‘Inside the Cryptokingdom’ is our first TV series for Channel News Asia.
It takes us on a journey inside the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain to understand the technology, and the pioneers behind it.
There’s been a long silence on our website recently as we’ve been busy making our first documentary for Al Jazeera English.
We are now very happy to announce that ‘In the Valley of Guns and Roses’ is now complete!
The film concerns the struggles of a single mother who works in a weapons factory in Bulgaria’s Rose Valley.
The film will be broadcast at the following times and is now available to watch online.
Simon has worked professionally in photography and film for 15 years. In television he’s worked as a director/producer, cameraman and editor for documentaries for the BBC and Channel Four. His short films have won numerous awards including a BAFTA nomination and the ‘Best Fiction’ prize at the Tehran International Film Festival.
In 2013 Simon was named as one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation’s Emerging Photographer Awards for his photostory on the town of Ostrava in the Czech Republic. His recent multimedia project in Iraq was a finalist for the prestigious Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize.
Simon founded Key Pictures to create an environment where still and moving image storytelling could come together in a thoughtful and purposeful manner.
Charly Wai Feldman joined Key Pictures in 2017 as a producer and director. She has an extensive track record producing documentaries globally with a particular focus on Asia.
She recently series produced ‘The Talwars: Behind Closed Doors’ for HBO Asia which won an Asian Academy Creative Awards for best documentary series. She has numerous credits as director for Channel News Asia. She series produced ‘Inside the Cryptokingdom’ and directed two of the episodes.
Agata specialises on themes in the Middle East and on stories of migration. Her pictures have been published in media such as Al Jazeera, Geo, El Pais, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Figaro Magazine and she has worked with NGO’s such as Oxfam, UNICEF and Nature Iraq as well as with TV channels like Deutsche Welle and ARTE. She has given workshops for Iraqi Photographers in numerous cities in Iraq.
She has widely exhibited her work. In 2011 she exhibited her work “Fire and the Peacock Angel” about the Yezidi minority in ‘Gallery muehlhausetc.’ Cologne, Germany. In 2014, she created a photo and video exhibition called “Zero Tolerance” about State violence in Turkey which was shown at the Cezayir conference space in Istanbul, Turkey.
David McAulay has been working in the music industry for 15 years as artist, producer, composer, sound designer and, more recently, music supervisor.
As a composer, he’s written for a broad range of productions, including adverts for Seat Automobiles, Nintendo and Nordea Bank, television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 and various award-winning independent dramas.
He recently worked as the music supervisor and sound designer with Mercury nominated King Creosote on the feature length film, ‘From Scotland With Love’ (Commissioned by the BBC and Creative Scotland for the Commonwealth Games 2014).
Dominic has worked in more than twenty countries, often undercover, for a variety of international broadcasters and national print media.
He was the first journalist to uncover the CIA ‘black site’ in Poland where Guantanamo-bound detainees were tortured. Other investigations have seen him infiltrate criminal gangs and extremist groups.
Throughout his career he has worked closely with NGOs such as the Institute of War and Peace Reporting to help bring justice and create greater accountability. His work has led to successful prosecutions of organised crime figures and war criminals and his stories in the Balkans helped strengthen witness protection schemes and intervened to halt human rights abuses of minority groups.
In addition to our core staff we have a growing number of associate members working across the globe in all areas of production.