BBA


PRODUCTION LIST

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Festival Credits

Screenings Credits

Art Installations

Published Writing

Client List

Projects in
development

Publishing in development


PRODUCTION LIST
1998

Inside Out 1998 (7.5 mins)
Hi8. Budget – less than £200.
Credits: Writer, Director, DOP, Editor and Producer.
Having almost written the image out of imagination I wanted to find a new way of looking at things, so I started to work with video. This first film, inspired by a derelict statue and a woman’s struggle to come to terms with the death of her first child, is a gentle urge to healing.

1999

Solitude 1999 (4 mins)
I was the Producer of this No budget Hi8 short. A pregnant women, heavy with expectation, takes a walk in the park and watches the children play.

Within 1999 (15 mins)
Hi8. Budget £50
Credits: Editor and Producer.
Made with Shani - an experimental short about her relationship to herself as mother and child.

Skan/Ska 1999 (15 mins)
Hi8. No budget
Written, shot, edited, directed and produced in collaboration with my partner.
Genital piercing, for me, was an attempt to reclaim my sexual and sensual identity. As a lover, mother and worker I felt pulled in all directions. Where did that girl go that used to push the furniture back and dance in the lounge?

Spiritualeyes 1999 (10 mins)
Hi8. No budget
Credits: Writer, Director, DOP, Editor and Producer.
Working with T S Elliott’s Burnt Norton and the spoken words of Jello Biafra, a young woman dances for camera in a cold garden on a dull day. A playful experiment.

Brighton Rocks 1999 (20 mins)
Hi8. Budget £250
Credits: Writer, Director, DOP, Editor and Producer.
A documentary about legislative theatre as a tool for the Health Improvement Programme in Brighton.

2000

Cuntsonic 2000 (15 mins)
Hi8. No budget
Credits: Editor and Producer.
Home birth, in all its glory, shot from a distance of about six inches, close and raw.

Non-Verbal Communication 2000 (45 mins)
Hi8. Budget £750
Credits: Writer, Director, DOP and Editor.
A film of a dance project (East West Waves) that looked at perceptions of immigration. Women from many different cultures came together and rehearsed over a period of months to develop a dance performance through improvisation. This performance was then taken to a crowded shopping centre, and my did heads turn!

Arts Des Rives 2000 (23 mins)
Mini DV. Budget £1,500.
Credits: Writer, Director, DOP and Editor.
Working in partnership with a group of French artists (nearly 100 strong), who annually exhibit their work in or over the river Robec. This film shows what an art festival can be like if organised under the terms of liberty, equality and fraternity. Conscious of wanting to produce another work of art, as opposed to merely documenting one, I played with editing styles and created a soundscape using Artaud’s banned radio broadcasts and local buskers’ beats.

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Brooklands 2000 (20 mins)
Spirit of Speed
Mini DV. Budget £850.
Credits: Writer, Editor and Producer.

A promotional video made for the Civil Service Motoring Association. Classic cars whizzing round a beautiful track. Everything’s very shiney and they got more sponsorship.

Beaulieu 2000 (25 mins)
We’ll Meet Again
Mini DV. Budget £1,100.
Credits: Writer, Director, DOP, Editor and Producer.
Again made for the Civil Service Motoring Association, this film profiled an outside event where the guest of honour was Dame Vera Lynn. The guys that get dressed up as a Nazi infantry division and replay battles from the Second World War intrigue me.

Eastbourne 2000 (30 mins)
Wings and Wheels
Mini DV. Budget £1,200.
Credits: Director, Editor and Producer.
Another CSMA promotional video of an huge airshow. The Red Arrows were very pretty, drawing a heart with an arrow in the sky. The Hercules jet nearly blew the camera mic.

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BarbieBarbieBarbie 2000 (10 mins)
Hi8. No budget
Credits: Writer, Director, Editor and Producer.
When my friend Steve the builder (no relation to Bob) said that he wanted to sit Katie on a hairdressing chair, complete with hood drier, in the middle of a circle of fire, how could I not film it? Playing with images of Barbie (both the doll and the Australian outside eating habit) together with archive bondage footage I made something strangely satisfying.

The Package 2000 (90 secs)
Mini DV. No budget
Credits: Writer, Director, DOP, Editor and Producer.
Made specifically for a competition and comprising a series of crotch shots, this was a playful piece about wrapped packages and their contents.

OPM 2000 (40 mins)
Mini DV. No budget
Credits: Producer.
Over 7% of the entire world’s flora and fauna exists only in West Papua, a country of tribal peoples under siege. The Indonesian army ruthlessly represses any opposition to the mining that is destroying this paradise habitat. Information as a political tool.

Stan 2000 (5 mins)
Hi8. No budget
Credits: Director, Editor and Producer.
Made with 16 years olds at a Further Education college in Grimsby, this is their choice of illustration for Eminem’s Stan. We had a weekend to meet, shoot and make edit decisions. They chose the track and the content. Things have got worse since I was 16.

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The Glass Eye 2000 (12 mins)
I was the Producer of this film Shot on Super 16 on Brighton beach with a budget of less than £1,500.

Kitchen Sink 2000 (5 mins)
Hi8. No budget
Made to cheer my Mum up – hey, I make no apologies for that – me and the kids danced round Kipling’s garden for an afternoon. An edited home video, pertinence increases with the passage of time and I am vaguely aware that I am archiving my own life.

Siren City 2000 (5 mins)
Mini DV. No budget
Credits: Writer, Director, DOP, Editor and Producer.
Made as a projection backdrop for a band performing at The Komedia. Sometimes Brighton looks like this

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2001

.Waves 2001 (5 mins)
Mini DV. No budget.
Credits: Writer, Director, DOP, Editor and Producer.
Made for the same purposes as above. The scarf of starlings that fly round the West Pier at sunset mimic the movement of the waves, they ebb and flow to the same rhythm.

Radio 4A 2000 (20 mins)
Hi8, Mini DV. No budget.
Credits: Editor and Producer.
Low budget film making is part of a wider DIY media culture. Radio4A is a local pirate station with an anarchist flavour. We documented their first broadcast and made some points about broadcast censorship, who has control of the airwaves and why.

Femme Fatale 2001 (12 mins)
Mini DV. No budget.
Credits: Script Editor, AD, Assistant Editor and Producer.
Mostly filmed in a walk-in fridge below a record shop, this was an attempt at film noir shot on Mini DV. ‘You learn from your mistakes’ is an expression that springs to mind.

Rhizomatic 1 2001 (28 mins)
Mini DV. No budget.
Credits: Producer.
The SPOR squat was a ‘community space under construction’, but the Co-Operative Bank (Plc) didn’t want the squatters, or their massive art gallery, or their kids space, or their free food and parties, so they got the police to bust down the door, allowed the place to stand empty for months, then sold it for redevelopment as a kitchen accessory shop.

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Can-Do 2001 – 5 films of 2.5 mins each
Mini DV. Budget £1,000.
Credits: Writer, Director, Editor and Producer.
Commissioned by the Scarman Trust, these films are short documentaries about projects they have funded to tackle the root causes of ill health and social issues. I think these are good films because the interviews are ‘straight from the horses mouth’, revealing the real state of affairs in Brighton. As developers and officials attempt to gentrify our ‘city’ they create a even bigger gap beween the haves and have nots. We have some really big problems here, mostly brushed under the carpet so that the tourists can’t see them. These films identify some of the issues and suggest viable alternatives to ineffective bureaucratic interventions.

Brighton Rock 2001 (20 mins theatre projection)
Super8, Mini DV. Budget £400
Credits: Producer.
Part of an integrated theatre performance, adapted from Graham Greene’s well known book. The black and white projections contextualised the historical period, provided additional narrative and some nice character close ups. Sold out every night, which was nice.

Inside Skin 2001 (28 mins)
16mm, Super8, Hi8 and Mini DV. Budget £2,500.
Credits: Writer, Director, DOP, Editor and Producer.
When I asked Bernie why she wrote poetry, she told me that if she didn’t she ‘would get all full up’. Following a brain haemorrhage she became a patient on the ward where she had been due to run workshops as a ‘poet in residence’. During her recovery we shot film in the various hospitals where she was staying, in the finished film these visuals are guided by her poetry. The film gets inside her head as you listen to her voice and see through her eyes.

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2002

Can-Do 2002 – 1 film of 2.5 mins
They were so happy with the five provided, they came back for another one.

Theatre for Change 2001 – 5 films of 5 mins each
Mini DV. Budget £2,000.
Credits: Writer, Director, Editor and Producer.
Legislative theatre provides a way for communities of affiliation to have a collective voice that can influence policy. These documentary films allow those voices to reach many ears.

Seattle 2001 (6 mins)
Mini DV. No budget.
Credits: Editor and Producer.
Shot in Seattle (as the name suggests) on Presidential Election Day, this film is a snapshot of a particular moment. It resonates strangely as history unfolds.

Wet Pussy 2002
Mini DV, found footage and stills. Budget - £negotiable.
Credits: Researcher, Writer, Animator, Techie, Director, Editor and Producer.
Hour long club projections made with video sequencing software, using film and stills. Essentially moving wallpaper for a dyke club, wicked cut ups and seriously manipulated images. It’s porn Jim, but not as we know it.

Date 2002 (16.5 mins)
Mini DV. Budget £1,000.
Credits: Editor.
Heavily stylised case of mistaken identity. In overcoming some of the technical problems the surreal elements of the film became accentuated.

Up In Smoke 2002 – final cut stage
DV Cam. Budget £2,000.
Credits: Editor
Nice tight piece about a working class bloke who scams a living from selling duty free tobacco. A minimal rights of passage piece with intelligent dialogue.

Fotamecus 2002 – final production stage.
16mm. Budget £5,000
Credits: Participating.
This is a secret until completed.

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Festival Credits

Skan/Ska @ Wandsworth Short Film Festival 1999.
Cuntsonic @ The British Pavilion, Cannes and The Portobello Film Festival 2000
Various @ The Volcanic Film Festival 2000

Screenings Credits

Duke of Yorks, Brighton
Cinematheque, Brighton
The Old Market Trust, Brighton
Slightly Shady Film Screenings, The Ritzy, Brixton
Freespeech TV (USA PBS)
BBC1
The Komedia, Brighton
The Sanctuary, Hove
Wet Pussy, Brighton

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Art Installations

Art/Error 1 – 1999, squat artspace at Black Lion Alley, Brighton.
Assemblages – 1999, Brighton Fringe Festival.
Rushes – 2001, SPOR squat artspace, disused Co-operative Bank, Ship Street, Brighton.
Occulture – 2001, Brighton various venues.

Published Writing

Manifestations 1 – Indifference Productions 1998
The Promise – Pulp Fiction 1999
Love’s Labours Lost – Trace Online Journal 2000
We Are the Dreamers of Dreams – Beehive (www.beehive.com) 2001
Web Wizard - Motoring & Leisure, current

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Client List

Mencap; Interact; Consumers in NHS Research; NHS Modernisation Agency; South Downs NHS Trust; Brighton and Hove Health Authority; Brighton and Hove Council; The Civil Service Motoring Association; The Scarman Trust; The Working Together Project; Age Concern; Hanover Productions; Taking Liberties; Brighton Women’s Centre; MovieDo; Theatre And Beyond; and Plug In Productions.

I have also been successfully funded by South East Arts, The Millennium Commission and The Prince’s Youth Business Trust.

Projects in development:

Dogs Life
Druggy Druggy Druggy
He is Coming
Cereal Killer
Lost in Brighton
Head A Bucket
Exremely Stranger
I was a … (coalman, milkman, butcher, chimney sweep, fishmonger)

Publishing in development:

Hagiography
Recidivist Press
Coffee Table Book

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