Documentary - The Other Fellow

"This never happened to..." Bulldog Film Distribution have announced that The Other Fellow, a documentary about real people named James Bond, opens in select cinemas and on-demand from May 19th...

Press Release

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.

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.

The entertaining, fascinating and thought-provoking documentary looking at real people around the world called James Bond is directed by Matthew Bauer and co-written by Bauer and Rene van Pannevis. It was BIFA-longlisted last year and has received acclaim and awards in a festival run including Doc Edge, Dinard, Austin and most recently at Docville.

It is directed by Matthew Bauer, a proud LGBTQ+ filmmaker and has a unique worldview expressed in his films. Born and raised in Australia on a diet of Bond films, labyrinthine thrillers and Errol Morris documentaries, Matt attended NYU/Tisch and completed his Masters in Directing under the tutelage of Oliver Stone and Todd Solondz.

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