State Of (Non) Play


As I expected, nothing is happening. Two weeks ago (on the Saturday) Ibrahim promised me the scaffolding would arrive the next day. It did not. Last Sunday (he was here in Doha), he promised it would "be here today or tomorrow". Again, on the Monday, Ibrahim promised it would "be here today or tomorrow". And …

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Days We Have Been Ready To Build & ATG’s Lies


The situation so far... So 52 days ready to build and no money to pay for anything. Nada. Zilch. Specifics are as follows; Build caves - told Production 7 weeks and 3 days ago we were ready to build. Submitted quote for scaffolding. Scaffolding is needed to build the platforms the caves will sit on. …

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It’s Being Processed…


I've been trying to avoid saying or thinking it, but I think we've reached the point where I have to accept that we will never film in Qatar. If anywhere at all. It's been six weeks (around Sept 19th) since we first presented quotes to ATP for scaffolding so we could begin work on the caves …

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Nothing New?


A lot has happened. Then again, it has not. Chris quit. Smithers quit. Andrew quit. Someone new called Terry Royce started. And not long after, he quit. We moved offices. I got promoted to designer. And I haven't been paid properly since. The Art Dept recruited a whole load more new staff, but no money …

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Chris Quits – Part 2


Today wasn't off to the brightest start. Chris had told ATP he was quitting and heading back to London on Friday (tomorrow). Dominic Smithers had booked his flight for this evening. Terry was determined to go and he told Ray to start phoning around for new jobs. I'd also heard that ATP were combing through …

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