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Notebooks

Form: Short Film
Running Time: 30.27mins
Production formats: Super 8 and miniDV
Screening format: DVD PAL colour
Aspect: 4:3
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Release Date:
BBFC Cert: TBC
UK Distribution: Painted City Cinema
Email: paintedcitycinema@hotmail.com

Notebooks are a series of short film sequences that investigate the film moment. The films traverse a range of material from political demonstrations, the recording of a street in Paris, Wild West re-enactment, contemporary dance and Hollywood Cinema. In these sketches the nature of filmmaking continuously reveals itself through experimentation and interpretation. Relationships are examined and reworked through a non-linear montage. Locations, silent figures, moments of detail and intimate actions all find themselves held between stillness, echo and action. In these passages, images journey without narrative, avoiding structures and reveal themselves on their own terms. The film was co-directed with Sheila Churcher.

"An emotional space emerges that hovers between lost moments and the imprint of enduring memories".

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The Last Parade

2009
Form: Short Film
Running Time: 15.30mins
Production formats: Super 8 and miniDV
Screening format: DVD PAL colour
Aspect: 4:3
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Release Date: June 2009
BBFC Cert: TBC
UK Distribution: Painted City Cinema
Email: paintedcitycinema@hotmail.com

The Last Parade is a subjective documentary. Free from the confines of script, the film meanders through a continuing performance, between camera and subject, creating an emotional response to an unfolding event. Incorporating different techniques it reveals a rich and detailed journey through a visually spectacular landscape. A freedom of interpretation avoids a defining structure; the images are revealed without a contrived narrative, but detailing their physical nature, held in a strange balance of time and surface. Emotionally resonant, the film fluctuates between the intimate and the observed. The film was co-directed with Sheila Churcher and was screened at Gallery Primo Alonso, London in 2009 in the exhibition That Much Unseen is Also Here: Short Film Cinema

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The Long Way Home

2008
Form: Short Film
Running time:
Production formats: Digital Video
Screening Format: DVD PAL colour
Aspect: 4:3
Country of Production: United Kingdom
UK Distribution: Painted City Cinema
Email: paintedcitycinema@hotmail.com

The Long Way Home was an early version of the film that became The Last Parade. The film The Long Way Home was screened at the opening evening of the Magma International Short Film Festival in Italy in 2008.

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The Painted Desert

Year: 2007
Form: Short Film
Running time:
Production formats: Digital Video
Screening Format: DVD PAL colour
Aspect: 4:3
Country of Production: United Kingdom
UK Distribution: Painted City Cinema
Email: paintedcitycinema@hotmail.com

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Calendar Poems

Year: 2005
Form: Short Film
Running time: 16.57 mins,
Production formats: Super 8, SVHS, Mini DV
Screening Format: DVD PAL colour
Aspect: 4:3
Country of Production: United Kingdom
UK Distribution: Painted City Cinema
Email: paintedcitycinema@hotmail.com

Calendar Poems (2005) is a film that depicts the passage of forty years within one calendar year. Initially the project was to make a film that would take a year to watch. This of course was unpractical (in one sitting anyway) however the idea still remains central to the structure of the film. Calendar Poems is a visual record of time condensed and an exploration into the act of filmmaking. It appropriates images from memory, Close Circuit Television, home video and travel photography. The film was co-directed with Sheila Churcher. Calendar Poems was screened at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Dunkerque, France, Out of Sight in Tokyo, Japan and 700IS. Reindeerland Experimental Film and Video Festival, Egilsstadir, Iceland.”

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Tryst

Year: 2002
Form: Short Film
Running time: 17.46 mins
Production Format: Mini DV
Screening Format: DVD PAL colour
Aspect: 4:3
Country of Production: United Kingdom
UK Distribution: Painted City Cinema
Email: paintedcitycinema@hotmail.com

Completed in 2002, Tryst is a film that moves between ‘real-time’ and remembered time. In Tryst, film fragments repeat, respond and return to mimic the act of memory. The film produces a ‘narrative’ where it becomes increasingly difficult to differentiate between past, present, fact and fiction. The film was screened at the Tokyo Video Festival in Japan where it was awarded a prize in the Selected Films category. The film was co-directed with Sheila Churcher.

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