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  EDDIE STRAIGHT-TO HELL & BACK (2015)
From Saltburn to Normandy, Belsen and Burma, 95-year old WW2 veteran Eddie tells his harrowing story. Part of an exhibition I put together for Dorman Museum. (35 mins)
   
   
  REDCAR REMEMBERS WW1 (2014)
 
German battleships in the Tees Bay and other stories from the homefront. Co-production with Friends of Redcar Cemetery to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1. (30 mins)
     
     
  ANTISECT-USA TOUR PROMO (2012)
Promo for punk-metal band doing first US tour.
4 x camera shoot.
     
     
  VIN GARBUTT-TEESSIDE TROUBADOUR (2010)
The life story of folk legend, protest singer and comic filmed around the world. Shown to full houses across Teesside, including The Sage Gateshead and a week at Cineworld. (82 mins)
     
     
  COATHAM-A COMMON CONCERN (2009)
The story of a community campaign that stopped the local council selling off common land and sea front to build luxury apartment blocks. Shown in the House of Commons! (70 mins)
   
     
  BULLDOZING DEMOCRACY (2009)
 
Film about a Middlesbro community campaigning to save a community woodland from being torn down for housing. Shown in The House of Lords and featured on the BBC Politics Show. (15 mins)
     
     
  BEACON OF HYPOCRISY (2009)
 
Film about a community conservation campaign holding "green beacon status" Middlesbrough Council to account. (10 mins)
     
     
  ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (2008)
 
A Friends of the Earth commission hightlighting the links between the struggle for social justice and the environment. (10 mins)
     
     
 
PENNY RIMBAUD TALKS (2007)
  Iconic founder of punk activists Crass in Stockton talking DIY culture, politics, punk, jazz, art, poetry... (65 mins)
     
     
  A CENTURY IN STONE (2004)
 
Groundbreaking documentary feature on the Eston ironstone miners and the founding of industrial Teesside. Screened to 1000s at Cineworld and cinemas across Australia. 16,000+ DVD sales. (118 mins)
     
     
  SHHH...IT HAPPENS (2001)
 
Teenage pregnancy educational film aimed at young men. Commissioned by Redcar & Cleveland Youth Service. (10 mins)
     
     
  A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF SUNNISIDE (2000)
 
Commission documenting life at the turn of the millennium in a remote former mining village in Co. Durham. (30 mins)
     
     
  THE H.Y.P.P. TRIP (2000)
 
Hendon Young People's Project of Sunderland takes a trip to Amsterdam to research how the cannabis law works and ask could it work in Britain? (15 mins)
 
   
  THIS IS HENDON (1999)
 
Hendon Young People's Project of Sunderland make a film about life in Hendon for young people. (10 mins)
     
     
  VACAMAS PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH (1997)
 
Third film made for Vacamas youth agency working with disadvantaged communities in New York & New Jersey. Screened on TCI NJ network. (20 mins)
     
     
  FOUR IN MIND (1996)
 
1 of 4 short docos commissioned by Redcar Mind, about people recovering from mental illness. Arts and Mental Health national award winner.
(9 mins)
     
     
  UP AGAINST A WALL (1995)
 
Short film made with young unemployed about life and prospects on Stockton's Portrack estate. (10 mins)
     
     
  DORMANSTOWN-A TIME FOR ACTION (1995)
As part of a video training course, local residents make a campaign film highlighting the need for better community facilities. Commissioned by The Workers' Education Assoc. (15 mins)
 
     
     
  TOP OF THE WORLD (1994)
 
Second film for Vacamas about its work in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Harlem and the Bronx and at summer camp in a New York State Park. Screened on TCI NJ and TKR NY networks. (15 mins)
     
     
  CAMP VACAMAS-SUMMER MAGIC (1993)
 
First of three films for Vacamas Inc, a New York / New Jersey youth agency working with inner city-kids at camp in rural NJ. Screened on TCI network NJ. (15 mins)
     
     
  ROAD TO POPRICANI (1992)
 
Promo. film for Teesside aid charity working in orphanages in Romania. Co-production with Brian Shield of Peterlee College. Winner of Northern Colleges' Media Production Award.
(40 mins)
     
     
  GRANGETOWN-NORTH OF THE ROAD (1991)
 
The story of G'town from 1880s boom to 1980s bust and picking up the pieces at the beginning of the 90s... (40 mins)
     
     
  A CENTURY IN STONE mk.1 (1989)
 
From small acorns... The original half hour version, shown daily at Kirkleatham Museum for several years. First ever Teesside-made film marketed in stores. 900 VHS sales. (28 mins)
     
     


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