I delivered a TED talk at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on the subject of How Street Wisdom Changed My Life. If you are interested, more information on the rather wonderful Street Wisdom can also be found here.
13th July 2020
4th July 2020
A short video essay from Film Scalpel, ‘The Apartment gets the starring role’. Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and all other visitors have been scrubbed from Billy Wilder’s movie: their appearances erased, their voices replaced by a soundscape. Quirky and strangely compelling.
The legendary Dolly Parton, narrates “Nashville’s Video Hit,” a video that pays tribute to the passion, resilience and tenacity of the city amid its efforts to recover from devastating tornadoes that struck in March and themore recent coronavirus lockdown, which has hit musicians particularly hard.
18th June 2020
How The Big Issue has adapted its offering and messaging during the global pandemic (short and very worthwhile video)
7th June 2020
Short Film – Other Side Of The Box. Winner of the 2019 SXSW midnight shorts category. Late one night a couple receives a mysterious package from an old friend.
31st May 2020
‘Nenad Bach is a world-class musician that decided to stop performing publicly after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2010. In the wake of his diagnosis he discovered that playing ping pong helped to alleviate his symptoms. Now he’s attempting to help millions of others do the same’
25th May 2020
Vimeo Pick of The Week – Quarantine – A tale of confinement (3’33”) ‘Puberty is a peculiar time, characterised by enormous changes, insecurities and questionable choices. Now imagine if you add a global virus to the mix.’
16th May 2020
‘Did somebody say Just Eat?’ : re-done Snoop Doggy style. Nice mix of graphics and filming style plus 3D elements, involving a number of creative teams working remotely.
27th April 2020
I’ve not shared much from Maria Popova’s wonderful Brainpickings for a while. This poem from Marie Howe is a wonderful discovery. ‘The poem (Singularity, after Stephen Hawking) is… a stunning meditation on the interconnectedness of belonging across space and time, across selves and species, across the myriad artificial unbelongings we have manufactured as we have drifted further and further from our elemental nature. Its closing line is an invocation, an incantation, ending with a timeless word of staggering resonance today: Home.