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Production Teams and Contractors

1001 Inventions has evolved and developed from humble beginnings into a global education brand thanks to the hard work of over 300 individuals and support of millions of fans from around the world. 

The list below shows only the current team leading the main activities of 1001 Inventions and does not represent the countless contributions of those many people who have supported in the past years.

Current Team:
 

  • Producer and Director - Ahmed Salim
  • Head of Marketing & Public Relations - Junaid Bhatti
  • Head of Operations and Producer - Shaza Shannan
  • U.S. Producer - Yasir Kahf
  • Events, Exhibitions Producer - Naz Kabir
  • Financial Manager - Dinesh Mehta
  • Middle East Producer - Omar Shabaan
  • Middle East Senior Project Manager - Yasmine Hammad
  • Licensing - Sarah Wynn
  • Film Producer - David Pope
  • Merchandise and Sales - Emily Kaminski
  • Artist and Illustrator - Ali Amro
  • Content Editor - Rebecca Mileham
  • Production Manager - Scott Alexander
  • Exhibition Production Supervisor - Luke Jones
  • Exhibition Logistics Manager - Mahmoud Mors
  • Webmaster - Cem Nizamoglu
  • Graphics - Inspiral Design
  • Exhibition Construction - Beck Interiors
  • Film Production - The Edge Picture Company, Blink Studios, PPC
  • Legal Counsel - Norton Rose
  • Audio Visual Hardware - Atlas AV
  • Audio Visual Software - Spiral, Horseshoeshape, Science Projects, Arc Stream AV
  • Model and Exhibit Development - RAE Models, Autodromo, Codsteaks
  • Specialist Electrics - SI Electrical
  • Graphic Production - Service Graphics, Four Graphics
  • Exhibition Graphic Design - Studio HB, Inspiral Design Ltd
  • Exhibition Illustrator - Rosey Taylor, Ali Amro
  • Memorabilia Production - Signature Trading Ltd
  • Shipping and logistics - PS Forwarding and EFM Worldwide
     

Organisations and Partners

Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC)

The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) is the global academic and knowledge partner for 1001 Inventions. FSTC is an international network of historians, scientists, engineers, educationalists and museum professionals working to popularise awareness of the historic roots of science. By highlighting role models from the past and how their achievements and inventions live on in the modern world, FSTC aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Further information is available on FSTC's popular website FSTC.org.uk.
 

  • President - Prof. Salim TS Al-Hassani
  • Chairman - Prof. Mohamed El-Gomati
  • General Manager - Ian Kendrick
  • Trustees - Peter Fell, Ian Fenn, Muhammad Hafiz, Zeki Poyraz
  • Production Manager - Yassir Salem
  • Curriculum Enrichment for the Future (CE4tf) - Dr. Anne-Maria Brennan and Ayshah Ismail
  • Administration and Accounting - Margaret Morris, Kath Cassidy and Samina Yassir

Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives

Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI) is the global strategic partner for the 1001 Inventions brand. ALJCI is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the ALJ Group, which is a Toyota automobiles distributor in 13 different countries. ALJCI plans and operates numerous global programs, such as poverty-alleviation initiatives, artistic and educational projects and technology innovation grants, including a long history of scholarships for students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

For more information please visit ALJCI website:
www.aljci.org

 


Content Devolopment and Contributors

For a full list of Academic Sources, References and Manuscripts used in 1001 Inventions visit: http://www.1001inventions.com/REFERENCES
 

  • Chief Editor - Prof. Salim TS Al-Hassani
  • Head of Content - Professor Mohammed Abbatouy
  • Team Leader and Project Manager - Shaza Shannan
  • Exhibition Content Editor - Rebecca Mileham
  • English Book Content Editors - Dr. Rabah Saoud and Elizabeth Woodcock
  • Turkish Book Content Editors - Prof. Talip Alp and Prof. Salim Ayduz
  • Head of Translation - Adil Salahi
  • Research and Manuscript Verification - Kaouther Chatioui
  • Historical Verification - Professor Rabie Abdel Halim
  • Content Editor - Ghinwa Mamari
  • Editorial Assistant - Margaret Morris
  • Content Editor - Diana Eldaly-Rookledge
  • Scripts Editor - Hooda Shawa

Content Contributors and Consultants (In alphabetical order):  

  • Professor Mohammed Abattouy, University of Mohammed VI (History of Science)
  • Dr. Silke Ackerman, The British Museum (Astronomy& Devices)
  • Dr. Subhi Al-Azzawi, Architect, Kent (Architecture and environment)
  • HRH Princess Wijdan Al-Hashemi, Amman (Art and Islamic coins)
  • Abdel Aziz Al-Jaraki, Architect, Damascus, (Water Clocks)
  • Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Surrey University, (Science)
  • Dr. Munim Al-Rawi, Dublin (Geology)
  • Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan, Oxford (Geopolitical History)
  • Professor Salim Ayduz, Istanbul Medeniyet University (Ottoman Science)
  • Professor Atilla Bir, Istanbul University (History of Science)
  • Dr. Anne-Maria Brennan, London South Bank University (Ecology)
  • Lee Bryant, Headshift, London (Social Media)
  • Professor Charles Burnett, The Warburg Institute, London (History of Science)
  • Professor Sami Chalhoub, Institute of History of Arab Science, Aleppo (History of Maths)
  • Maurice I Coles, Curriculum Enrichment, Birmingham (Education Systems)
  • Mariane Cutler, ASE, UK (Education)
  • Professor Nabila Dawood, University of Baghdad (History of Science)
  • Dr. Okasha El Daly, FSTC, UK (Egyptology)
  • Professor M El-Gomati, OBE, York University, Uk (History of Optics)
  • Dr. Mahbub Gani, Kings College London (Mathematics and numbers)
  • Professor S M Ghazanfar, Idaho University, US (Economics, Muslim Spain)
  • Trevor E Hilder, Nail Soup Ltd, UK (Applied Philosophy)
  • Bettany Hughes, London (History, Media)
  • Philippa Hulme, London, (Education)
  • Dr. Zohor Idrisi, FSTC, UK (Agriculture and Codes)
  • Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, OIC, IRCICA, Istanbul (History of Science)
  • Ayshah Ismael, CE4TF, UK (Curriculum Enrichment)
  • Dr. Abdul Nasser Kaadan, Institute of History of Arab Science, Aleppo (Medicine)
  • Paul Keeler, Golden Web, Cambridge (Routes of Science)
  • Mohammed Kujja, Archaeological Society, Syria, (Andalusia &Syria)
  • Professor Mustafa Mawaldi, Institute of History of Arab Science, Aleppo (History of Science)
  • Professor Sabah Mushatat, Wolverhampton University (Islamic Architecture)
  • Professor Roshdi Rashed, CNRS, Paris (History of Science)
  • Dr. Geoffrey Roper, Cambridge University Library, (bibliographical and print history)
  • Adil Salahi, London (Islamic History, Translation)
  • Professor George Saliba, Colombia University, US (History of Astronomy)
  • Dr. Rabah Saoud, MHC, Dubai (Architecture, Town Planning)
  • Professor Nil Sari, Istanbul University (Ottoman Medicine)
  • Dr Charles Savage, Knowledge Era Enterprises, Munich ( Knowledge Economy)
  • Professor Emilie Savage-Smith, University of Oxford (Medicine and Astronomy)
  • Professor Sevim Tekeli, Ankara, Turkey (Engineering and Mapping)
  • Dr. Ibrahim Shaikh, FSTC, UK (Surgery)
  • Sali Shahsivari, Al-Furqan Foundation, London (Balkans Heritage)
  • Dr. Rim Turkmani, Imperial College and Medicine, London (Astronomy)
  • Professor Mick Waters,Wolverhampton University, (Educational Systems) 

The Film: 1001 Inventions and The Library of Secrets

Cast and Crew

  • Al Jazari and Librarian - Ben Kingsley
  • Danny - James Holly
  • Isabella - Courtney George
  • Luke  - Rhiann Connor
  • Ibn Al-Haytham - Stewart Scudamore
  • Abbas Ibn Firnas - Andrew Bridgmont
  • Al-Zahrawi - Nicholas Khan
  • Al Lijli Al-Astrulabi - Tara Jaffar
  • Teacher - Samantha Edmonds 

Kiosk Film Cast

  • Fatima Al-Fihri - Elif Yesil
  • Sinan - Dimitri Andreas 

Crew

  • Producer - Ahmed Salim
  • Director - Alan Deakins
  • Producer for Edge Picture Company - Andrew Hardwick
  • Executive Producers - Phil Blundell, Ahmed Salim
  • Writer - Thomas Fickling
  • Music Composer - Robert Hartshorne
  • Costume Designer - Camille Benda
  • Casting Director - Carl Proctor
  • 1st Assistant Director - Marco Ciglia
  • Production Manager/2nd Assistant Director - Cher Brighton
  • Production Assistant/3rd Assistant Director - Zakiya Petty
  • Set Runners - Lucas Motion, Euan Blundell, Jo Dixon, Dan Cunningham
  • Director of Photography - Robin Fox
  • Focus Puller - Gary Rogers
  • Digital Imaging Technician - James Stormer
  • Camera Assistant - Dan Struthers 
  • Gaffer - Jonathan Spencer
  • Sparks - Ricky Collins -John Whickman
  • Generator Operator - Steve Cortie
  • Sound Recordist - Andy Paddon
  • Boom Operator - Robin Gerrard
  • 3rd Sound Assistant - Alan MacFeely
  • Sound Mixer - Nick Roberts 
  • Make Up Designer to Ben Kingsley - Ann Buchanan
  • Make Up & Hair Designer - Karen Evans
  • Make Up & Hair Assistant - Sophie Cox 
  • Storyboard Artist - Sally Pring
  • Assistant to Ben Kingsley - Anna Maconochie
  • Ben Kingsley Driver - Steve Fenny
  • Child Chaperone - Vanessa Martin 
  • Post Production - Outpost at The Edge Picture Company
  • Film Editor - Tom Merrin
  • Colourist - David Smith
  • Post Production Supervisor - Grisha Nikolsky 
  • Visual Effects and Animation - Spot Post Ltd
  • RED Camera equipment supplied by - On Sight Ltd
  • Lighting supplied by - Nimbus Lighting
     

Partners and previous collaborators:

  • National Geographic
  • New York Hall of Science

  • California Science Center

  • Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee

  • Government of the Republic of Turkey

  • Science Museum, London

  • The ELSAYED Foundation

  • The Museum of Science and Industry Manchester

  • The University of Manchester

  • The Home Office, UK

  • Manchester City Council

  • The Northwest Development Agency, UK

  • Department for Trade and Industry, UK

  • Wellcome Trust, UK

  • The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK

  • Bin Hamoodah Goup, UAE

  • Glasgow Science Centre

  • Glasgow City Council

  • The Scottish Government

  • Al-Aghar Group, Saudi Arabia

  • Icons.org.uk  

  • The British Science Association 

  • Croydon Council

  • Museum Of Croydon

  • National Museum Wales

  • Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

  • El-Rahman Trust

  • KUBE Publishers