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2022 | 1h 20 min. | Documentary, Drama, Comedy | UK


A film about men, real men. Named James Bond.


An energetic exploration of male identity via the lives, personalities, and adventures of a diverse band of men, real men across the globe all sharing the same name – James Bond.

1952. Jamaica. When author Ian Fleming needs a name for his suave, sophisticated secret agent, he steals one from an unaware birdwatcher and creates a pop-culture phenomenon about the ultimate fictional alpha male.

2022. It is the year of 007’s sixtieth anniversary onscreen and Australian filmmaker Matthew Bauer is on a global mission to discover the lasting, contrasting and very personal impacts of sharing such an identity with James Bond.

From a Swedish 007 super-fan with a Nazi past, a gay New York theatre director, an African American Bond accused of murder, and two resilient women caught up in it all, Bauer’s cinematic mission is an audacious, poignant, and insightful examination of masculinity, gender, and race in the very real shadows of a movie icon.

The Other Fellow - Poster


Director: Matthew Bauer

Producers: Michelle Brøndum and Matthew Bauer
Screenwriters: Matthew Bauer and
 Rene van Pannevis

Director of Photography: Kiran Chitanvis and Jamie Touche

Editor: Lesley Posso

Composer: Alastair McNamara

Sound Designer: Miles Sullivan and Zoltán Kadnár

Colourist: Nigel Tadyanehondo

Production Company: The Other Fellow Limited and Jante Films


Kinshasa International Film Festival, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2023 - Official Selection 
AegeanDocs, Greece 2023 - Official Selection

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Ohio, US 2023 - Official Selection

Shetland Screenplay Film Festival, UK 2023 - Official Selection

National Film Awards, UK 2023 - Nominated for Best Documentary

DOCVILLE, Belgium 2023 - Official Selection

Alameda International Film Festival, California, US 2023 - Official Selection

San Francisco IndieFest, California, US 2023 - Official Selection

Dok Film Fest, Serbia 2023 - Closing Night Film

BIFA, UK 2022 - Longlisted for Best Documentary Breakthrough Director

Austin Film Festival, Austin, US 2022 - Nominated for Documentary Feature Jury


Dinard Festival du Film Britannique, France 2022 - Official Selection

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Australia 2022 - Official Selection

Doc Edge International Film Festival, New Zealand 2022 - Opening Night Film, Finalist for Best International Feature and Winner of And... Action category

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