FILMS:

(Page under revamp - links to new pages for each film to follow soon)

EDDIE STRAIGHT - TO HELL & BACK

(35 mins / 2015)

From Saltburn to Normandy, Belsen and Burma,  95-year old WW2 veteran Eddie tells his harrowing story. Premiered on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belsen and screened as part of an exhibition at Dorman Museum.

REDCAR REMEMBERS WW1

(30 mins / 2014)

German battleships in the Tees Bay and other stories from the front and homefront. Co-production with Friends of Redcar Cemetery to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1.

VIN GARBUTT-TEESSIDE TROUBADOUR

(82 mins / 2010)

The life story of folk legend, protest singer and comic raconteur filmed on tour around the world. Shown to full houses at Cineworld and across Teesside, as well as The Sage at Gateshead and Assembly Rooms in Derby. 5,000+ DVD sales.
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COATHAM-A COMMON CONCERN

(70 mins / 2009)

The story of a community campaign that stopped a hellbent local council in the Supreme Court from selling off public common land and sea front to build 360 houses. Shown in the House of Commons.

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BULLDOZING DEMOCRACY

(20 mins / 2009)

3rd of 3 films about a Middlesbrough community campaigning to save a community woodland from being torn down by the local council and sold off for housing. Shown in The House of Lords and featured on the BBC Politics Show. 

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BEACON OF HYPOCRISY

(10 mins / 2009)

A community fighting to save the only green space left in  central Middlesbrough from a “green beacon status” Middlesbrough Council hellbent on destroying it for office blocks and a multi-storey car park.

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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

(10 mins / 2008)

A Friends of the Earth commission hightlighting the inextricable links between the struggle for social justice and the environment.

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PENNY RIMBAUD TALKS

(65 mins / 2007)

Founder of iconic political punk activists Crass filmed in Stockton talking DIY culture, politics, punk, jazz, art, poetry to local musicians and activists.

A CENTURY IN STONE

(120 mins / 2004)

Groundbreaking documentary feature on the Eston ironstone miners and the founding of industrial Teesside. Produced with a £75k NESTA award, it was screened to thousands in local clubs and halls before becoming the first ever Teesside-made film to open at Cineworld. A four week run was followed by a tour of cinemas across Australia and 15,000 DVD sales.

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SHHH...IT HAPPENS

(10 mins / 2001)

“It takes 2 to make a baby and 2 to prevent one”… Teenage pregnancy educational film aimed at young men. Commissioned by Redcar & Cleveland Youth Service.

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A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF SUNNISIDE

(30 mins / 2000)

A commission to document community life at the turn of the millennium in a remote former mining village in Co. Durham.

THE H.Y.P.P. TRIP

(15 mins / 2000)

Hendon Young People’s Project in Sunderland takes a trip to Amsterdam to research how the Dutch cannabis law works and ask could it work in Britain? 

THIS IS HENDON

(10 mins / 1999)

Hendon Young People’s Project in Sunderland makes a film about life in Hendon for young people. Screened at and presented by the young people at National Youth Conference to great acclaim.

VACAMAS PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

(20 mins / 1997)

The third film I made for Vacamas youth agency who work with disadvantaged communities in New York & New Jersey. Screened on the TCI TV network of New Jersey.

FOUR IN MIND

(10 mins / 1996)

1 of 4 short documentary portraits, commissioned by Redcar Mind, about people recovering from mental illness. Arts and Mental Health national award winner. 

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UP AGAINST A WALL

(10 mins / 1995)

Short film made with young unemployed lads about life and prospects on Stockton’s Portrack estate. Screening presented by the lads at Dovecot Arts Centre to council leaders. 

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DORMANSTOWN-TIME FOR ACTION

(15 mins / 1995)

A campaign film made by local residents, as part of a video training course, to highlight the need for better community facilities. Commissioned by The Workers’ Education Assoc. 

T.O.P. OF THE WORLD

(15 mins / 1994)

A commission for the Teen Opportunity program (T.O.P.), a New York/New Jersey youth project, about its work in disadvantaged neighborhoods and at a summer camp in New York State. Screened on cable networks in NJ & NY. 

ROAD TO POPRICANI

(45 mins / 1992)

Promo. film for Teesside aid charity working in orphanages in Romania. Co-produced with Brian Shield of Peterlee College, it won the Northern Colleges’ Media Production Award. 

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GRANGETOWN-NORTH OF THE ROAD

(40 mins / 1991)

The story of Grangetown from 1880s boom to 1980s bust and the community picking up the pieces at the beginning of the 90s…

A CENTURY IN STONE (mk.1)

(30 mins / 1989)

From small acorns…The original half-hour version and my first ever film. Screened in workingmen’s clubs and village halls before museums throughout the 90s. It was also the first ever Teesside-made film marketed in stores. 900 VHS sales.