Arrested Development


It's been a month since I made an entry in this blog. The truth is that it is exhausting enough having to deal with this company never mind having to have to write about it afterwards. Currently we are in Doha, Qatar. We arrived on Saturday and already the rot has begun to set in. Yesterday, I …

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And The Crisis Just Keeps On Rolling (Unlike Our Cameras)


There's been lots of discussion today. Turns out the reason Chris was not in the office is because he was on Skype all morning to Ahmed who continues to be very angry. Ahmed is insisting that it is the studio who are insisting the production move to Qatar. I feel strongly that the focus should …

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Jordan or Qatar

Do The Right Thing!


Yesterday's meeting lasted over two-and-a-half hours. It revolved around two things; Ahmed's decision to move to Qatar. Where we shoot episode 12 and why. Ahmed has apparently insisted the whole production be moved to Qatar with the intention of filming episode 12 in October. He does not seem to understand that this is not possible. …

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Qatar = 1 Jordan = 0


Everyone is despondent. Simon and Chris got back from a meeting with Talal. Chris has had an email from Ahmed. Issam has spoken to Ahmed. All the ATP bullshit has finally gotten to Ahmed and he has gone on the warpath. He is now insisting the whole shoot move to Qatar. Three months of prep for …

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To Doha Or Not To Doha?


I was ill yesterday so didn't go into work. Not that anything would be happening. Today was supposed to be crunch day. After listening to Ibrahim promise repeatedly last week that timber, steel, tools and consumables would be delivered last Thursday, then Saturday, then Sunday, today nothing had arrived. So I went to see Ibrahim …

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