Our experiences with Ideas Roadshow have convinced us that top-level international scholars are, on the whole, a drastically underused resource, as most are very willing to freely offer their views on a wide number of issues so long as they are convinced that the knowledge they provide will not be distorted to support some agenda. This insight, combined with a detailed appreciation of the impact of rapid advances in camera and editing technology, leads to unprecedented opportunities for the creation of a wide range of uniquely engaging, professional-quality, ideas-driven films.
While we are keen to make many films across many different topics in many different formats, the common denominator linking all Ideas on Film projects is a determination to consistently use the power of film to faithfully portray the range of expert perspectives on the topic at hand rather than convince the viewer of any particular position.
Explorations: By calling our films “explorations” rather than “documentaries”, we highlight our determination to objectively investigate intriguing ideas from a number of different perspectives in order to build a uniquely comprehensive and compelling picture of the key issues involved.
Machiavelli: An Exploration will be our first exploration focused on explicitly harnessing a wealth of expert insights to produce a comprehensive portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli from a wide variety of overlapping perspectives.
Visit the Machiavelli: An Exploration page on this website to find out more.