LATEST FILM: This Strange Eventful History
The innocence of infancy, the blessings of childhood, the toil of work, the wretchedness of hard times, the pain of growing old. In short – the stages of our lives. It’s the same, and yet not the same, story the world over. All portrayed in this film through much-loved poetry and evocative photography.
TRAILER: MAKING IT THROUGH Hitler’s War on Jews
The Third Reich devised many ways of inflicting death and suffering on Europe's Jews. Two survivors tell their stories.
This is an edited trailer. The full length 30 minute film contains many shocking images. Should you be over 18 years old and wish to watch the film, please contact Richard here.
Film awards: Filmmaker International Film Festival, Marbella; Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival; Night of the Short Film, Antwerp; MoveMe Productions, Belgium; Crossing the Screen, Eastbourne.
A FERRY STORY
Where do the names of Sydney’s iconic harbour ferries come from? How did this fantastic service develop? When was the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge built? The answers to these questions and many more are contained in this gentle meander through a little corner of Australian history.
Film awards: International Shorts Film Festival, Melbourne 2018.
THE REFUGEE’S SONG
Sung by a small a capella choir, a modified version of I Vow to Thee My Country tells of escaping conflicts and braving dangers along the way in the bid to reach England. The film mixes footage shot in the recording studio with stills of refugees making their way across Europe. I Vow to Thee My Country is viewed by many in Britain as a kind of unofficial national anthem. The question is: to what extent will refugees embrace Britishness?
Film awards and nominations: Shorts on Tap Film Festival, London; Manchester Lift-Off Online Film Festival.
SLEEPING ROUGH IN LONDON
A short introduction to a big subject. How do people end up on the streets, where do they find to sleep, what do they spend their money on and how do passers-by treat them?
THE BEST THING ABOUT AMERICA
Conversations on the California Zephyr train while riding from Chicago to San Francisco. After a chat about this and that, each person was asked: What's the best thing about America. See what Americans said about their country.
PEOPLE IN LONDON, Pearly King and Queen
Patrick and Carole Jolly, the Pearly King and Queen of Crystal Palace, talk about the origins of the Pearlies and touch on some Pearly traditions that still survive today. Filmed as part of the People in London project.