Posts in Documentary
Film: The Gonzovation Suite | Ralph Steadman and Ceri Levy

My latest film for Goldmark is a short promo for the Ralph Steadman & Ceri Levy Gonzovation Suite collaboration between legendary Welsh illustrator Ralph Steadman and writer/filmmaker Ceri Levy. Steadman is best known for collaboration and friendship with the American writer Hunter S. Thompson and is renowned for his political and social caricatures, cartoons and picture books. Filmmaker/writer Levy best known for the Bananaz documentary, about Gorillaz. Co-hosts The Chels and Dropshot podcasts.

The Gonzovation Suite is a collaboration between Steadman, Levy, Wild Aid and Flying Dog and featured The Daily Show host Trevor Noah as host of the New York launch party

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World-famous potter Warren MacKenzie dies at 94

It was sad to hear the news that Warren MacKenzie died peacefully at home in Stillwater last week. He was 94. I was fortunate enough to meet Warren last year in Stillwater, USA, during filming of two documentaries for Goldmark….

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PRIME VIDEO: NOW STREAMING. The Schoolgirl The Nazis And The Purple Triangles

The award winning documentary The Schoolgirl The Nazis And The Purple Triangles is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in USA and UK. This film is true story of a young girl's courageous stand against the nazis. Based on the Simone Arnold Liebster book Facing the Lion. Memoirs of a Young Girl in Nazi Europe .

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DOCUMENTARIES featuring Warren MacKenzie, Randy Johnston and Walter Keeler

Two new documentaries for Goldmark have recently been released. the first is short promo a film I shot in USA to promote the upcoming exhibition of Warren MacKenzie and Randy Johnston | Two Great American Potters. The second is Walter Keeler: Treasures of the Everyday. A documentary film about the famous UK potter.

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BBC The Rugby Codebreakers

David Watkins takes us from his earliest rugby days in rugby union with Newport, Wales and the British and Irish Lions to his decision to move north to rugby league with Salford, a decision that resulted in him being shunned by the rugby union community. The Only player to ever captain the British and Irish Lions in Rugby Union and Great Britain in Rugby League. A canny, darting fly-half from the mining community of Blaina in north Gwent, Watkins used his sport to expand his horizons and make his name known and respected worldwide.

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Behind the scenes, filming new docs in USA

Over the last two weeks, I had the exciting opportunity to film two new documentary films for WeLoveClay.com alongside photographer Jay Goldmark. The films feature two of Americas leading ceramics artists, Randy Johnston and Warren MacKenzie. While in America, we filmed and edited a behind the scenes promo video which you can see here

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FILM SCREENING: Beyond Camps And Forced Labour 2018 conference

Jonny Lewis' 2011 award winning film The Schoolgirl, the Nazis and the Purple Triangles will screen at Beyond Camps And Forced Labour 2018. Beyond Camps is a conference discussing current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution that takes place on 10th, 11th and 12th Jan 2018 in London, UK. 

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The greatest sports documentary of all time?

Living With Lions is the warts and all documentary account of the historic 1997 British and Irish Lions Tour of South Africa. This defined sports documentary making for a generation. For me, it combines my love of rugby, and little known to me at the time would be a big influence on my future as a documentary filmmaker.

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PODCASTS: Adam Buxton talks to documentary film maker Adam Curtis.

Adam Curtis is one of my favorite documentary filmmakers and Adam Buxton hosts one of my favorite podcasts. So I was very excited to hear Buxton's latest episode featured Curtis himself in a fascinating listen. Curtis describes his work as journalism that happens to be expounded via the medium of film. What I especially love about Curtis style of filmmaking is the way he uses old discarded BBC news footage, the kind of footage you usually don't get to see, and plays it back to us in long, uncut edits that viewers are not used to seeing with today's short attention spans.

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