Writer & Filmmaker

Film History

North by Not Quite Northish

Just stopped for a coffee, turned round and there he was. Can’t quite place him… Sure I’ve seen him somewhere. Albeit fleetingly… 


Britain’s Archive: Take 2

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We’re working on our new narrative production Like Father Like Son. It’s been an amazing, sometimes emotional process researching archive material as we put this film together. We’ve been privileged to listen to such powerful, moving stories. Let’s hope these stories and events, as well as others, continue to be studied and archived for future generations.

Fortunately, there is a great accessible archive in the UK held by museums and galleries who are always very helpful when we are working on a project. There’s such a great wealth of diverse museums, institutions and galleries that want to share their resources.

We love making a variety of films, narrative and documentary, but it is always special collaborating with museums and galleries. Whether employed professionals or volunteers,  we are fortunate to work with people with such passion and knowledge for their subject.


Three Cheers, a round of applause and a clap for the Clapperboard

I’m still hanging on to our clapper board, which I bought at Stanley Productions in Wardour Street. They’ve apparently moved to Fitzrovia. Something special happens as soon as you pick up the clapperboard. It’s as if you’re transported back to some film or any film in the past. It might be one of your favourites or it might be one where you think other things should have been done. But at any rate the clapper has history. It’s still hanging on against apps, digital methods and Plural Eyes.

And I suppose that the convenience of Plural Eyes will push it now that more and more are using multiple cameras for shoots, as they’ve become increasingly more affordable. Sure makes sync all that B roll  a lot quicker.

These were from last week when we were filming at the Gibberd Gallery with artist and volunteer, Jim Montgomery, Gibberd Gallery Technical Development Manager Hannah Lee, and the Gibberd Gallery’s newest volunteer Lolita Clark.

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