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Project of the Day: A London Paparazzo Pursuing Celebrity

Project of the Day: A London Paparazzo Pursuing Celebrity

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Chasing Robert Barker
Tweetable Logline:
A London paparazzo pressured by a tabloid editor into pursuing a
celebrity, eventually finds out the story he should be seeking was his
Elevator Pitch:
David is a photographer with a tormented past and a solitary lifestyle who now works as a paparazzi in London. His very limited social circle revolves around his work and a manipulative tabloid journalist, Olly.

One night, David receives a tip off from a source, and manages to snap
famous film actor Robert Barker dining with a young brunette. Not
satisfied, Olly pushes David into pursuing Robert Barker to get more
compromising pictures of the couple. In this
chase, David’s past starts unravelling, and he’s forced to face the
damage that a tabloid fabrication caused to his own life.

Production Team:
Director/Writer – Daniel Florêncio (“Awfully Deep,” “Gagged in Brazil,” “Tracking William”)
Producer – Tom Kimberley (VFX Compositor for “Harry Potter”)
Producer – Martin Laing (Assistant Producer for “Oliver Twist”)
Co-Producer – Marinela Setti (Script Supervisor of “The Borgias”)
Director of Photography – Azul Serra (“Awfully Deep,” “Jack Malchance,” “Metro 4 Bis”)
Production Designer – Bianca Turner (“Awfully Deep,” “Jack Malchance,” “Metro 4 Bis”)
About the Production:
“In 2007, I produced for Current TV a short doc called “Tracking William”, in which I followed a night of work of a Paparazzo photographer in
London as he tracked the whereabouts of Prince William and his then
girlfriend Kate Middleton. The documentary portrays a lonely man, who
question the value of this work but still does it. Last year, the theme
start buzzing in my head again as the ‘phone hacking’ scandal started unraveling in front of the world’s eyes. I knew there was more to that universe than what I had portrayed in that 8-minute documentary.” — Daniel Florêncio

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