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Hi there,

I’ve had a very busy summer shooting a television documentary for Aljazeera English.
I can now reveal that it is called My Digital Addiction and it is part of their new autumn Correspondent series. The channel gives each correspondent an opportunity to pitch a story for development into a feature documentary. The Correspondent Series is in it’s third season and this year, Aljazeera are premiering my documentary at the first in the series.
It’s about our addiction to our phones and the internet and features the correspondent, Phil Lavelle, as he explores the topic and undergoes a very unusual digital detox in a camp in California.
It was quite an extraordinary ride shooting it and making a compelling story fit into 48mins.
If you would like to watch it, then tune into Aljazeera English on Sky or Freeview 133 on:
Thursday 6th November 8:00pm GMT
After the show has been broadcast, you can catch it again on their catch-up service
It’s been a huge amount of work and I’ve really enjoyed shooting and editing the film and seeing it come into shape over the last few months.
Many thanks for taking a look and please forward this email onto people you think would benefit from understanding about the modern day addiction we all seem to be suffering from.
Did you know, it’s a chemical addiction? Find out more on Thursday!
Regards  Jonathan

Aljazeera English – My Digital Addiction Trailer from Jonathan Richards on Vimeo.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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