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

Why Scotland Shows the Future of Politics

(0) Comments | Posted 12 September 2014 | (12:30)

In the 1930s two national leaders became famed through their cutting edge use of mass media. Adolf Hitler and Franklin Roosevelt would go on to become enemies, but they shared a common understanding that direct contact with the electorate was an extremely powerful tool for spreading political ideology and securing...

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David Cameron: Porn Mogul

(2) Comments | Posted 20 August 2014 | (16:46)

Earlier this week I was invited to appear alongside the BPI's Director of Communications, Gennaro Castaldo, on BBC World News to talk to host Tim Willcox about the ratings scheme David Cameron recently announced for music videos.

Before I...

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So You Want to Be a Storyboard Artist?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 August 2014 | (21:12)

Queen of the Hollywood scene, Nikki Finke, recently wrote an article that highlighted how storyboard artists are currently being "screwed" in Hollywood.

Storyboarding is an essential part of making a big budget movie. Intricately choreographed, or VFX heavy scenes can be worked and reworked by...

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Six Things Every Actress Should Know

(2) Comments | Posted 27 July 2014 | (22:04)

My daughter wants to be an actress. Words that should strike fear into the heart of any right thinking parent. I've gently tried to discourage her from what I perceive as a harsh life, but she comes alive on stage and has held on to this ambition to the exclusion...

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Free Money isn't too Good to be True

(2) Comments | Posted 23 July 2014 | (11:50)

Until we were commissioned to produce a promo for the Eureka Moment, I had no idea of the scale of support available to small and medium sized businesses in the UK. The Eureka Moment is a scheme run by Shropshire Council and is open to businesses in Shropshire,...

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A New Era of Film Technology

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (00:23)

I wrote recently about advances in filmmaking technology that are going to put exceeding high quality visuals within reach of most budgets. One of the most powerful of these new tools is the Movi M10, a 3-axis gyroscopic stabiliser from Freefly Systems. We recently...

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A Bright Future for Film

(0) Comments | Posted 13 June 2014 | (11:53)

Film is dead. Long live television. That's the bleak assessment of dozens of articles on film-making in the last couple of years. The truth is, there's never been a more exciting time to be a filmmaker.

Technological innovations are levelling the playing field and placing powerful tools in the hands...

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Six of the Best Breasts in Music

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2014 | (18:41)

Don't panic. I'm not about to betray my feminist upbringing by ranking music industry breasts - there's enough of that sort of thing on YouTube comment boards, and it's well known that Simon Cowell has the best in the business. But those of you who feel cheated by the salacious...

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YouTube and Piracy - Follow the Money

(1) Comments | Posted 29 October 2013 | (18:23)

In days of yore, a good friend of mine sold pirated VHS movies at school. As a 15-year-old it didn't matter that the image was black & white and that the only thing I could really see was the Chinese subtitles; what mattered was that I got to watch a...

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Ten Artists to Watch

(0) Comments | Posted 20 October 2013 | (14:51)

Music is a huge part of my professional life and I'm lucky enough to spend most of my waking day listening to music or working with musicians. Since there are few greater gifts than music, I thought I'd showcase 10 acts that have made a real impression in the past...

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Five Ways to Make a Great Music Video

(3) Comments | Posted 24 April 2013 | (00:00)

A few years ago, people said the music video was dead. As a filmmaker that was a scary thing to hear. Directing, producing and working on music videos is a great way to hone one's craft in short bursts between longer form projects. Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry made names...

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Digital: The Final Frontier

(0) Comments | Posted 16 January 2013 | (17:22)

Earlier this week Deadline Hollywood broke the news that my debut feature film, Pulp, would be the first feature film to premiere on Xbox. The same day, HMV, a major British entertainment retailer, announced that it was going into administration, which is...

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