Irish film director Graham Jones (The Randomers) explores childhood innocence and cultural upbringing in his latest feature The History Student. A blend of documentary and drama, The History Student follows Jones’s young son Aidan (known in the film as Filomonek) who is visiting his grandfather’s forest hut in rural Poland. Forced to speak only Polish whilst there, The History Student explores what it’s like for children … Continue reading Experience a visual journey of childhood innocence in ‘The History Student’
Here’s what I’ve been up to this term at uni, along with the procrastination, laziness and drinking of course! A short documentary about a lady from Coventry who runs a non profit dog rescue centre from her semi-detached home. I had great fun shooting this, Jan is an incredible woman and the dogs are all so happy it’s unreal! I’ve never met someone so happy … Continue reading Short Documentary
It’s that time of the week again, and that means another top 5 post. This week I’m going with the animal theme, so I want to know your top 5 animal characters. They could be animated, real-life animals from a documentary or TV show or fictional animals played by real animals, like Lassie. I’ll kick things off… Red Dog from Red Dog King Julien from … Continue reading What are your top 5…Animal Characters
I watched Touching the Void for the first time when I was quite young, I don’t even know why I watched it…it just happened to be on TV. I’ve seen it several times since and it always has the same impact. Something about it scared, thrilled and intrigued me. It’s interesting, moving and pretty shocking. The people involved have an incredible story to tell and it’s really … Continue reading Day 24: Favourite Documentary
Disney takes a slightly different approach with the adorable docudrama Chimpanzee, in which young chimp Oscar must learn independence the hard way when his mother is killed during an attack by rival chimpanzees, led by the uniquely named Scar *rolls eyes*. Despite the unoriginal name of rival chimp gang leader Scar, Chimpanzee is a fresh take on a cute, family film and the stunning, natural rainforest location allows for some beautiful visuals. The cinematography … Continue reading Chimpanzee
A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activist Timothy Treadwell, who along with his girlfriend was killed in October 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.