WASHED UP - 2018 UK. 2018. Duration 39:46. Colour
An ageing comedy duo, stranded in an out of season fishing village, must decide if the devil you know is better than the devil you don't.
Washed Up is a bleakly comic study of a personal and professional relationship in crisis. An unflinching look at the combustible tension that drives Desperate Men, one of the UK's best loved street theatre companies, to keep making vital work, for and with the people, after 37 years. The creative and emotional mechanics of their fractious yet fruitful partnership are laid bare, as they reflect on personal and collective mortality, ecological precarity, and a unique legacy of desperation. More info at - washedupfilm.com + we ran a successful Crowdfunder campaign to complete post production. Theatre Bristol article on Rough Glory Films and Desperate Men's collaborative projects.
SABRINA DREAMING / COASTAL DISTINCTIVENESS - 2015 / 16
Developed with Antony Lyons of NOVA, Coastal Distinctiveness is series of films about people and places on the Severn Estuary coast, which has the World's second largest tidal-range. It emerges from Sabrina Dreaming - Lyons' year-long residency, hosted by the Countryside & Community Research Institute (CCRI), University of Gloucestershire, supported by a Leverhulme Fellowship grant.
THE SCHOOLHOUSE PROJECT - 2015
Deep topographical profile of The West of England Enterprise Zone, it's people and the socio-economic processes animating it. Weaving through waterways, lost histories and gleaming new developments, STS reveals what the regeneration of 74 hectares in the historic heart of Bristol means to those impacted by it. Winner Regeneration Film Festival 2014. A Watershed and Knowle West Media Centre commission supported by Arts Council England. Culture, creativity and regeneration in Bristol seminar and KWMC Second Chances profile. 1 minute STS trailers here & here.
GOD'S ROPE - 2015 / 16
During a series of Scandinavian road trips, God's Rope utilised Road Movie genre tropes and iconography as a prism to refract PHD candidate Jonathan Priest's research. Comedic tension arising from semi-fictionalising our 'real' selves as antagonistic Buddy Movie 'characters' was also explored en route. This clip was cut for a presentation at SAAR 2014 @ the Swedish Finnish Cultural Centre, Esboo, Finland. A previous iteration screened at Loitering with Intent, Stockholm, 5-7 March 2014.
DANCEROOM SPECTROSCOPY (dS) - FORWARD FOCUS - 2013