BORGES AND I (2009) Feature Film
here to view the trailer.
"Brilliant!" Franco Frassetti FILMS IN REVIEW
"Compelling and impressive from beginning to end" Andrew Bujalski (Writer/Director Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax)
"Remarkably warm and charming" Robert Barry THEQUIETUS.COM
"A comic delight" Naila Scargil FILM & FESTIVALS Magazine
"Fascinating...so very raw, personal and
spontaneous, three things that are so
very hard to achieve in fiction." Merlin Crossingham (creative director of Wallace and Gromit)
BORGES AND I is a facetious commentary on the relentless recording and sharing of our lives in the wake of the user-generated-content generation.
Through the use of a secret camera, an out-of-work actor tries to uncover the reasons behind his failing career and takes on an experiment to find out if it is possible to control how others perceive him.
WINNER Best Fiction Film, ITZON.TV May 2011
WINNER Best No-Budget Feature Film, London Independent Film Festival 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION Raindance Film Festival 2009
OFFICIAL SELECTION London Independent Film Festival 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION Seattle True Independent Film Festival 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION New Filmmakers New York 2010
OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND (2009)
Narrated by Juliet Stevenson, Out of Sight Out of Mind is a 25 min documentary following three mothers as they struggle to provide a normal life for their children against the shocking reality of being an asylum seeker in the UK.
An excerpt from the film was aired by the Guardian and can be seen here.
OFFICIAL SELECTION We the Peoples Film Festival London 2009
OFFICIAL SELECTION Artivist Film Festival 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION London International Documentary Festival 2010
BEYOND THE FOREST (2007)
BEYOND THE FOREST is a 30 minute documentary about the impending extinction of the Tigers and Leopards in India. It follows Academy Award nominee director Ashvin Kumar in his attempt to shoot an action thriller feature film with the aim to bring this message to the mainstream cinema and Belinda Wright whose brave undercover operations and stings single-handedly uncovered several poaching gangs.
OFFICIAL SELECTION Artivist Film Festival 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION Med Award 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION Cine'Eco Film Festival 2007
OFFICIAL SELECTION Beyond TV International Film Festival 2007
THREE TOWERS (2006)
"Immaculately shot...hilarious dead-pan humour." TIME OUT LONDON
"A monochrome masterpiece." EPOCH TIMES
Written by Camera D'or winners Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen (Cannes Film Festival 2007), THREE TOWERS is set on 9/11 in a remote Italian village and centres on how the far reaching news affects the lives of an old, isolated farmer couple.
WINNER Best Short Film Raindance Film Festival 2006 (Juries awarding the film included Lou Reed, Kevin MacDonald and Judi Dench)
WINNER Special Award Split Film Festival 2007
WINNER Onda Curta Award Imago Film Festival 2007
NOMINATED Best Short Film Montreal World Film Festival 2006
OFFICIAL SELECTION Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2006
OFFICIAL SELECTION Los Angeles Film Festival 2007
OFFICIAL SELECTION Aspen Shorts Fest 2007
OFFICIAL SELECTION Tribeca Film Festival 2007
Made in collaboration with Palm D'or winner Abbas Kiarostami, a lift provides the perfect place for a young boy to practice his trumpet in peace, well almost... The film was produced by Hot Property Films and Channel 4 with the support of the French Institute. TRUMPET was broadcast on Channel 4 UK in June 2005.
NOTES FROM RISHIKESH (2004)
Filmed in northern India from September 2003 to Jan 2004, Notes from
Rishikesh is a 30-minute television documentary investigating the mysterious
disappearances of travellers in India and follows the making of the
feature film Letters from Rishikesh, which tackles the same subject
through a fictional story. NOTES FROM RISHIKESH had repeat broadcasts throughout 2005 & 2006 on Channel 5 (Yes IL).
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2004
BASS BABYLON (2004)
This short film, comprised completely of Super 8 archive footage shot
in the early 70's by the late Meir Ariel is about the hardships the
kibbutz movement has encountered over the years and the resilience of
the people and the land they nurtured and loved.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Zebra Poetry Film Award, Berlin 2004
This 35mm B&W short drama about a dog shampooer who tries to break
the routine of his monotonous life by building a time machine has earned
critical acclaim worldwide. It was selected by The British Council to
promote British filmmaking at international festivals and has been screened
at over 15 prestigious film festivals around the world.
WINNER Konard Wolf Award, Munich Film Festival 2003
WINNER Film of the Year Award, London Film School 2003
OFFICIAL SELECTION Short Cuts Cologne 2003
OFFICIAL SELECTION CameraImage 2003
OFFICIAL SELECTION Festival Tous Courts 2004
OFFICIAL SELECTION London Short Film Festival 2005 (and many more)
FAMILY FOUND (2002)
This 16mm short documentary, filmed in Boston Massachusetts in 2002,
covers the life and work of the renowned self-taught artist Morton Bartlett.
The film has since been screened in several museums internationally
including the American Folk Art Museum in New York, The Contemporary
Art Museum in California, The Intuit Art Gallery in Chicago and The
Brighton and Hove Museum in England. The film contains an original music
score by the highly acclaimed composer John Zorn which has since been
released on CD.
STILL LIFE IN BLUE (2002)
Set in an art gallery where the recorded audio guide has a mind of its
own, this 16mm short film won Best Comedy Short on Yahoo.Movies.com
in May 2002 and remained in the top 5 comedies in the BritShorts screening
room for nearly 2 years.
AMERICAN EXPRESS BLUE (2001)
This 16mm colour commercial for American Express Blue Credit Card was
the London Film School's official entry for the Kodak Student Commercial
THE WISH (2001)
This 35mm colour short film about an elderly man who enters the wrong
apartment by mistake was Yoni and Emily's first collaboration at the
London Film School in 2001 and marks the beginning of their long-standing
Raindance Film Festival, London 2001
GET IN THE CAR (1998)
This Music Promo filmed in a safari park and on a roller coaster has
had continuous broadcast on various music channels since 1998.