LIVE ACTION FILMS
Live Action Films
The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock
(2015, 8’00”, Super 8 )
A young man walks the streets of London through the yellow
A young man walks the streets of London through the yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes.
Footage of Soho in the late 90s accompanies a hip-hop recording of T.S. Eliots 1915 poem by Mikey Georgeson.
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.
What Is Animation? (2014)
(Flash Animation, 2014)
Veteran British animator Bob Godfrey (1921-2013) answers the question “What Is Animation?” His answer is by turns witty, iconoclastic and insightful and all the while is acted out by a tiny man in a bowler hat.
The Curtains Of Zagra (2014)
(Flash Animation, 2014)
A hero with a thousand faces seeks the Moustache of Destiny. A music promo for the singer Mikey Georgeson.
Ode To Joy (2014)
(AfterEffects and archive material, 2014)
An introduction to the life and work of Joy Batchelor on the hundredth anniversary of her birth.
NMS Waka (2011)
(2011, 3 x 3’00”, DV)
George Nuku and the NMS Waka Taua
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.
Like Me, Only Better (2007)
( 2007, pencil on paper,)
A laconic comedy about Neuroses, Catholicism and Prozac and my graduation film from the MA Animation Course at the Royal College of Art.
Crouching Ox, Crowing Rooster (2005)
(Flash Animation - as director, 2005)
An ox, a chicken and a pig help save their owners from an earthquake, for the World Society for the Protection of Animals.
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.
The Commuter (2003)
(Digitised video and PhotoShop, 2003)
An office-worker shaves his face off every morning in order to blend in with the other faceless commuters on their way to work.
(2001, 8’30”, Digital Betacam on 35mm)
An Edwardian gentleman is tormented by spirits who appear through holes in his sitting-room wall paper.