SHORT FILMS: LIVE-ACTION
Live Action Films
The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock (2015, 8’00”, digitised Super 8)
A young man walks the streets of London through the yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes. The film is a visual accompaniment to Mikey Georgeson’s new recording of T.S. Eliot’s famous poem in the year of its hundredth anniversary.
It is assembled from fragments of a Super 8 film in which a man and a woman fail ever to meet, despite their paths almost crossing on the neon streets of Soho and in the hall of Piccadilly Circus Underground station. The special Super 8 stock was negative rather than positive and it is this that lends the film a beige ambience that reflects Eliot’s “yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes.”
John Halas Remembered (2015)
(2012-15, 12’06”, DV and archive material)
A newly-updated version of the documentary about John Halas, the Hungarian-Jewish emigre who became the father of British Animation. Co-directed with Vivien Halas.
George Nuku: NMS Waka (2011)
(2011, 3 x 3’00”, DV)
Three short documentary films I made with Dr Maia Jessop about Maori artist George Nuku and his restoration of a 19th century Waka (a Maori warrior canoe) to be exhibited at the newly-refurbished National Museums Scotland. The films were commissioned by NMS as additional information for visitors.
(2010, 1’00”, DV)
From my window I can see a dinosaur of brick, steel and glass poised above the Hammersmith skyline. This film was made from footage I shot entirely from my office window between 2003 and 2004.
100,000 Newspapers (2003/8)
A film of Gustav Metzger's installation and performance '100,000 Newspapers'. The exhibition took place at the T1+2 Gallery in London between the 21st and 23rd of January 2003 and was curated by Wolfe Lenkiewicz, who also appears in the film.
The Time Travellers Of 1908 (2005)
(2005, 8’56”, 35mm)
A home-movie about London in the 21st Century made by two explorers from 1908.
Century’s End (2004)
(2004, 5’45”, 16mm)
A film-poem about London in the last hours of the 20th Century.
(2001, 8’30”, Digital Betacam on 35mm)
An Edwardian gentleman is tormented by spirits who appear through holes in his sitting-room wall paper.