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The Other Fellow

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

1953. 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.

2023. Seventy years after the publication of the first Bond novel and as all eyes turn to who could be the seventh 007, 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 WWII past to 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.

"It wasn't what I expected at all. There are some stories in it that as they reveal themselves, you will find genuinely astonishing, surprising, uplifting and funny. It absolutely fulfils that thing, I think, where a really good documentary makes you really interested in something you didn't know you were interested in." - Mark Kermode
The Other Fellow - Official Trailer (2023) James Bond Documentary
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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 FestivalCalifornia, 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 Award

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

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: Zoltán Kadnár

Dubbing Mixer: Miles Sullivan

Colourist: Nigel Tadyanehondo

Production Company: The Other Fellow Limited and Jante Films

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