Adam Hamdy
Hamdy founded Dare Productions to produce high-quality, original entertainment. Dare’s first feature film, Pulp, described as ‘Withnail and I meets Spaced’, was nominated for numerous awards on the international festival circuit and was released internationally in 2013.

Hamdy’s debut novel, Battalion, has been described as a ‘blistering techno thriller’. Hamdy recently published his second novel, Phase, a dark thriller.

Entries by Adam Hamdy

The EU Theft of Democracy

(5) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (10:09)

My father was an immigrant. His father was from upper Egypt, of Sudanese heritage, and my paternal grandmother was of Syrian descent. If my father tried to settle in the UK today, his application would almost certainly fail. He lacked the funds to buy himself residency, didn't have any particularly...

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Keep Your Democratic Power and Hold it Close

(1) Comments | Posted 22 May 2016 | (17:40)

Tyrants rarely seize government, the people usually hand power to them. It might seem extreme to compare the EU to a tyrant, but if you're a 23-year-old in Greece, facing a generation of deprivation and unemployment, you might not think the comparison unjust. People have fought for hundreds of years...

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The Death of the Political Establishment

(1) Comments | Posted 19 May 2016 | (10:37)

David Cameron, George Osborne, and all the other figures who have predicted war and disaster if we vote to leave the EU have done a great disservice to the institution of government. They have embarked on a zealot's crusade to browbeat the British public into staying in an undemocratic political...

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Why the EU Referendum Is a Vote on Democracy

(4) Comments | Posted 17 May 2016 | (00:06)

I've previously written about how the EU harms Africa and called upon Jeremy Corbyn to lead the Labour Party away from the misguided dogma that the EU is a force for good. I believe in social justice, equality, feminism and democracy, but find myself struggling to understand why...

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How to Win the EU Referendum

(0) Comments | Posted 13 May 2016 | (14:37)

When I was at school, the playground was often the scene of 'cussing matches' which, for the uninitiated, were verbal jousts that involved two or more children hurling insults at each other until one of the kids left the field of combat crying, or a fistfight broke out.

There can...

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Why Labour Must Say No to the EU

(0) Comments | Posted 17 November 2015 | (12:01)

I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As grateful as people are for fresh, clean water, the one message that keeps coming back to us is that they long for the day that...

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Welcome to the Conservatives' Victorian Thunderdome

(2) Comments | Posted 5 October 2015 | (14:20)

Run, children, run! A terrible bearded monster roams the land and he will ruin your life if you let him. Jeremy Corbyn has been derided as an unreconstructed 1970s socialist. A dinosaur with no place in modern society. The Conservative government has no right to criticise Corbyn for being a...

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More Things Every First Time Author Should Know

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2015 | (15:26)

In light of my recent publishing deal with Headline, I thought it would be interesting to learn what awaits me. James Law and Jenny Blackhurst, two very talented, recently published first time thriller writers, kindly agreed to share their experiences. You can find Jenny's...

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Things Every First Time Author Should Know

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2015 | (09:14)

I'm currently working on a new novel that will be published by Headline next year. Keen to understand what awaits me, I tapped James Law and Jenny Blackhurst, two very talented, recently published first time thriller writers, for advice.

Jenny's up first. Her...

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Feature Fever

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (09:54)

I've heard some awesome musical collaborations in the last few weeks. Back in the day, featured artists were a rarity. Label conflicts and the need to coordinate recording and touring schedules meant that artist collaborations required the exertion of significant levels of determination. Technology has enabled artists to collaborate no...

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The High Price of Justice

(0) Comments | Posted 22 April 2015 | (18:43)

Dostoevsky said,

"The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons."
In modern Britain, we can get a fairly accurate gauge by sitting in our courts. In the last few days of the outgoing government a new set of fees were introduced into legislation...

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Five Things Every Self-Publisher Should Know

(1) Comments | Posted 21 April 2015 | (14:43)

I have personal experience of self-publishing and know just how satisfying it can be to have readers respond to a book. My second self-published novel, Phase, has recently been acquired by Endeavour Press and will be republished later this year under its new title, Out of...

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Winning Fans One Living Room at a Time

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (21:23)

I've previously written about Josh Savage a very talented singer songwriter. In addition to possessing prodigious talent, Josh has to be one of the hardest working musicians around. Not content with building an online following, Josh has quite literally taken to the streets in order to win fans....

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The Crazy Bitches Guide to Filmmaking

(0) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (19:24)

A couple of years ago I met filmmaker Jane Clark in Cannes as she was taking the first steps on her journey to make a fun horror called Crazy Bitches. Jane overcame all kinds of challenges in order to turn her idea into a reality and...

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If John McClane Became a Priest

(0) Comments | Posted 10 March 2015 | (14:49)

If John McLane became a priest, he'd probably end up being cut from the same cloth as Doug Heming, one of the most unusual and adventurous clergymen I've ever met.

Doug is about to undertake the gruelling Bethlehem Marathon and will be running to raise money for Right To Movement,...

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The Awesomeness of Lego

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2015 | (12:07)

Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu is back this week, returning for its fourth series on Cartoon Network. On Saturday, the first three episodes were premiered at the Empire Leicester Square, where they were presented in full IMAX glory. My wife and I took our three children and the whole experience...

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The Death of Free Speech

(1) Comments | Posted 27 January 2015 | (22:31)

A slow death by a thousand cuts is still a death. Free speech is regarded by many as a fundamental right because it is the guardian of free thought. If you are free to say what you think, you are free to think. By constraining free speech, we automatically constrain...

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Dawn of the Cyberwar

(1) Comments | Posted 18 December 2014 | (12:12)

A couple of months ago an experienced and successful music industry figure said to me,

"I used to know who I was. I don't anymore. The Internet is changing everything so quickly. I just hope I can hold on until I retire."

It was a tragic lament for a world...

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Catching Up With Ella on the Run

(0) Comments | Posted 17 December 2014 | (16:37)

Ella on the Run caught the music industry's attention earlier this year when she featured on Glastonbury's Emerging Artist list. I first got to know Ella on the Run when she released her single Golden Boys and have since been lucky enough to collaborate her on the music...

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Why It's Time to Destroy Parliament

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2014 | (09:38)

Politicians are snake oil sellers. When they're seeking election, they promise definitive cure-alls. David Cameron instructed us to judge him on two promises; his ability to cut immigration, and his ability to rid the UK of its deficit. Now that neither promise has been fulfilled, like any good snake oil...

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