British Council 2014

20-22 October 2014

David Puttnam, Film Producer and Educator, and his son Sacha Puttnam, award-winning composer, 

David Puttnam spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, and Bugsy Malone. His films have won ten Oscars, 25 Baftas and the Palme D'Or at Cannes.  He also has strong ties with education and was chairman of the National Film and Television School for 10 years. 

His son, Sacha, is a multi-award winning composer with wide ranging experience from orchestral to rock & electronica. He has composed and arranged music for movies, television, radio, video games & live events; as well as platinum selling albums.

David and Sacha brought an exciting Smart Talk to China, featuring performance and film clips, and demonstrating the power of music and the visual arts.