25th November 2019 Newsletter
Chaz Bear scores the music for a dreamy film about
Armed with an 8mm camera, a sound recorder and a couple mirrored closet doors, Tyler McPherron embarked on a journey up to meet Chaz at his improvised music studio in the woods. Watch here.
The Purity Movement is using sex to shame and
Sexuality is a complex thing and each individual needs to figure out how to navigate it for themselves. Abstinence before marriage does work for some people, for others it brings pain and confusion. Watch here.
Dutch Angle is when the camera tilts to one side
Jake Swinney's visual essay of gradually increasing Dutch Angles through various scenes in cinematic history is as mesmerising as it is informative. Watch here.
Fall River is a low income town in America loved
Film making Duo Pat and Jamil set out to make a film about Fall River, but end up exploring Pat's own childhood, and his Grandmother's life Watch here.
Death Spray Custom on why he loves things that can
DSC is an artist that makes beautiful art on dangerous equipment. His one off designs are striking, and always have an element of humour about them. Watch here.
Malcom Kenyatta is a young, motivated politician
This short doc follows candidate Malcom Kenyatta on election day in 2018. Malcom was hoping to make history by becoming the first openly LGBT candidate of colour to be elected in Pennsylvania. Watch here.
Peter Boggia of Moto Borgatoro talks about
This is a fun and stylised film about a true New Yorker and owner of the legendary bike shop Moto Borgatoro, Peter Boggia. Watch here.
Cockfighting is still legal in Mexico, but
Mexican Cockfighters see their game birds as extensions of themselves. For them, the birds aren’t just sport animals but incarnations of their masculinity and pride. Watch here.
Laurie Lipton's obsessive drawings are as haunting
Laurie declares, "there is nobody on this planet who has drawn more than me, nobody. That is all I have done. I haven't cooked, I haven't made children, I've just drawn. That's all I can do." Watch here.
Arranmore is an island community of native Irish
Director David Drake tells me, "Players who live as far as Leicester will hop on a train to London on a Friday, get a flight to Belfast, take a bus to Donegal, and finally hop on a boat to Arranmore just to get to a game on a Saturday. No joke." Watch here.
Rostislav Vítek has "conquered over 60,000
The 43 year old 'Aquanaut' is a contemporary icon of long-distance swimming in Czech Republic, who often swims in near freezing conditions. Watch here.
In Hoxton Street there is a traditional East
World Press Photo Award winner Zed Nelson talks to us about Brexit and a divided community in East London, ahead of the release of his debut feature film, The Street. Watch here.
Cat show portrait photographer Larry Johnson is
For over 20 years, cat portrait photographer Larry Johnson has been perfecting the art of capturing the personality of each and every cat he photographs. See here.
Indian Relay is a form of bareback horse riding
Bareback horse riding requires skill and courage. Fast Horse tells the story of Siksika horseman Allison RedCrow and his dream to bring a team to the Calgary Stampede. Watch here.
Wind River Reservation is home to the Arapaho and
Film Maker Jackson Tisi spent month building up trust with local elder, who eventually let him into his community to tell the story and traditions of his people. Watch here.
Westlake Studios is the iconic home of 1800
Documentary film maker Andrew Litten has done a fantastic job of telling the story of 10 unsigned artists, brought together by legendary Pusha T. Watch here.