The Times and Sunday Times have collaborated with several independent UK directors to create a collection of films which celebrate the ‘historical and cultural’ impact of the newspapers.
The Unquiet Film Series is the first time The Times, which first launched in 1785, and The Sunday Times, which debuted in 1822, have committed their stories to film and explored the values, beliefs and behaviours of its journalists and readers.
The project will see nine films created in total, with the first four films – Power of Words, Question Everything, Photojournalism and Times New Roman – released today. The remaining films will be released over the next few months.
Power of Words
Power of Words film stars Times writers Caitlin Moran, Ben Macintyre and Matthew Parris and explores the journalists’ relationship with words. It was directed by Channel 4’s Liz Unna. The project is the result of a collaboration between The Times publisher News UK, creative agency Grey London, production company Betsy Works and Creative and Commercials Director, Phil Lind.Nick Stringer, director of marketing communications at News UK, commented: “Great journalism can take up a cause, drive change and influence an effect. The Times and The Sunday Times have always strived to be an agent of change and their restless journalism has led to the telling of some of the most important stories in history.
Times New Roman
“This series of films, crafted by some of the very best filmmakers and producers, are a demonstration of the values that have always underpinned our titles and shape what they are today. We hope they serve to surprise, entertain and leave people wanting more.”Grey London’s in-house digital agency GreyPossible, and How Splendid created ForeverUnquiet.co.uk, which will host The Unquiet Film Series and additional content including director cuts and behind-the-scenes footage, all free-to-access.