George Square 1919 -1990
With the current redesign of Glasgow’s George Square put on hold for reasons that have more to do with dirty-politics then Glasgow and it’s people, here’s a film I made in 1990 with the legendary/mythical/Rewind foot-notes and video artists Pictorial Heroes.
George Square was commissioned by Channel 4 as part of Glasgow’s year of culture and a time in history when the walls between East and West were tumbling down. It’s a short film dedicated to Glasgow, it’s people and a very special place with a history that the developers and politicians are trying to bury beneath a neo-liberal themepark. Share and enjoy!
16th January 1999,
Cape Wrath Scotland
A place where Europe starts or ends. It also happened to be the end of a shoot that had started in Sarajevo and been going on since 1995 on the digital feature Victim of Geography. It was also my 40th birthday. The Footage has very rarely been seen and was shot with my old S8mm camera – that died shortly afterwards. It shows Shaman/Wanderer and Psycho-Geographer Marshall Anderson burning the remains of a wild goose he’d found on a beach. We’d walked to the point where Europe runs out and had spent most of the trip watching and filming the RAF practising their bombing runs for wars we’ve all been a part of ever since.
Today I decided to rename my@minefieldmovie twitter feed. The reason for this has a lot to do with what’s happening with the project – I want it to speak for itself – and …
In March 2013 , it will be 10 years since we began filming Kurdi in Glasgow, just before the start of the war in Iraq. So, I’m looking to get this Scottish BAFTA nominated feature film up on to Distrify in the next few weeks, along with a number of other titles from my back catalogue. In the meantime here’s the original pilot we shot in Kurdistan: Peshmarga (Those Who Die First) It’s more of a hybrid between a short-film and an extended trailer really, rather than a conventional cinema trailer.
Kurdi can also currently be seen on VOD at IndeFlix: http://indieflix.com/film/kurdi-32624/
Welcome to my new website, which in all honesty will be as much an evolution as it will a revolution.
With the changes taking place at Autonomi last year, I thought it best on the …
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Because what’s going to happen here will be as much evolution as it will revolution. It’ll include lots of new and old archive clips, a blog,which’ll be like a sketchbook and scrapbook, some VoD with options to buy and own films and a bunch of other stuff that I’ve worked on and am developing.
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In the meantime here’s the trailer for my current film-in-progress: Minefield