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Journey & truth
Galvanize

Galvanize

It's been an exciting week here, with plenty of good news to share.  First of all, we've just confirmed screenings of 'Sisters For Sale' at not one but two great film festivals, on opposite sides of the planet. These will be the Australian and European premieres for...

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Crunch time

Crunch time

'The Human, Earth Project' has now been running for over five and a half years.  While many of its participants have been paid, I've never received anything from the project but the most basic living expenses - averaging less than $25 a day, and sometimes as little as...

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Into the music

Into the music

Imagine you're a painter. For years, you've been labouring away on one huge canvas, pouring your heart and soul into it.  Suddenly another artist - someone you barely know - enters the studio and starts painting all over your work. You don't know which brushes,...

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Preparation for launch

Preparation for launch

I have two very special surprises for you today.  It has taken more time than expected to finish our feature documentary, 'Sisters For Sale', and you've all been waiting very patiently.  Today I want to give you a special sneak peek at what we've been working on. I'm...

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The masterplan

The masterplan

I have something very special to share with you in the coming week. Today I want to give you a glimpse at what's been happening behind the scenes, to give you a better idea of where we've come from, and where we're going.  Ten years ago today, I began my first journey...

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Pro-dialogue

Pro-dialogue

This post isn't about our work against human trafficking - it's more important than that, and it affects us all, so please take a moment to read it through.  We're living in a deeply divided world.  Politically, I identify as a liberal, as do most of my friends. We...

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Keep the dream alive

Keep the dream alive

Incredibly, it has now been five years since I left full-time work to pursue 'The Human, Earth Project'. It was five years ago this week that I received my final paycheck.  At the time, I imagined the project would unfold in a very predictable way. I'd spend six...

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Talking ’bout a revolution

Talking ’bout a revolution

It's a time of great change behind the scenes here at 'The Human, Earth Project', and I'm excited to share some really big news with you today.  Six months ago, I called for volunteers to help me promote the project. That call was answered by Melissa Adams, Katie...

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Things left unsaid

Things left unsaid

I have some very exciting news for you today - but first, I want to answer the question on everyone's lips.  In recent months, many of you have been asking what's happening with our feature documentary, 'Sisters For Sale'. Perhaps you saw my blog posts last August and...

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Better together

Better together

I'm very pleased to announce a new partnership between 'The Human, Earth Project' and GoPhilanthropic, a fantastic US-based organisation involved in raising awareness and funds for charitable organisations around the globe.  This is the first of several partnerships I...

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We the people

We the people

I've been quiet lately, but there's been a lot happening behind the scenes here with 'The Human, Earth Project'. Poster competition Last month I announced a little competition to win the first-ever print of either the "mother's love" or "sunset glow" poster design. To...

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Don’t stop believing

Don’t stop believing

This is the most fascinating moment in the last several years of my work on 'The Human, Earth Project'. There are really exciting things now happening behind the scenes; some I've spoken about previously, and some I've only hinted at. Five years ago, when it began,...

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Eyes on the prize

Eyes on the prize

Last week I asked for your opinion on the four 'Sisters For Sale' poster designs, and which one you would choose. In the past three days, over 100 people have responded: some with a simple vote, others with a thoughtful analysis of the designs, and I want to thank you...

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For real

For real

Today I have a little surprise, a special prize, and a question for you. Over the past nine months, I've shared two very different poster designs for our feature documentary, 'Sisters For Sale'. The first - the cinematic poster - shows a desperate yet defiant young...

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Darker than blue

Darker than blue

Last month I unveiled a brand new 'Sisters For Sale' poster design, and offered the first ever print to whoever could decipher its meaning. The design was shared via my blog, the front page of Imgur, and (thanks to our amazing promotion team of Melissa Adams, Katie...

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Introducing the band

Introducing the band

It's hard to overstate the impact a strong piece of music can have in a film. The right music provides an audience with a guide to help navigate the emotional complexities of a story. The repetition, combination and variation of particular melodies and instruments...

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