Filmography

COMPLETED

A CLOUD NEVER DIES – biographical documentary film on Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics and peace.

WALK WITH ME –  With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes you deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness.

THE ROAD TO FREEDOM PEAK – Feature documentary about the extraordinary meeting between a young Australian model and journalist and a former child soldier in Uganda. Mushroom Pictures (Melbourne) and Freedom Peak Films (London)

WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE – Feature documentary about our collective past, the filmmaker’s present and humanity’s future based on notes and journals written over two years of travelling the world.

Drama

SPIRALLING – 24 minute film drama commissioned by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain / www.yeastculture.org and DVR for schools and DVD release.

THE END OF THE LINE – Award nominee: Best Short Film – Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival 2004. Tilt Films / Film Council / ScreenEast. 6-minute short. DoP Bryan Loftus BSC Written, edited and directed by Max Pugh. Starring Miriam Margolyes and David Oyelowo. Other festivals include KinoFest, Calgary & Cannes.

BLACKOUT – 7-min short released 2005. Written by Anjan Chakraborty, DoP Bryan Loftus BSC.

NUTS AND BOLTS – HTV Drama. Episode in third series of the award-winning drama.

Documentary

THE LEECH AND THE EARTHWORM – Feature length global documentary for theatrical release funded by Ford Foundation (NYC) about blood, genes and indigenous tribes. Festivals: Mumbai, Athens, East Africa, San Francisco. Distributor: Journeyman / www.crushedplanet.com

BLOWBACK – A film made in the days after 9/11 travelling between New York and Washington. Looking at a new US peace movement and the fallout from the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001.

OUR OIL AND OTHER TALES – produced with Edizioni Gattacicova – Feature-length documentary on corruption in the oil industry in Venezuela. Distribution and TV in US / South America / Spain.

MICHEL STEINER – PEINTRE – French documentary about the contemporary artist Michel Steiner for Banque Chaix France / Art gallery screenings.

COMO BUSH GANO LAS ELECIONES IN ECUADOR, BOLIVIA NO SE VENDE, VENEZUELA: OTRO MODO ES POSIBLE – produced with Edizioni Gattacicova – a trilogy of 60 min limited theatrical release documentaries on politics in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador.  Festivals: Torino, Florence, Mumbai and TV in US / South America / Spain. http://gattacicova.wordpress.com/films/

ROGER BALLEN –  ‘The Slot’ Channel Four. The photographer South Africa loves to hate.

BORIS MICHAILOV – ‘The Slot’ Channel Four. Mikhailov’s work since his brush with the KGB in the 60s has earned him the reputation of one of the former Soviet Union’s most controversial contemporary photographers.

TRACEY MOFFATT – ‘The Slot’ Channel Four. Moffatt is tipped to win the 2000 Citibank Photographer’s prize. A short profile of the Australian artist in Paris in a series of five.

POSH PLOTS – BBC

Film in a documentary series on gardening obsessives. This episode looks at aristocrats, their grand gardens and inevitably, their gardeners.

ASHES TO ENLIGHTENMENT – BBC

A documentary which follows two groups of Americans who travel from New York and San Francisco to India and Nepal in order to scatter the ashes of loved ones according to Hindu and Buddhist tradition.

THE NATURE OF BUSINESS – BBC World. Stories of environmental sustainability in business around the world.

SCANDALS – HTV drama documentary on the 1936 Jimmy Thomas budget leak. Written and narrated by Patrick Hannan.

CARDBOARD CITIZENS

Observational documentary following a young homeless man who sells the Big Issue in Cardiff and is writing, directing and performing his own play with other homeless actors from the city.

THE WRAP IN CANNES – BBC – 5 documentary  shorts

Documentary shorts series shot during the Cannes Film Festival. The films follow a week in the life of the Film Festival as seen through the eyes of a BBC Radio One presenter, a socialite and veteran of fifty festivals, a celebrity chef, the manager of the Carlton hotel and the municipal dustmen.

MY BRECON – BBC

Documentary following the young American Jazz pianist Benny Green from New York to the Brecon Jazz Festival.