.... beautiful and unexpected radio
- News… [+]December 2016
Langston Hughes at The Third BBC RADIO 3 Presented by David Hendy. In 1964 - a presidential election year in the United States - the Third Programme broadcast an epic series about African-American life called 'The Negro in America'. In a coup for the BBC, it was co-produced by the great poet of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes. His series brought to the airwaves a range of sounds and voices of the Civil Rights struggle, of jazz music and black literature: sounds and voices that had rarely been heard in Britain. 'The Negro in America' is also the tale of an unlikely relationship.
It was a privilege to work with someone of David Hendy's calibre. I felt we did justice to the work created by Langston and Bridson all those years ago.
- A Scrapbook… [+]
…. of images and quotes (mainly from the movies) which I found inspiring.
Kubrick when talking of The Shining cites an essay by H. P. Lovecraft in which the author says, "In all things that are mysterious -- never explain"
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. - Bernard Berenson
My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water. - Robert Bresson
1930's photo of a Japanese street storyteller.
Rockethouse is a bijou company that creates radio, sound design, film and other delights.
The view from the office carpark.
Director Matt Thompson worked for many years with Nigel Acheson.