Saturday, December 23, 2006

On the Threshold (2006)

Following on from the success of Big Sister in encouraging people to volunteer to knock on people’s doors, Manjuka and I made another video about Karuna fundraising and taking our Buddhist practice out into the world. (more…)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Lotus in the City (2006)

For this video Maitreyabandhu and I interviewed about forty people around the London Buddhist Centre to show newcomers the breadth and depth of practice as well as the activities in the Buddhist village of Bethnal Green. It was lovely working with Maitreyabandhu again, great fun and very harmonious too. (more…)

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Big Sister – a dharma documentary (2005)

I really enjoyed making this video with Karuna Trust last
year.

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Making of the Triumph of Life (2003)

The Triumph of Life opera about the last days of the Buddha was an incredibly ambitious project produced in under a month by a group of people around the London Buddhist Centre who amazingly had never done anything really like it before.

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Sex Elvis Boy (1993)

A short video inspired by some music a couple of friends were making at the time. (more…)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Truth Game (1990)

This was my graduation film from filmschool and travelled the world going to over 23 film festivals – taking me with it a few times. (more…)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Two Men (1989)

The first video I ever made ‘on my own’. A bit more revealing, in many ways, than the title indicates. (more…)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

All Out! Dancing in Dulais (1986)

Radical queers at the time were involved with supporting the miners in the 1985/5 Miners’ strike and we in the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners’ Group made a record of our involvement with a mining community in South Wales. (more…)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Framed Youth – the revenge of the teenage perverts! (1983)

I joined the very ad hoc Lesbian and Gay Youth Video Project in 1982 and we (about 25 young lesbians and gays) made this video about ourselves, our friends and some strangers(!). (more…)

Monday, May 1, 2006

To sleep or not to sleep

I just don’t seem to want to go to sleep at night. So many evenings I say to myself that I am going to get a reasonably early night and I find myself later still up way after midnight. It doesn’t make any sense. I get really tired and still I don’t want to go to sleep. Sometimes I am so tired I can hardly walk and yet I still try and stay awake. It often seems like madness, a fever that won’t let me rest. I just don’t want to go to that dark place where dreams live (although it is quite rare that I remember my dreams). (more…)