Jez and Misha are smart, university-educated millennials working in a car wash, waiting for better things while quietly despairing at what become of the UK. You’ve met them before, but you haven’t met Woodrow. He’s figured it all out – the end of the world and the post-apocalyptic society that lies beyond. Follow the trio on a trip like no other, a journey of unfiltered nihilistic anarchic rage.
A woman who hides her indigenous features under a thick layer of white makeup and a blonde wig, works as a night-time cleaner in an aquatic centre and her only dream is to be able to swim. A meeting on the road, with a couple of Mapuches, will make you change your frustrated existence forever.
Placebo: Alt.Russia follows alternative rock band Placebo, performing in ten cities across Russia. Narrated by the band’s bassist/guitarist Stefan Olsdal, the documentary offers a revealing insight into the alternative cultures in Russia’s major cities and the forces that seek to obstruct them.
Once upon a time, in 1915, a German saboteur arrived to Manhattan to interrupt the export of American munitions to Britain. He soon finds a collaborator in a wayward stevedore who unwittingly leads him to a group of labor anarchists. Sabotage and betrayal soon turn these bedfellows into agents of the other’s tragic end. In the spirit of a silent film from the era, this musical melodrama plays itself out through the interaction of archival images and the theatrical rendition of lives as they might have been lived on The Manhattan Front
Cathy Lee CRANE has been charting a speculative history on film since 1994. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts as well as grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the San Francisco Arts Commission. Her award-winning films (which include the experimental biographies Pasolini’s Last Words and Unoccupied Zone: The Impossible Life of Simone Weil) have screened at the Viennale, San Francisco International Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Cinematheque Francais, BFI, and Arsenal/Berlin. Her body of work received its first survey in 2015 as part of the American Original Now series at the National Gallery of Art. Her first feature-length fiction film The Manhattan Front (2018) premiered at SFIndie Fest where it received rave reviews. It went on to win the Lois Webber Award at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in 2019. In a quarter century of filmmaking, she has also served as director of photography for many artists including for Harun Farocki’s groundbreaking Prison Images (2000) and Nikki Appino’s Club Diamond, an experimental theatre piece that premiered at the Public Theatre’s Under the Radar showcase in January 2017. Crane is near completion of Crossing Columbus, a feature documentary about the Mexico/US border. Crane is Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography at Ithaca College.
A woman and two men. It’s nighttime. They cut the chain off the gate at the entrance of the theatre, they set the scene with the few objects they have brought with them, among which a camera. They have the task of “celebrating” a tragic rite. The tragedy is Antigone by Sophocles: the conflict between human and divine laws, the condition of women, the arrogance of power.
Documentary about the political spectrum focused on the biography of Karl Hess. A former corporate consultant and speechwriter for Barry Goldwater, Hess later joined the ranks of Students for a Democratic Society, later becoming a founding figure amongst Libertarians and survivalists.
With a US president propagating anti-muslim propaganda and the far-right gaining ground in western democracies, filmmaker and journalist Deeyah Khan sits face-to-face with fascists, racists and the proponents of “alt-right” ideologies to find out why.
If you think you have a difficult job, then think again. A post as the unofficial public relations representative for one of the world’s most repressive regimes is about as demanding as it gets. Being denounced on international news, shamed in national tabloids and slandered on social media is all just part of the job description for Dermot Hudson, Official Delegate and Chairman of the Korean Friendship Association in the United Kingdom.
A session with graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook, whose stated ambition is to use “design as a weapon for social change.” Barnbrook, who worked extensively with David Bowie, is also known for his collaboration with Adbusters, a graphically-designed magazine devoted to political and social causes that aims to “advance the new social activist movement of the information age.”
Comic Book Kingdom is a documentary examining the joys and hardships of creating comic books by some the most talented Comic book creators working across the UK today. Featuring Laurence Campbell - Artist of Wolverine, Punisher and B.P.R.D, Kev Hopgood - Co-creator of Marvel's War Machine, Ian Sharman - Editor in Chief of Markosia Enterprises, Nigel Twumasi, Myfanwy Tristram, Zara Slattery, Inko, Chie Kutsuwada, Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley.
Powerful film detailing how members of the RUC and UDR were centrally involved in the murder of over 120 innocent civilians during “the Troubles”. It details how members worked hand in hand with known sectarian murderers in the targeted assassinations of farmers, shopkeepers, publicans and other civilians in a campaign aimed at terrorising the most vulnerable in society. Now known as the Glenanne Gang, the group of killers rampaged through Counties Tyrone and Armagh and across into the Irish Republic in a campaign that lasted from July 1972 to the end of 1978.
Seán Murray is an award winning filmmaker from Belfast. His recent film, 'Fractured City' won a Royal Television Society Award at the BFI in London's South Bank.
He is also director of Relapse Pictures; a Belfast based Production Company specializing in a range of work including political documentary and drama.
He has directed a number of testimony-based documentaries dealing with legacy issues pertaining to the recent conflict in Northern Ireland and his recent film ‘Unquiet Graves’ has been screened at film festivals around the world
For the vast majority scratching out an existence on the plains of Africa, life really is a matter of basic survival. With his powerful feature debut, Emmy-winning short filmmaker Jon Kasbe (Heartbeats Of Fiji) documents how this daily struggle binds together the inhabitants of Northern Kenya, both man and beast, and through the stories of ivory trader "X" and nature reserve ranger Asan, explores how questions of morality and mortality become increasingly complicated in such a savage landscape.
A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, killed in a coup d'état led by his best friend and advisor Blaise Compaoré, who then ruled the country as an autocrat for 27 years, until a massive popular insurrection led to his removal. Today, the spirit of resistance and political change is mightier than ever and it permeates every aspect of the Burkinabè life. It is an inspiration, not only to Africa, but to the rest of the world.
Convinced there's more to the Manson murders than meets
the public eye, counterculture journalist Paul Krassner embarks on an LSD tinged investigation of the last of Manson's disciples: Brenda McCann, Sandra Good and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme. What he finds could change how the world sees the 60s ... if he lives long enough to tell the story.
About the director: Loonie Martin’s first feature length film, Women’s Studies, was distributed nationally by R2 Films. In 2018, he completed his second feature film, The Last of the Manson Girls which went on to win Best of Fest at the South Carolina Underground Film Festival. The film also garnered him a Best Director award at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival as well as awards for Production Design and Best Supporting Actress. That same year, Martin's feature length screenplay Maynard Came Back made it the second round of the Austin Film Festival Dramatic Screenplay Competition.
His short film work has screened at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Temecula Valley Film Festival, Eerie Horror Film Festival, and West Chester Shorts Film Festival among others. For over ten years, Martin worked in Washington, D.C. and environs as an independent filmmaker on a variety of different projects; from short films and web series to corporate and government training videos, commercials, and narrative features. In 2016, he produced, wrote and directed a series of sexual harassment training videos for the U.S. Army. Currently, Martin is employed as an Instructor of Theatre & Film at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV while also in development on his third feature length film.
Thomas Laboss the host of Hard Streets Uk, hits the road interviewing families and different culture across the UK, uncovering the truth and being his usual exploitive self, but there’s something a little bit more sinister about this particular family, and he may not get out of this one alive. A british docu-horror inspired by the #metoo movement.
This film opens up the worlds, works and creative juices of four powerful and passionate LGBTQIA+ female artists. Filmed with their creations, they question and share, how we express all of who we are, and all of who we can dare to be. Artists Jo Hay, Ope Lori, Peta Lily and Sarah Jane Moon work with their sexuality, gender, difference and humour to squeeze the best from life through Art. She is Juiced is a sensitive work that allows space to experience four vital and diverse, female, creative impulses, both through the eyes of fellow creatives and in their own words.
A chance meeting of two unlikely characters from different generations, who find comfort within each other’s conflicting worldviews whilst struggling with life on the street. Child abuse, mental illness and homelessness are experienced through the eyes of an ex-cinema manager who sees the world in filmic moments, and a know-it-all millennial who has seen more of the world than she ought. Some Girls Wander shows just how easy it is to become homeless.
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER, STORY, CINEMATOGRAPHER/DP, EDITOR, SOUND EDITOR, CAMERA OPERATOR, SOUND MIXER
SOME GIRLS WANDER is Geoff Woodbridge's first feature film as director.
During his time at Liverpool City College, Geoff worked on several short student films before pursuing a career in media critique and performance & project management.
He has written short fiction, collected in two volumes 'Eggs From a Crows Nest' and 'Something Weird, Something Strange' and critical essays 'The English Literature & Other Essays'. His work has also been included in The Yellow Booke Vol 1 & 3.
Writing for the Liverpool Lantern Theatre, 'The Sweet Caramel Bliss', 'The Greatest Feast', 'Moving House with Thoughts of Art' and 'The Tramps' which was later developed in to the feature film 'Some Girls Wander'.
Geoff was also involved in the Scottish teen zombie feature film, 'Five Flee in Terror' as writer and director, which is still in pre production awaiting funding.
Geoff has also directed the music promo for Mike Badger’s (formerly The La’s) - Miss Jones
Other projects that Geoff is currently working on include Fear the Flying Dead (Script), The Lisbon Maru (Writer/Director) and The Greatest Feast (Writer/Director)
Some Girls Wander was written, directed, filmed and edited by Geoff as a self funded independent feature film.