Join Birmingham based award-winning director and BAFTA crew x BFI Network filmmaker Daniel Alexander and CEO of Punch Records Ammo Talwar MBE for insights into their inspiring BIPOC led film development and commissioning programme BACK IN, a potential blueprint for other communities. This will be an opportunity to hear about the inspiration for the project, how they set it up as well as reflecting on the importance and value of BIPOC led organisations and creatives nurturing and commissioning up-and-coming talent from those communities. There’ll also be a chance to watch highlights from BACK IN and find out key learnings that have come out of the work that has been commissioned so far.
About Daniel Alexander:
Daniel currently produces and directs work for platforms and agencies including the BBC and the BFI including the official Commonwealth Games Handover for the BBC, which reached an audience of over 1.5 billion. He is the creative producer and curator of BACK IN, which has commissioned over eighteen West Midlands based filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. In addition to his career as a professional creative Daniel, a qualified SEN worker, is committed to social engagement and artist development. During the pandemic, he also launched The Midlands Film Archive, an online platform that is home to original films created by Midlands based filmmakers and has grown to become the ‘go-to’ website for films in the midlands.
About Punch Records:
Punch Records is a Birmingham-based Music & Arts agency working through four central 'pillars' - Creating, Touring, Programming and Educating through award-winning tours, festivals, international projects and innovative educational & outreach programmes for young people.