In 1981 at age of 12, aspiring film producers Paul Blackthorne and John Arney first conceived TW Productions whilst sitting on the roof of John’s house in a small town in Oxfordshire England. Happy to bide their time patiently waiting for the ‘right’ project they are now proud to present their first offering: This American Journey
Paul Blackthorne / Director, Producer
Paul Blackthorne has lived in America for 10 years. This is his first time directing a film, however as an accomplished actor he has featured in many American tv shows including, The River, Lipstick Jungle, The Dresden Files, 24, ER and Deadwood along with the current hit show Arrow. He also featured in the Bollywood epic Lagaan and the Robert Zemeckis film A Christmas Carol.
Mister Basquali / Producer
Mister Basquali is a highly accomplished Australian photographer, he has exhibited his work all over the world. He too has lived in America for 10 years and is now residing in Brooklyn running his organic cafe Smooch. It was in this cafe that Blackthorne mentioned to Basquali he was thinking about driving across America and interviewing people. Basquali told Blackthorne he liked the idea and that he and his cameras would come along.
T Woody Richman / Editor, Producer
T Woody Richman has edited many documentaries including the Oscar nominated films How to Survive a Plague, Trouble the Water, Fahrenheit 911 and also Capitalism; A Love Story. Having watched footage from the shoot he declared: "As an African American native American Jew I have to edit this film".
Elisa Pugliese / Producer
Elisa Pugliese has developed and produced a number of indie features including Nanette Burstein’s award winning doc American Teen and August with Josh Hartnett, Adam Scott, Rip Torn and David Bowie (both of which had Sundance premieres in ’08). She also produced The Cake Eaters; directed by Mary Masterson, starring Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern, and worked with Doug Liman as a supervisor on his film Fair Game with Sean Penn and Naomi Waitts.
Cameron Fletcher Murphy / Producer
Cameron Fletcher Murphy came from the record business and has produced many commercials. He is currently writing a TV pilot and a children’s book along with writing and producing This American Journey.
John Arney / Executive Producer
John Arney is the founder and managing partner of Arie Capital partners; a leading European investment firm. In between international business deals John also provided excellent tea and cakes for the production team.