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Jan 18, 2018 @ 6:22pm
Huge congratulations to @wangnanfu, Natalia Almada, Kimi Takesue, @CineDiaz & @feltfilms - recipients of the 2018 Breakthrough #Filmmaker #Award courtesy of our friends at @chickeneggpics https://t.co/UmScqRmlLd https://t.co/NojJcnZjHa whickersworld photo
Jan 18, 2018 @ 4:33pm
Doc makers! If you made your #TV directorial debut in the last year OR you have a #documentary you want to bring to the attention of TV people, apply to #TheDebbies Awards by February 1st at https://t.co/4rB0ggGGCJ https://t.co/V1gcjB8HOZ whickersworld photo
Jan 18, 2018 @ 1:35am
@KateDrucquer Pleasure to meet you Kate!
Jan 17, 2018 @ 11:07pm
@radioatlas founder and Whicker Winner Eleanor McDowell intros extraordinary audio Doc In The Shadow of the Phantom, part of @LSFF. Whicker’s @chookyray in blown away (& horribly smug about ‘arty’ portrait shot) https://t.co/XQiOijKarE whickersworld photo

THE LEGACY

Alan left a very generous legacy for the promotion of curiosity in programme making.

He wanted to stimulate and empower talent that might otherwise never find its place in the highly competitive industry. His foundation launches at a time when television funding for documentaries is at an all-time low and yet interest in the form is rapidly growing in cinemas across the country.

“I ALWAYS WANTED TO WRITE,

I ALWAYS WANTED TO TRAVEL”