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THE OTHER FELLOW
UK feature doc, 2022

BOND, JAMES BONDS. CAN ANYONE EVER LIVE UP TO THAT NAME?

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.

Director: Matthew Bauer

Producers: Matthew Bauer, Michelle Brøndum, Gerald JC Crump, Jennifer Eriksson Costa Vakas, Jasper Knight (Exec.), Julian Meagher (Exec.)
Screenwriters: 
Matthew Bauer & Rene van Pannevis

Director of Photography: Kiran Chitanvis

Production Designer: Laetitia Gangotena

Editor: Lesley Posso

Composer: Alastair McNamara

Sound Designer: Miles Sullivan & Zoltán Kadnár

Production Company: The Other Fellow Limited & Jante Films

festivals & awards

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