Samarkand is mentioned in a CNN article about wonderful Greg Williams being named as the BAFTA inaugural Photographer in Residence. So the (golden) journey to Samarkand continues, yay..!
The photographer and his artist brother, Olly Williams, are currently in the midst of writing and directing their first feature film about post-traumatic stress disorder, something Williams suffered with after being in Sierra Leone, Burma and Chechnya. Describing it as a cathartic experience, the film, entitled Samarkand, is going to be about a British SAS veteran trying to get his life back after a traumatic experience. Tom Hardy, who Williams has photographed on numerous occasions, is to play the lead.