Hartley Woolf

film-maker, photographer, researcher

~ MON 27.11.17 ~
Had a great shoot in Las Vegas with Fintech Finance and Galileo at the Money 20/20 conference and now the edit is in full swing!
~ TUES 19.9.17 ~
Left at Tovarnik has just won a 'Merit of Awareness' award at the LA Awareness Festival! Glad the message is still being spread!
~ THURS 3.8.17 ~
Our premiere screening for Left at Tovarnik at the Brighton Komedia was a fantastic evening! Great responses to the film and some good topics of discussion during the Q & A. Was also a pleasure to hear from INTO Giving and Hummingbird UK.
~ SUN 2.7.17 ~
Thanks very much to Norfolk Film Festival for accepting Humans of Varanasi. Should be able to attend this one!
~ THURS 15.6.17 ~
Spent the day at Grenfell Tower today filming and volunteering. Felt very impressed and inspired by everyone there mucking-in. Despite the tragic circumstances, there was certainly a positive, high-energy atmosphere.
~ TUES 23.5.17 ~
Thursday's shoot with Valise Noire on Poole Quay for their performance of Cargo was fun, and a great success all round.
~ MON 17.4.17 ~
It's been an interesting week this time round in Tunisia, getting to know the people of the capital and surrounding cities a bit more. Time now to take stock and plan the next move!
~ THU 30.3.17 ~
Getting plenty of food for thought on my Tunisia doc from the RAI Film Festival so far at the Watershed in Bristol. Brilliant, diverse range of films, excellent speakers, and darn good company.
~ MON 6.3.17 ~
Research is well underway for the next doc! This one will explore the concept of Tunisian identity and social issues in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution, now 6 years past, with an intended focus on the arts and how Tunisia's creatives are expressing their views.
~ THURS 16.2.17 ~
Very grateful to UK Screen One film festival for accepting Humans of Varanasi! Screenings details to follow...
~ TUES 31.1.17 ~
Now in the final stages of post-production, the sound mix on Left at Tovarnik, our film which documents the experience of refugees in a small Croatian border town, has begun.
~ THU 8.12.16 ~
Last night's shoot with The Great Malarkey for their second music video was, quite simply, a blast. We got some great moments with the band and our fervent team of extras. Now moving into post-production, particularly excited to see the edit.
~ SUN 11.9.16 ~
Very glad to announce Humans of Varanasi has won its first award, BEST DOCUMENTARY at Isle of Man Film Festival 2016. Very grateful to the judges, the organisers, and all who saw and enjoyed the film!
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~ SUN 7.8.16 ~
Halfway through filming the Mongol Rally 2016 for The Adventurists, having passed through Europe (including the refugee jungle in Calais and post-military coup Istanbul), Georgia and Azerbaijan; onward through the 'stans to Mongolia!
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~ FRI 5.8.16 ~
Many thanks to Isle of Man Film Festival for accepting Humans of Varanasi! Dates and times to be confirmed. Watch this space!
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~ TUES 21.6.16 ~
Excited to be working with The Adventurists to cover their Mongol Rally charity car race from the UK to Mongolia, starting in just under a month's time.
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~ THURS 16.6.16 ~
Great shoot today with Subhash of MORPH Dance Company.
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~ TUES 7.6.16 ~
Footage from Left at Tovarnik, a film I worked on last year about refugees camped out in Tovarnik, a small town on the Croatia-Serbia border, will be screened at the Barbican on Sunday 12th as part of the Papers Festival, which will celebrate a range of creative responses to the refugee crisis. Ticket prices go towards the refugees. Hope to see you there!
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~ FRI 27.5.16 ~
Thanks to South London Shorts for accepting my latest short doc, Humans of Varanasi, to their programme!
The film follows Tibetan photographer Kunsang Tenzing on a project in Varanasi, India. You can view the trailer along with more project info here: