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FORGET BEAR HUGS! Team Paa Joe just wanted to thank EVERYONE that supported us on Kickstarter. 
So here, at long last, is the complete list of all our delightful backers - thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!
 
Paul Boateng
Constance Brinkley 
Stephen Etheridge
Becky Morris Knight
The Worksop Loop
Jessica Hayes-Gill
Richard Frost
Susan Fraser
Eleanor Keys
Ali Emm
Jason DaPonte
Masato Taniguchi
Caroline Cawley
David Wayman
Jared LeftLion
Harry Wilding
Katherine Pan
Nail Jay
Oscar Lhermitte
Jeremy Salfen
Nell Brooker
Michael Ogura
Tom Devey
Penny Reeve
Chrisón Thompson
Robert Brinkley
Dave Deighton
Rebecca Brand
Simon Linder
Brandon Kahn
Lisa Oliver
Jennifer Tucker
Andrea ‘Drizzy Drake’ Quainoo
Gus Péwé
N3V Games
Brian Golden Davis
Jenny Lee
Stephanie Weston Smith
Jane Nicholson
Lucy Bowers
Kallina Brailsford
Sharna Jackson
Susan Morris
Ed Bannard
Melanie Diggle
Trev Coker
Miles Morland
Ama Karikari-Yawson
Paul Atchison
Tim Talbot
Nick Lawford
Anna Ray
Elhum Shakerifar
Natalia Ossowska
Tomas Leach
Jen Mazer
Graeme
Tracey McMaster
Rhys Fowler
Stuart Elms
Amy Rose
Tom Walsh
John Sampson
Georgia Bateman
Chris Black
Sarah Mosses
Alexa Smith
Philip Formby
Cheri Quincy
Luke McGibney
Jennifer L Smith
Kris Williams
Suzanne Alizart
Mandy Briggs
Gifted Scribble
Mattias Kiiehn Nielsen
James Edwin Bettney
Sophie Bower
Erik Fonseka
Susan Kattwinkel
Rose Tea
Laura Leighton
Carlton Solle
Kate Mytron
Zoe Brummell
Subjective Films
Dianne Thomas
Ian Dinwiddie
Nick Tyler
Will Massa
Kate Stoddart
Anna Maloney
Letty Bonnell
Rowland Jobson
Vercruyssen Maxime
Colin Shanks
Andrew Payne
Jonathan Carr
Anthony J Sullivan
Lauren Squires
Rosamund Ward
Sally Morris
Clare Hansen
Sam Goodman
Ben Chapman
Chris
Sara Bivigou
Jean Power
Camille Sales
Kevin Tobin
Hamish Lindstrom
Alexander Sarlay
Jon Saxon
Jenna Elizabeth Round
Segun Lee-French
Bettina Reuhl
Virginia Ryan
Jes Benstock
Amy Blackwell
Rachel Jolley
German Kral
Anna Jeffries
Caroline Eccles
Bethan Weston
Jeffery Baker
David Stewart
Topher Batchelor
Raechel Beardwood
Ed O
Holly Elson
Aiko Hiramatsu
Sarah Winfield
John Keville
Jeanie Finlay
Caroline Pick
Chloe Johnson
Tony Kelly
Libby Durdy
Lucy Atkinson
Deborah Fletcher
Andrew Knight
Philipp Enders
Century Films
Shana Ponelis
Maren Strenge
Steven Dhoedt
Mark Michel
Eileen Wigley
Catherine Simpson
Mari
Jonathan hamilton
Sophie Goswami
Aimie Glenn
David Louis Lankester
Jordan Brooks
Stephen Jon
Kevin Tennant
Paul Henegan
Sue Jolley
Jim Silverman
Anna Seifert Speck
bang Short Film Festival
Mary Ellen Mark & Martin Bell
Daniel England
Malcolm Calvert Stubbins
JD King
Ben Knapp
Sue Collins
Alma Cunliffe
Chris & Helen Osborne
Philippa Cracknell
Tom Hemmings
John Slee
Kate Duncan
Nana Asamoah-Twum
Imogen Sotos-Castello
Curtis W. Jackson
Lucy McDonald
Sarah Tolman
Ruth Heinemann
Cary Welling
Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Adam Lee
Megan Wigley
Sasha Andrews
A+W
Cheryl Gill
Tom Wood
Rosemary Parkhill
David Chamberlain
Jo Allen
Diana Pasek-Atkinson
Rachel
Meryl Somersall
Melanie Grant
Bryn Mabey
Gary Thomas
Adrienne Maguire
Abigail Landon
Karolina Lidin
Rob Mackinder
Julie Gibbon
Vanessa Merrill
Toby
Andy Eastwood
Joe Hardy
Elspeth Berry
Alison Little
May Davies
Clare Long
Mathew Trivett
Alison Denholm
John Turrell
Will Wilkinson
Ian Gardiner
Russell Noon
Russell Slater
Christopher M Shannon
Leanne Rhodes
Lydia Evans
Ben Govier
Gavin Humphries
Andrew Senay
Kate Ibbeson
Mary Kearns
Jamas Enright
Kate Webborn
Katy Wigley
Debbie Senior
Rebecca Gove-Humphries
Sue Cullen
Rebecca Ashton
Pippa Kahn
Kayleigh Hunt
Andy Batson
Miles Clark
Tom and Roxy
Victoria Broackes
Mayhem Film Festival
Zena Marchington
Rachel Dargavel
Dana Moffett
Meli Gueneau
Christopher Hird
Margaret O Brien
Mark Frost
Tony Roe
Gabrielle Smith
Cailin Yatsko
Karen waters
Chris Bray
Mark Pyper
Dan Pascall
Edward Yeoman
Kathy Brummell
Peter Talbot
Gideon Malitskie
Jem Talbot
Saira O’Mallie
Ellie Manns
Thomas Freshwater
Dan Hodgett
Alex giles
Mike Mcloughlin
Lisa Tehrani
Donna M Capin, MD
Diana Smith
Anne Jennings
Spaceships are cool
Tommy Rampling
Matt Scullion
Peter Hutton
Mara Sprengel
MyMoog
Sinae Ha
TSquared Films
Mathew Nixon
Sita Owen-Shaw
Simon Laws
Dense & Andrew Fett
Jon Benson
Nathan Shelock
Vpoint.TV
Doug Smith
Adam Gahlin
Beth Kagan
David Jolley
Wellington Films
Elly Condron
Wellington Films
Elly Condron
Rocket Scenery
Marc Godait
Francois Matarasso
Broadway
Bottletop
Deborah Joan Haywood
Carol Williams
Rob Coke
Benjamin Wigley
Andrew Peter Smith
Marie Luckett
Miriam Jackson
Kelly Knight
Ruth Paxton
Ursula Liang
Farmer Ted
Winifred Boyd
Christina Wood
Mark Grieco
Martin Morgan
Shona Powell
Ali Gavan
Charlotte Poole
Arif Mahmood
Christopher Thomson
Tom Cooper
Adrian Bhagat
Rachel Clare Williams
Yvonne Mustapha
Chas Palmer-Williams
Charlotte Meredith
Thais Lenkiewicz
Cheryl Bowles
Mary Mizuno
Andrew Coles
James Ollerhead
Anthony Hammond
Emily Morgan
Paul Scullion
Peter
David Wallis
Bridget
Anne Whiteley
Jamie Wolpert
James Wigginton
Sarah Stout
Ted Hemsley
Al Needham
Karen Hoy
Nick Aldridge
Sam Derby-Cooper
Ashley Carter
waynex
Sam Potter
Sarah Lucas
Tim Smith

FORGET BEAR HUGS! Team Paa Joe just wanted to thank EVERYONE that supported us on Kickstarter. 

So here, at long last, is the complete list of all our delightful backers - thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!

 

  • Paul Boateng
  • Constance Brinkley
  • Stephen Etheridge
  • Becky Morris Knight
  • The Worksop Loop
  • Jessica Hayes-Gill
  • Richard Frost
  • Susan Fraser
  • Eleanor Keys
  • Ali Emm
  • Jason DaPonte
  • Masato Taniguchi
  • Caroline Cawley
  • David Wayman
  • Jared LeftLion
  • Harry Wilding
  • Katherine Pan
  • Nail Jay
  • Oscar Lhermitte
  • Jeremy Salfen
  • Nell Brooker
  • Michael Ogura
  • Tom Devey
  • Penny Reeve
  • Chrisón Thompson
  • Robert Brinkley
  • Dave Deighton
  • Rebecca Brand
  • Simon Linder
  • Brandon Kahn
  • Lisa Oliver
  • Jennifer Tucker
  • Andrea ‘Drizzy Drake’ Quainoo
  • Gus Péwé
  • N3V Games
  • Brian Golden Davis
  • Jenny Lee
  • Stephanie Weston Smith
  • Jane Nicholson
  • Lucy Bowers
  • Kallina Brailsford
  • Sharna Jackson
  • Susan Morris
  • Ed Bannard
  • Melanie Diggle
  • Trev Coker
  • Miles Morland
  • Ama Karikari-Yawson
  • Paul Atchison
  • Tim Talbot
  • Nick Lawford
  • Anna Ray
  • Elhum Shakerifar
  • Natalia Ossowska
  • Tomas Leach
  • Jen Mazer
  • Graeme
  • Tracey McMaster
  • Rhys Fowler
  • Stuart Elms
  • Amy Rose
  • Tom Walsh
  • John Sampson
  • Georgia Bateman
  • Chris Black
  • Sarah Mosses
  • Alexa Smith
  • Philip Formby
  • Cheri Quincy
  • Luke McGibney
  • Jennifer L Smith
  • Kris Williams
  • Suzanne Alizart
  • Mandy Briggs
  • Gifted Scribble
  • Mattias Kiiehn Nielsen
  • James Edwin Bettney
  • Sophie Bower
  • Erik Fonseka
  • Susan Kattwinkel
  • Rose Tea
  • Laura Leighton
  • Carlton Solle
  • Kate Mytron
  • Zoe Brummell
  • Subjective Films
  • Dianne Thomas
  • Ian Dinwiddie
  • Nick Tyler
  • Will Massa
  • Kate Stoddart
  • Anna Maloney
  • Letty Bonnell
  • Rowland Jobson
  • Vercruyssen Maxime
  • Colin Shanks
  • Andrew Payne
  • Jonathan Carr
  • Anthony J Sullivan
  • Lauren Squires
  • Rosamund Ward
  • Sally Morris
  • Clare Hansen
  • Sam Goodman
  • Ben Chapman
  • Chris
  • Sara Bivigou
  • Jean Power
  • Camille Sales
  • Kevin Tobin
  • Hamish Lindstrom
  • Alexander Sarlay
  • Jon Saxon
  • Jenna Elizabeth Round
  • Segun Lee-French
  • Bettina Reuhl
  • Virginia Ryan
  • Jes Benstock
  • Amy Blackwell
  • Rachel Jolley
  • German Kral
  • Anna Jeffries
  • Caroline Eccles
  • Bethan Weston
  • Jeffery Baker
  • David Stewart
  • Topher Batchelor
  • Raechel Beardwood
  • Ed O
  • Holly Elson
  • Aiko Hiramatsu
  • Sarah Winfield
  • John Keville
  • Jeanie Finlay
  • Caroline Pick
  • Chloe Johnson
  • Tony Kelly
  • Libby Durdy
  • Lucy Atkinson
  • Deborah Fletcher
  • Andrew Knight
  • Philipp Enders
  • Century Films
  • Shana Ponelis
  • Maren Strenge
  • Steven Dhoedt
  • Mark Michel
  • Eileen Wigley
  • Catherine Simpson
  • Mari
  • Jonathan hamilton
  • Sophie Goswami
  • Aimie Glenn
  • David Louis Lankester
  • Jordan Brooks
  • Stephen Jon
  • Kevin Tennant
  • Paul Henegan
  • Sue Jolley
  • Jim Silverman
  • Anna Seifert Speck
  • bang Short Film Festival
  • Mary Ellen Mark & Martin Bell
  • Daniel England
  • Malcolm Calvert Stubbins
  • JD King
  • Ben Knapp
  • Sue Collins
  • Alma Cunliffe
  • Chris & Helen Osborne
  • Philippa Cracknell
  • Tom Hemmings
  • John Slee
  • Kate Duncan
  • Nana Asamoah-Twum
  • Imogen Sotos-Castello
  • Curtis W. Jackson
  • Lucy McDonald
  • Sarah Tolman
  • Ruth Heinemann
  • Cary Welling
  • Ayanna Witter-Johnson
  • Adam Lee
  • Megan Wigley
  • Sasha Andrews
  • A+W
  • Cheryl Gill
  • Tom Wood
  • Rosemary Parkhill
  • David Chamberlain
  • Jo Allen
  • Diana Pasek-Atkinson
  • Rachel
  • Meryl Somersall
  • Melanie Grant
  • Bryn Mabey
  • Gary Thomas
  • Adrienne Maguire
  • Abigail Landon
  • Karolina Lidin
  • Rob Mackinder
  • Julie Gibbon
  • Vanessa Merrill
  • Toby
  • Andy Eastwood
  • Joe Hardy
  • Elspeth Berry
  • Alison Little
  • May Davies
  • Clare Long
  • Mathew Trivett
  • Alison Denholm
  • John Turrell
  • Will Wilkinson
  • Ian Gardiner
  • Russell Noon
  • Russell Slater
  • Christopher M Shannon
  • Leanne Rhodes
  • Lydia Evans
  • Ben Govier
  • Gavin Humphries
  • Andrew Senay
  • Kate Ibbeson
  • Mary Kearns
  • Jamas Enright
  • Kate Webborn
  • Katy Wigley
  • Debbie Senior
  • Rebecca Gove-Humphries
  • Sue Cullen
  • Rebecca Ashton
  • Pippa Kahn
  • Kayleigh Hunt
  • Andy Batson
  • Miles Clark
  • Tom and Roxy
  • Victoria Broackes
  • Mayhem Film Festival
  • Zena Marchington
  • Rachel Dargavel
  • Dana Moffett
  • Meli Gueneau
  • Christopher Hird
  • Margaret O Brien
  • Mark Frost
  • Tony Roe
  • Gabrielle Smith
  • Cailin Yatsko
  • Karen waters
  • Chris Bray
  • Mark Pyper
  • Dan Pascall
  • Edward Yeoman
  • Kathy Brummell
  • Peter Talbot
  • Gideon Malitskie
  • Jem Talbot
  • Saira O’Mallie
  • Ellie Manns
  • Thomas Freshwater
  • Dan Hodgett
  • Alex giles
  • Mike Mcloughlin
  • Lisa Tehrani
  • Donna M Capin, MD
  • Diana Smith
  • Anne Jennings
  • Spaceships are cool
  • Tommy Rampling
  • Matt Scullion
  • Peter Hutton
  • Mara Sprengel
  • MyMoog
  • Sinae Ha
  • TSquared Films
  • Mathew Nixon
  • Sita Owen-Shaw
  • Simon Laws
  • Dense & Andrew Fett
  • Jon Benson
  • Nathan Shelock
  • Vpoint.TV
  • Doug Smith
  • Adam Gahlin
  • Beth Kagan
  • David Jolley
  • Wellington Films
  • Elly Condron
  • Wellington Films
  • Elly Condron
  • Rocket Scenery
  • Marc Godait
  • Francois Matarasso
  • Broadway
  • Bottletop
  • Deborah Joan Haywood
  • Carol Williams
  • Rob Coke
  • Benjamin Wigley
  • Andrew Peter Smith
  • Marie Luckett
  • Miriam Jackson
  • Kelly Knight
  • Ruth Paxton
  • Ursula Liang
  • Farmer Ted
  • Winifred Boyd
  • Christina Wood
  • Mark Grieco
  • Martin Morgan
  • Shona Powell
  • Ali Gavan
  • Charlotte Poole
  • Arif Mahmood
  • Christopher Thomson
  • Tom Cooper
  • Adrian Bhagat
  • Rachel Clare Williams
  • Yvonne Mustapha
  • Chas Palmer-Williams
  • Charlotte Meredith
  • Thais Lenkiewicz
  • Cheryl Bowles
  • Mary Mizuno
  • Andrew Coles
  • James Ollerhead
  • Anthony Hammond
  • Emily Morgan
  • Paul Scullion
  • Peter
  • David Wallis
  • Bridget
  • Anne Whiteley
  • Jamie Wolpert
  • James Wigginton
  • Sarah Stout
  • Ted Hemsley
  • Al Needham
  • Karen Hoy
  • Nick Aldridge
  • Sam Derby-Cooper
  • Ashley Carter
  • waynex
  • Sam Potter
  • Sarah Lucas
  • Tim Smith

A message of support from our Associate Producer

We recently received a lovely message from our Associate Producer, Constance Brinkley (who pledged over £1,500 through Kickstarter) and thought we’d share it with you.

Here’s just one of the many reasons people are supporting Paa Joe & The Lion, and we could couldn’t be happier about it!
If you’d like to do the same you only have a few days left to get involved. Head to Kickstarter to find out more now.
"I have a love of West Africa and the artists that live in these countries. My brother and his family lived in West Africa for about 10 years on two different occasions and two different countries.
I visited him for 35 days when he lived in Dapaong, Togo and 14 days when he lived in Abidjan, Cote d’ivoire.

I have such respect for the people who make their living through art and creativity. I have collected some of the most beautiful work on my visits. I have seen fantasy coffins and admired the work that went into them. I also am a photographer and have done some film work, so when I saw this project it was a “marriage made in heaven” art and a documentary.

I want to help preserve this craft and supporting this project brings awareness to the creativity of the great carpenters of Ghana and their gift of teaching others to carry on with this tradition.

Paa Joe’s craft needs to continue as an integral part of the local funeral culture and as a craft of creative art. I feel compelled to help you make this happen. Preservation through documentary awareness. Great project. When this is completed, and I know it will happen, I will be making a trip to England to hopefully meet you and the team and see the outcome of my investment.

Best wishes to you!
Constance”
Our huge thanks to Constance for becoming our Associate Producer and for these beautiful, inspiring words.
#TeamPaaJoe
Ben at Paa Joe's church, surrounded by Paa Joe's family and friends.

Ben at Paa Joe's church, surrounded by Paa Joe's family and friends.

DOCUMENTARY CAMPUS MASTERSCHOOL:  DAY 2

After yesterday’s jam packed and very insightful sessions I awoke slightly jaded and had to energise myself with less chocolate and more fruit for breakfast this morning.

Some new characters arrived at the breakfast table who transpired to be the latest Masters to lead the fresh new breed of Masterschool pupils.

Our day started with an introductory talk by Richard Bradley from the very reputable production company, Lion TV, who have offices in London, New York and China.  Richard built on many of the subjects that Tom talked about yesterday – regarding the importance of the story in your pitch and throughout your film.

He talked of the three most important pillars of documentary:

Story

Character

Access

We were encouraged to think about what may not happen in the film, as opposed to what will, and the consequences of this.  Richard also talked about the important, but often forgotten, middle section of the film, or as he described it, the “meat and two veg of the film”.  This middle section is what keeps the audience engaged and should be where the tension mounts.

After Richard’s seminar the Masterschool students separated into three rooms where three individual round table pitch/development sessions were lead by, Richard, Tom Roberts and a new Master, Roger Graef. 

Anna and I were in Roger’s group first.  Roger is an incredibly experienced documentary filmmaker who has made films for most international channels.  The session was fantastically productive and enlightening for all of the filmmakers.  We were invited to deliver our “Elevator Pitch”.  The term is in reference to stories that Alfred Hitchcock would tell in an elevator.  His storytelling and delivery would be so refined that people would be gripped after only traveling up four or five floors that people would stay in the lift to hear more…

 “…then he grabbed the knife and held the woman by the throat and…” (an example of a Hitchcock elevator pitch, massively paraphrased)

We took it in turns to pitch our projects and then each one was interrogated by Roger and the rest of the group with an emphasis on the forensic analysis of what the story might be.  This fed into what Tom was saying yesterday about the archetypal story of the films.  For us, at this stage, we feel that the story of Paa Joe trying to secure a future for his family is the ‘archetypal’ story.  We came away from the discussion realising that we need to begin to imagine and prepare for the ‘hinge’ moments in the film, what are the specific threats to Paa Joe, our film’s character?

The afternoon session was lead by Richard Bradley, with Mark Atkin. We heard from other teams whose pitches we hadn’t yet heard.  One being Wild Moves.  It’s no secret that Anna was enamoured by the project’s director and presenter, Giuseppe Bucciarelli, and by the end of the session I think the entire group felt the same way.

It was heartening to hear that Richard already had a knowledge of Paa Joe, and in fact, Roger had mentioned in the morning’s session that he had wanted to make a film of Paa Joe some years ago but hadn’t found the story.  He was incredibly pleased to tell us that he thinks we have now found that story.

We finished the day at a restaurant called Roxy for fodder, weissbier and internet connection for our only night off this week.