham

MICHAEL PALIN’S NEW EUROPE


Himalaya with Michael Palin
Sahara with Michael Palin


"In choosing a dubbing mixer George is always top of my list and has been so for the last twenty years. George is his own sternest critic. To achieve his high standards he brings a calmness, clarity and attention to detail that is truly impressive. In his skilful hands tracks recorded in difficult conditions in the field can sound pristine and transformed. Within the increasingly complex demands of broadcasters George also manages to make mixing-sessions at Molinare experiences that are relaxed and enjoyable as well as technically of the highest standard."


ROGER MILLS

Director/Producer
Prominent Television

MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN


Nominee
BAFTA Outstanding Directorial Debut 2010
Winner
BIFA Best British Documentary 2009


"I watch Trawlermen and how we experience what those guys cope with is completely enhanced by the sound. We’ve experienced the different world you help to create with our Mugabe film. It just makes me feel so lucky that we had you helping our film."


ELIZABETH MORGAN HEMLOCK

Producer
Arturi Films