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.
An Exploration of Chess: our first exploration is focused on chess and will describe how the rich historical tradition and ever-growing global popularity of chess presents a unique opportunity to explore lots of captivating concepts, from the nature of aesthetic appreciation to the evolution of artificial intelligence to applications of social and educational policy to the role of the internet and communications technology, and more. Visit the Exploration of Chess page on this website to find out more.