A FILM BY MATTHEW BAUER

Bonds. James Bonds.

An energetic exploration of male identity via the lives, personalities, and adventures of a diverse band of men, real men across the globe all sharing the same name - James Bond.

1952. Jamaica. When author Ian Fleming needs a name for his suave, sophisticated secret agent, he steals one from an unaware birdwatcher and creates a pop-culture phenomenon about the ultimate fictional alpha-male.

2022. It is the year of 007’s sixtieth anniversary onscreen and Australian filmmaker Matthew Bauer is on a global mission to discover the lasting, contrasting and very personal impacts of sharing such an identity with James Bond.

From a Swedish 007 super-fan with a WWII past, a gay New York theatre director, an African American Bond accused of murder, and two resilient women caught up in it all, Bauer’s cinematic mission is an audacious, poignant, and insightful examination of masculinity, gender, and race in the very real shadows of a movie icon.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born and raised in Australia on a diet of Bond films, labyrinthine thrillers and Errol Morris documentaries, Matt attended NYU/Tisch and completed his Masters in Directing under the tutelage of Oliver Stone and Todd Solondz. 

His interest in film grew in high school where he made a run of several short films including SURVEILLANCE a queer take on Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW – and mockumentary, FAKES.

Matt is a proud LGBTQ+ filmmaker and has a unique worldview expressed in his films. He is developing his second feature documentary ETHANOL and a TV series about the 1972 Moroccan royal jet attack.

THE OTHER FELLOW is his feature documentary debut.

CONTACT

MATTHEW BAUER | DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
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+447721401007

MICHELLE BRØNDUM | PRODUCER / SALES
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+447730482765