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Release Date:
30 October 2015 (USA) See more »
To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win See more »
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Powerful, challenging, Brilliant See more (3 total) »


Harold Evans ... Himself - Interviewee (as Sir Harold Evans)
Don McCullin ... Himself
Michael Parkinson ... Himself (archive footage)
Sue Ryder ... Herself (archive footage)

Directed by
David Morris 
Jacqui Morris 
Produced by
David Allain .... assistant executive producer
Natasha Dack .... co-executive producer
Harry Donna .... assistant producer
Christian Eisenbeiss .... executive producer
James Gay-Rees .... executive producer
Jess Gormley .... assistant executive producer
Christopher Hird .... executive producer
Steve Milne .... executive producer
David Morris .... producer
Jacqui Morris .... producer
Nikki Parrott .... co-executive producer
Rankin .... executive producer
Original Music by
Alex Baranowski 
Cinematography by
Richard Stewart 
Michael Wood 
Film Editing by
David Fairhead 
Andy McGraw 
Production Management
Helen Bloor .... post coordinator
Steven Forrester .... post-production supervisor
Hockey Gwyneth .... production assistant
Nina Khan .... post-production manager
Gloria Lin .... production assistant
Sound Department
Nicholas Ashe .... dubbing mixer
Simon Bysshe .... additional sound recordist
Steve Cookman .... audio supervisor
Tom Foster .... sound designer
Kim Tae Hak .... effects sound design
Joe Mount .... sound effects editor
Nas Parkash .... dubbing assistant
Rob Saunders .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Eva Arnold .... first assistant camera
Ally Bhatia .... digital rostrum
Nathan Crooker .... additional cinematography
Sara Deane .... additional cinematography
Brian Fawcett .... additional cinematography
Graham Young .... stills rostrum
Charlie Chambers .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Alison Carter .... additional editor
Andy Chambers .... on-line assistant
Mike Curd .... additional colorist
Phil Currie .... assistant editor
Steven Forrester .... first assistant editor
Gareth Parry .... on-line editor
Tim Waller .... colorist
Jamie Welsh .... digital intermediate conform editor
Max Windows .... assistant editor
Location Management
Eley Geoff .... location manager
Music Department
Alex Baranowski .... musician: piano, percussion, mandolin, guitar, programming
Peter Gregson .... musician: cello, electric cello
Iskra .... musician: String Quartet
Underwood James .... musician: violin
Dominik Johnson .... musician: ronroco, mandola, baglama
Other crew
John Bulmer .... additional photography: McCullin in Cyprus
Tilley Jimmy .... title design
Peter Leibing .... additional photography: Conrad Schumann
Clive Limpkin .... additional photography: McCullin in Northern Ireland
Kennedy Stephen .... title design
Mark George .... special thanks
Phillip Knightley .... special thanks
Sharon McNab .... special thanks
Tanya Phegan .... special thanks
Hilary Roberts .... special thanks
David Sington .... special thanks

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Additional Details

91 min

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Don McCullin explained how he began to hate being known as a great 'war photographer' as to him, being a war photographer was no different to being a mercenarySee more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Powerful, challenging, Brilliant, 8 November 2013
Author: Filmsploitation The Film Podcast from United Kingdom

The Review: To be honest I have a soft spot for documentaries in general (despite my reputation as a lover a tat & blockbusters). So whilst I'm often impressed, I'm rarely wowed. But with a powerful story and captivating subject matter, Mccullin managed to do just that. And more.

The story: Celebrated photographer Don McCullin worked for The Sunday Times from 1966 to 1983, at a time when the newspaper was widely recognised as being at the cutting edge of international investigative photo-journalism. During that period he covered wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent: from civil war in Cyprus, the war in Vietnam and the man-made famine in Biafra to the plight of the homeless in swinging sixties London.

Simply put McCullin is one of the most interesting films I have seen this year and certainly one of my top 5 favourite documentaries of all time.

Don McCullin is a fascinating subject from the start, open and honest about his time on the front line yet haunted by what he has seen and done (or not), a personal conflict the filmmakers capture perfectly.

McCullin arrives care of the producers of Award winning Senna. Which gives a long way to explaining the style the film takes and the successes it shares. A near perfect mix of archive footage, contemporary interview, and (naturally) his photographic work to tell a story that spans not just decades but some of the bloodiest and most heinous moments of modern history, all captured in their horrific detail by McCullin and in turn the filmmakers. And be warned this film shows some of the most horrific and disturbing of these images, from dying children to the true horrors of conflict, making it at times a very unsettling watch.

A run time that doesn't allow the film to hang around, backed up by some excellent editing make this technically interesting as well but none of this would count for anything (much like Senna before it) without the man at it's core.

So a brilliant, captivating film of a brilliant and captivating man and one of my Top 5 (maybe 3 ) films of 2013 so far.

A must see.

Reviewed By: Phil Hobden

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