Daniel Ferguson

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Daniel Ferguson is a filmmaker whose credits include Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France, Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta and Last of the Elephant Men.[1]


Ferguson was line producer and script writer for the 2009 IMAX dramatised documentary Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta, produced by Cosmic Picture and SK Films,[2] which won the Houston International Film Festival award for best short documentary in 2010 and, a year earlier in Paris, Le Prix Du Public Most Popular Film at Le Géode Film Festival.[2][3] It also won a prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.[2] The film tells the story of Ibn Battuta as he travelled to Mecca in the fourteenth century. Ferguson was co-writer and first assistant director on Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France which followed two riders on the hundredth anniversary of the contest and explored how the cyclists’ brains coped with the rigours of the race.[4][5]

Other film credits include line producer on Roads to Mecca and Lost Worlds: Life in the Balanc, associate producer and line producer on Seducing Maarya, and assistant director on Schmooze.[6] Ferguson was also director, writer and producer for the 3D IMAX film Jerusalem with George Duffield, Taran Davies and the late Jake Eberts.[7][8] It is narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch and was released in 2013.[9][10]