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Our production


We have had the pleasure to work with; Maya Zinshtein, Ali Al-Arian, Rob Lemkin, Gordon Main, Mahdi Fleifel, and Brett Wallace.

tv shows

We are working in the television space with documentary and original procedural series.

film festivals

Our films have been screened at over 100 film festivals, including Toronto, Cannes, and BFI London.

film awards

Our films have won numerous awards, including an Emmy award in 2016.


We aim to create an environment where being wrong is as accepted as being correct, a place that supports the freedom to take risks, knowing that the edges of our work are where the most remarkable success lies.


We’re deeply drawn toward projects that give us, and the audience, a greater understanding of the world we live in

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Inside Out Films is an independent and enterprising production company built around a global community of filmmakers, operating out of the UK and South Africa.

  1. tv series

    The Council

    written by Carne Ross

    A procedural series set within the little known, yet vivid, international world of one of the globes most significant institutions – the United Nations. A contemporary story told through the eyes of a British diplomat working in the UN headquarters in New York City.

  2. independent feature film


    Hailed as one of the most secretive, unsolved, unjust aspects of the British empire. “Chagos” in a feature film set around the highly controversial US Army base situated on the Chagos Archipelago.

  3. independent feature documentary

    London Recruits

    directed by Gordon Main

    London Recruits is an upcoming documentary film about the true story of the young men and women who undertook clandestine missions for the ANC during apartheid South Africa. Kept secret for over 40 years, their part in the long struggle for freedom can finally be told.

  4. feature documentary supported by BFI, Doc Society & BBC

    African Apocalypse

    featuring and co-written by Femi Nylander

    “African Apocalypse” is directed by Rob Lemkin and produced by Geoff Arbourne, David Upshal and Rob Lemkin. Cinematography by Claude Garnier ASC and edited by multi-award-winning editor David Charap.

    The film had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2020.

  5. feature documentary for Netflix & BBC Storyville

    Forever Pure

    directed by Maya Zinshtein

    “Forever Pure” is set in January, 2013. A secretive transfer deal transported two Muslim players into the heart of Israel and the Jewish oriented Beitar Jerusalem F.C., leading to the most racist campaign in Israeli sport. One season and one football team in crisis, as power, money and politics fuel a club spiralling out of control.

  6. feature documentary

    Beitar Jerusalem

    directed by Maya Zinshtein

    “Beitar Jerusalem” is a symbol of rightwing Israel. But in 2012-2013 the club signed two Chechen Muslim players, enraging Beitar’s hardcore fans, La Familia, some of whom sing of being racist. Some of Israel’s political leaders find La Familia embarrassing. But do they simply reflect a wider problem facing Israel – a polarised society? Guardian link



    short doc for Abahlali baseMjondolo

    Tin Can Town is set in June 2010, as the football World Cup finally arrived in Africa. Thousands of families already living in dire straits were brutally sentenced to a life of poverty, as they were evicted to tin shacks miles from their homes, hidden from the television screens and the worlds media attention. Tin Can Town follows local residents through police brutality, family separation, and their struggle to reclaim the peoples game.

  7. short doc

    Seeds of Discontent

    “Seeds of discontent” is short documentary produced for the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Released less than a week before the UN Committee for World Food Security meets in Rome, this film gives a compelling visual portrait of how investment by private financial players can undermine food security and human rights in developing countries.

meet us

inside out's production team

Our only criteria is that each new project offers a new challenge, a new development. Often controversial, always provocative, our films stands as our statement of intent

Geoff Arbourne


Jacintha de Nobrega


Lyda Fernanda Forero


Richard Baskott