In this four part series we follow Thaer, a Syrian refugee, arriving and attempting to settle in the UK. Thaer fled civil war after his home was bombed. After a terrifying journey across Europe, and months in the Calais Jungle, he eventually made it to the UK. He dreams of restarting his studies that were cut off by the war. But first he has to navigate the challenges of being an asylum seeker and surviving on £35 per week. After six months of waiting, Thaer is eventually granted refugee status. Produced by Katie Hindley and directed by Jack Collins, this series gets behind the news headlines to see a young man full of hopes and fears facing the surprising challenges the world has thrown at him.
We are proud to announce that The Refugee Diaries was selected by the Maracay International Film and Video Festival and shortlisted for the One World Media Award.
Commissioned by Channel 4, Rogan Productions' fixed-rig documentary The Gun Shop was released as part of Channel 4's flagship single documentary strand Cutting Edge. It aired in October 2016, The Gun Shop gives the British public an unfettered view of what goes on inside America's gun shops; exploring the culture that surrounds gun ownership and providing a window into one of the most divisive issues currently facing America.
Directed by multi-award winning filmmaker, John Douglas (Our War, Life and Death Row), and produced by award-winning filmmaker James Rogan (Monty Python: The Meaning of Live, Life in the Freezer Cabinet), the film reveals insights into the relationship that everyday Americans have with their guns that go beyond the gun-toting stereotypes.
Waiting for Invasion is a film that follows the stories of Lithuanian conscripts as they prepare for Russian invasion.
In January 2015 Lithuania became the nineteenth member state of the Eurozone. Two months later Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė announced that the country was under Russian attack. Since the Russian annexation of Crimea (Ukraine), Lithuania considers that it has become the next target. The country has been subject to multiple cyber-attacks, intimidation by Russian bombers and unidentified planes, diplomatic battles and threats. The airspace above the Baltic States is now one of the most dangerous in the world.
Just 26 years after gaining independence from Russia, Lithuania fears occupation again. Europe's leaders have agreed that further defence is necessary. NATO is setting up a command post with a rapid reaction force in Lithuania, where British and American soldiers will provide support to defend the border of NATO States. Lithuania has decided to reintroduce conscription; they are preparing to defend themselves from the possibility of Russian aggression. The idea of compulsory military training has divided society.
Directed and produced by Neringa Medutyte, this documentary tells the story of young men preparing for war, as their parents and grandparents once did. The film was broadcast on Al Jazeera English on February 15th, and continues to be available to watch on Al Jazeera’s website and Youtube.
PARTIALLY FUNDED BY
Lithuanian Film Centre and Lithuanian National Radio and Television
Moazzam Begg has experienced a generation of conflict. The Confession captures the entirety of Begg’s story, from his forced confession and testimony as a free man, to his experience as a British Muslim and living the War on Terror. The Confession is a chronicle of the rise of modern jihad, its descent into terror and the disastrous reaction of the West. This film was shortlisted as a nominee for the Grand Jury prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016 and had its theatrical release across cinemas in the UK during the summer of 2016. Since, it has also been nominated in the category Best Documentary for the British Independent Film Awards and the National Film Awards.
A Rogan Productions and BBC Studios production. In this Olympic Imagine Special, One Night in 2012, director Danny Boyle is reunited with the Opening Ceremony creative team to explain the thinking, ambition and challenges that went into creating "The Greatest Show on Earth". One Night in 2012 was broadcast on BBC One, BBC Two & BBC Four in July 2016 and received critical acclaim, trending in the UK on Twitter during its broadcast. One Night in 2012 was nominated for an RTS Award in the Arts category.
A Rogan Productions film directed by John Gutierrez. Year Zero36 follows a group of young Cambodian circus performers as they create a circus and discover the silence shrouding their country’s dark past and how the legacy of genocide has shaped their lives.
of the Masters offers a moving portrait of three of the world's most
dedicated craftsmen in the twilight hours of their careers. Twilight of the Masters has enjoyed screenings across the country and
has been nominated for Best Short Documentary at the
European Film Festival in Lille.
Picturing the Balvenie follows the creative journey embarked on by photographer James Stroud to capture the true spirit of this unique single malt whisky and the extraordinary Speyside distillery that produces it.
The Balvenie and the Morgan Motor Company have built a partnership based on shared values of craftsmanship and a belief in doing things the right way. As part of this, The Balvenie commissioned a Morgan 4-Seat Roadster to be built and to tour the United Kingdom. This promo trailer tells the story of the build of The Balvenie Morgan and some of the people that made it happen. We also produced a short documentary to accompany this promo trailer.
Co-produced by Rogan Productions and the BBC, 'Young, Clever & Libyan' is a 3-part series that was first broadcast on BBC World in July 2015.
The series follows 23 graduates from Benghazi as they embark on a year long management science course at Cambridge University in the UK. The idea is to bring back skills to help build Libya's scientific research base, but as the country descends further into civil war it is unclear what situation they will return to in Libya.
Looking at the world of craft through the eyes of five very different craftspeople, The Intelligent Hand had its global premiere at BAFTA in 2014 and has recently been acquired by Espresso TV for worldwide distribution. The Balvenie Distillery sponsored this documentary in a quest to find out about the true nature of craft around the world.
Short piece of branded entertainment to celebrate David Stewart, who was awarded his MBE medal by a member of the royal family for his services to the whisky industry, making him a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Rogan Productions created a short documentary for Victim Support's 40th year in business. This film captured the impact the organisation's work had on the lives if six victims of crimes, including murder and domestic violence. Rogan Productions also produced this 1-minute film showing the difference the support of the charity made to their lives. Rogan Productions also produced an accompanying 5-minute film interviewing victims.
Rogan Productions created a short documentary for Victim Support's 40th year in business. This film captured the impact the organisation's work had on the lives if six victims of crimes, including murder and domestic violence. Rogan Productions produced a 5-minute documentary interviewing these victims and showing the difference the support of the charity made to their lives. We also produced a short promo trailer for it.
The Balvenie and the Morgan Motor Company have built a partnership based on shared values of craftsmanship and a belief in doing things the right way. As part of this, The Balvenie commissioned a Morgan 4-Seat Roadster to be built and to tour the United Kingdom. This film tells the story of the build of The Balvenie Morgan and some of the people that made it happen. Aside from this short documentary, we also created a promotional trailer.