Meet the Production Team for ‘May You Go Laughing’.

Executive Producer David Nicholas Wilkinson is Chairman of Guerilla Films and a Producer and Distributor with over 47 years experience in the film business. His recent credits include Executive Producer on the award winning documentary ‘All the Wild Horses‘ (Galway Film Festival ‘Best International Feature Documentary’ 2017) ‘How to Change the World’ (Sundance, Hot Docs & Grierson Awards 2016); and Producer and Director on the critically acclaimed documentary ‘The First Film.’ In addition to his role on May You Go Laughing, David is currently producing and directing the documentary Postcards from the 48%.

May You Go Laughing is Produced and Directed by Dishevelled Films’ Miriam Day. A directing graduate of the UK’s National Film and Television School, Miriam worked as a Script Editor before moving into journalism and documentary and has 30 years experience of working in the Media. Her long standing professional interest in the ‘Middle East’ along with her love of Dalyan, which she has visited over 20 times in the last 14 years, informed her decision to make a feature documentary about the Dalyan Delta and the people who live there.

Associate Producer Atakan Soruc worked for many years as a ‘fixer’ in Istanbul before moving to Dalyan. Atakan joined the crew in April 2016. He is helping to fund raise for the documentary and also works on the pre-production and logistics of location filming. Atakan is the point of contact for enquiries about the production in Turkey and is also featured in the documentary.

Director of Photography Nigel Kinnings has travelled all over the world, from Borneo to Siberia, filming cultural, wildlife and travel programmes. His credits include 20 programmes in the award winning Lonely Planet / Globe Trekker series, numerous programmes for Discovery & National Geographic, and 5 series of the BAFTA nominated Animal Antics. You can see some of Nigel’s work here.

Sound Recordist Rory Smith has a background as a field recordist and has collected his own a library of ambient and natural sounds. Rory has worked on both drama and documentaries as a location sound recordist. He is currently completing a Diploma in Production Sound at the UK’s prestigious National Film and Television School. You can hear some of Rory’s recordings here.

Assistant Editor Billie Eliot Turner studied Theatre and Film at the University of Bristol, followed by an MA in Documentary Production at The University of the West of England. Here she focussed on camera and editing, cutting a series of documentary portraits of artists in the Bristol area. Billie has been to Dalyan four times.

Production Assistant Adela Ryle has a Diploma in Journalism and has worked as a Logistics and Production Manager at the South By Southwest Festival, Texas, and Brighton’s Great Escape. She joined the crew on location in August and September 2017. Adela has been to Dalyan many times.

Caroline Wildi is a professional actress and storyteller and a long term creative collaborator with the director, Miriam Day. Caroline joined the crew in February/March 2017 as Assistant to the Director. Caroline came to Dalyan for her her honeymoon.