Films

 

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.

MARIO'S CAFE


2010, 19 minutes

more archive here

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

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 them here.

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.


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

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.