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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Ibrahim’s Response … And Mine …


Ibrahim did not like my whiteboard note. Of course he did not. It's too spot on. And could cause a world of trouble for ATP if I keep it up. Here's what he said. Here's my response; Of course, I'm bullshitting. I know fine well that Ibrahim is blaming us and that he is utterly …

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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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Email To Chris Richmond


On way to recce today. I just sent this email to the designer, Chris Richmond. From what I have been told, ATG's contract with the financiers clearly states "Medinah" crew cannot work on other shows. Hasn't stopped them though. They do it all the time. Email as follows:- Off to do recce today. No scaffolder …

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