Monday, 12 June 2017


If you're reading this, you're probably aware that my main directorial project at the moment is a modern day city symphony entitled LONDON SYMPHONY. If you've not been following the film's progress elsewhere, here's a little roundup of some of the recent news:

The film will have its World Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017, where it has also been nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film. Tickets for the festival screenings are on sale here.

The film will receive a boutique theatrical release in the UK on September 3rd 2017, when it will screen at the Barbican Centre in London (with its score performed live), before 'touring' around a number of carefully selected venues. Full details of the 'tour' will be announced nearer the time, but tickets are already on sale for the Barbican launch event here.

The film will also be released internationally later this year through Flicker Alley, one of my favourite distributors of silent film. I'm a long-time admirer and collector of their discs, so I'm very honoured that LONDON SYMPHONY has been chosen to join their collection.

Finally, we have released a trailer for the film, which you can watch here. Enjoy!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Friday, 26 May 2017

10 great island films

Sam Wigely and I wrote about 10 great island films for the BFI. It's always nice to be able to write about films you admire, and I highly recommend all five of the films I covered here if you've not seen them - Stromboli and The Naked Island are among my all time favourites.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Quote for the Week

'It is legitimate to ask that a film be entertaining, but this doesn't necessarily mean that a film can't have a message. If I write with true conviction about a subject that is important to me, I should at least be able to expect that it is just as important to many others who live here and now and who are struggling with the same problems as I do. Inspiring reflection in others is my gain' - Ingmar Bergman