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Taken to the Edge: Andrew Hinton

Inspired to travel to India by a bank manager using his position to bring about social change, the documentarian Andrew Hinton kept returning to find stories and people who inspired him. He spent 18 days living on a train to document the Jagriti Yatra and met a paperboy in Jamshedpur who he followed for a day, creating a short film which won a Vimeo Documentary Award. Hinton's best-known work is Tashi and the Monk. The story of a new arrival at a remote children’s community in the foothills of the Himalayas won an Emmy for Outstanding Short Documentary.


Andrew Hinton was speaking as part of the Cloud Edge speaker series. The ultra-limited edition Cloud Edge was made to push boundaries. The series features pioneers from a variety of fields that are taking their craft to the Edge. 

Q&A: Andrew Hinton


Where do you find your inspiration, your Edge?

Recently I found inspiration to take up running again from watching Tim Don (the athlete I’ve been making a film about) recovering from a terrible injury.


To what do you attribute your success?

Whatever success I’ve had has come when I’ve followed the call and committed fully.



What role does running / physical exercise play in your life?

I just finished a three-week training program to improve my 5k and broke 25 mins for the first time!


What advice would you give to someone looking to take their work to the edge?

Follow your intuition, it will never lead you astray.