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FILMS MADE WITH MURRAY ANDERSON-WALLACE / PATIENT STORIES


For the last decade I have been making films, both dramas and documentaries, with Murray Anderson-Wallace of PATIENT STORIES to provoke debate and inform about safety and quality issues in healthcare.


You can see them here.

more archive here

MARIO'S CAFE


2010, 19 minutes


Click on the title to be taken to the Mario's Café page.

MIRAGE MEN


A feature length documentary on how the US government created a myth that took over the world


World Premiere, Sheffield Doc/Fest June 2013


Click here to go to the Mirage Men page

DEREK THE DENTIST


A documentary about the last month of a retiring dentist in London, his irrepressible assistant and his clientele, who range from film stars to road sweepers.

A film about work, ageing, community, relationships and teeth.

2013, 20 minutes

LA ZAD - Zone à Défendre (Zone to Defend)


2017  2 x 14mins - Roland Denning & Kypros Kyprianou for Dartmouth Films/teleSUR

For decades there has been a local campaign of resistance against the construction of a second airport near the city of Nantes, Brittany. This resistance culminated in the establishment of a self-organised autonomous zone, known as the ZAD.  Over 40,000 people took part in creative acts of disobedience to defend this zone, a non-hierarchical community with its own bakeries, brewery, newspaper and radio station.


SELECTIONS FROM THE ARCHIVE

A series of eight short animations based on the experiences of a robot debut novelist called Roland and his attempts to secure a literary agent.

Part 1 (above) shows the history of La Zad. Part 2 (shows day to day life in the zone. Made for Rear Window on the pan-South American TV channel teleSUR

ZANG TUMB TUMB

2019  12 mins - Roland Denning for Rita Says and the Jerico Orchestra

Zang Tumb Tumb, The Battle of Adrianople, 1912 by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Presented at Limehouse Town Hall, May 12th 2019


Part of a series of films of performances by Rita Says and the Jerico Orchestra  at Limehouse Town Hall of 20th century avant-garde composers

THAT'S DOGS FOR YOU


A tragicomedy in three acts, inspired by the EU Referendum, in a universe that lies somewhere between Beckett and panto.

Based on a sketch written for the Cockpit Theatre, March 2019. With Howard Lee and Simon Holmes, music by Ed Dowie.


2019, 18 minutes

Films

metamedia

metamedia productions ltd ran from 1994 to 2005. It was set up by Roland Denning and artist/curator/director Mike Stubbs to make arts-based film and video productions and ran a digital edit suite in Berwick Street, Soho. You can watch our films here.

FILMS MADE FOR teleSUR

teleSUR is a pan-South American TV channel for which activist, writer and producer Tariq Ali produces a weekly one hour programme.  Between 2015 & 2017 I made 15 short films for its arts slot, Rear Window, including two on cinema and propaganda and one on Jean-Luc Godard and features on contemporary artists including Thomas Hirschhorn, Peter Kennard and Red Saunders.


You can see more of them here.

COMING SOON - my latest documentary


The Society For The Protection of Unwanted Objects


Click above for trailer and information.