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TERENCE DAVIES - THE LONELY AUTEUR 2022   50 mins

What started as a ‘behind the scenes’ film about Terence Davies’ last movie Benediction, became 50 minute portrait of the man described as ‘Britain’s greatest living filmmaker’.  With unparalleled access to the director at work, contextualised by critics reexamining his previous films, we discover what makes Davies unique.


Directed, shot and edited by Roland Denning, produced by Steve Gough for EMU films.


Five minute extract on the right. 


MARIO’S CAFÉ    2010  19 mins

Mario’s Café in Kentish Town, North London, is a meeting place for a community that ranges from plumbers to rock stars, from vagrants to families, a little island of resistance against the onslaught of corporate culture.


Started by his Italian grandfather in the 50’s, Mario has been running the tiny cafe for the last thirty years. Mario makes his espressos and waits for the waitress who is always late and who he swears he’ll fire but never will, he talks about how he never intended to end up running a café and wonders if he’ll ever leave. As the day continues we witness the extraordinary affection between Mario and his customers and realise that Mario’s is more than just a café.

Complete movie  on the left.

Beneath the streets of Camden Town, London, runs the ancient Fleet River. The river has a demon. When the waters are high, the demon sings.


Filmed exactly as it happened over three years.

Nominated for Best Documentary - Portobello Film Festival, London 2023

Special Mention - Swedenborg Film Festival 2022

THE SONG OF THE FLEET RIVER DEMON

2023  6 mins 30 secs

FILMS MADE WITH MURRAY ANDERSON-WALLACE / PATIENT STORIES


From 2010 to 2019 I made a series of films and audio pieces, 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 watch them HERE