Posts tagged Documentary
Posts tagged Documentary
When I started Freeling a year ago, my main goal was to inspire people to be better than themselves. This film isn’t just about skateboarding, it’s about being strong enough to go against the current. In order to do great things, you must “get out of the box” and go for it. This film is my way of saying, skateboarding has shaped me into the kid that did that exactly. Enjoy the film and I hope everyone, one day, will see the bigger picture. Thank you.
Stacy Peralta, director/producer of Dogtown and Z-Boys has a new film; “Bones Brigade.” A biography about the birth of modern skateboarding and the personalities that shaped it as members of the Bones Brigade team.
An hour-long special made by Banksy charting the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics.
Contributors include Michael Fagan talking about breaking into the Queen’s bedroom: ‘I looked into her eyes, they were dark’; and Noel Godin, who pioneered attacking celebrities with custard pies: ‘Instead of a bullet I give them a cake’.
Explaining his reasoning behind the show, Banksy said: ‘Basically I just thought it was a good name for a TV programme and I’ve been working back from there’.
Narrated by Kathy Burke and produced by Jamie D’cruz, The Antics Roadshow examines the stories behind some of the most audacious stunts of recent times and what motivates the perpetrators, from mindless boredom to heartfelt political beliefs.
It includes a world exclusive first interview with the man responsible for putting the turf Mohican on Winston Churchill’s head.
A film about Mr Scruff. 2003.
Director/producer: Dom Phillips
Faction Films - www.factionfilms.co.uk
You can’t talk about electronic music without mentioning Detroit. That’s why in the second edition of Real Scenes, RA and Bench went to the city which birthed the genre we now call techno.
Detroit has always had a creative streak, due in large part to the boom and subsequent bust of the auto industry. Quite simply, Detroit is a city of extremes, and its music reflects that. These days, Detroit’s importance in the global electronic music scene is often referred to in the past tense. When we visited the city, though, we found a number of artists with their eyes (and ears) firmly set towards the future. After our time in the Motor City, it’s clear to us that Detroit will endure and innovate for years to come.
As I was talking to Dave from Chromeo and A-Trak earlier on Twitter about this VHS tape called “Open Transport”, released in early 2000, it was a hip hop documentary featuring the best up and coming artists of that particular time! And I found it back on the net so decided to post it. Watch a young A-Trak and his brother Dave1, both now really busy with their projects, Duck Sauce and Chromeo!
In this documentary we tried to capture the essence of the poetry, as well as the poets who define the streets of New York.
Spitting Ink follows eight spoken word artists as they traverse the streets, perform in situ, and talk about their motivation to write.
It was a chance encounter with a poet that led us to the streets of NY with a 16mm camera, an old DAT recorder and short-end rolls of film. We thought it would be interesting to film poets on location and cut portraits out of it. We did it without plan or budget because we’re not serious filmmakers. Most of the footage was already shot 7 years ago, but without knowing what to do with it, the footage got shelved. Only later we edited the footage down to all the bits that interested us and from there a story line organically evolved.