ANIMATIONS

RIDE

A five minute animated film photographed at a private collection of motorcycles situated in North Portugal. ‘Ride’ is a homage to 1950s motorcycle design in which hundreds of real motorbikes are animated frame by frame, as a rider departs on an idealised journey into the countryside.  Due for completion January 2018

ELEGY

A film entirely of stone and light, just stone and light. 2017 - 6 mins

TIME TRAVELLERS

THREESOME

Threesome; consisting of three; threefold. Three forming a group. Or (slang) an occasion in which three people engage in sexual activity together. This film combines Good Friends, Busby Berkeley's Tribute to Mae West and Lie Detector. 2016- 4.30 mins

 

GOOD FRIENDS

The third short riff of three films which use the same striking image; a short story which is just short of a love story. 2016 - 1.40 mins

THE FIVE MINUTE MUSEUM

A history of man made objects from stone age to the age of plastics, photographed at museums in UK and Switzerland. 2015 - 6 mins

LAY BARE

A composite portrait of the human body, revealing it as it is only rarely seen in our most intimate relationships - erotic and comic, beautiful and vulnerable.

2012 - 6 mins

CENTRAL SWISS

Swiss skiers stop for their portraits during a busy holiday weekend on the mountains. The second in a series of time lapse portraits of strange people in unusual places. 2006 - 8 mins

PAUL BUSH TALKS

Paul Bush tries to talk about the making of While Darwin Sleeps and his aspirations for cinema but all the time the film itself tries to take over and in the end completely overwhelms him. Commissioned for Canal + France. 2006 - 2 mins

SHINJUKU SAMURAI

Twenty six citizens of Tokyo stop for a moment in front of a time lapse camera in the busy Shinjuku entertainment district of the city. 2004 - 6 mins

WHILE DARWIN SLEEPS . . .

Thousands of insects pass through the film each for a single frame. It seems that the genetic progamme of millions of years is taking place in a few minutes. It is like a mescalin vision dreamt by Charles Darwin. 2004 - 5 mins.

GEISHA GROOMING

A thoroughly modern Geisha gets ready for a fun night out. First of a series featuring the heroine of artist Lisa Milroy's recent paintings. 2003 - 3.30 mins

SECRET LOVE

During village celebrations a father and daughter dance but a quarrel begins, other villagers take sides and events turn to violence beyond control. Set to the song Father and Daughter by Percy Grainger. 2002 - 3.30 mins

BUSBY BERKELEY'S TRIBUTE TO MAE WEST

Busby Berkeley's tribute to screen sex goddess Mae West as imagined by director Paul Bush. Due to the explicit sexual imagery a picture cannot be shown. 2002 - 1.20 mins

 

PAS DE DEUX DE DEUX

A parasitic presence has completely taken over the body of its host. A classical pas de deux from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is restaged frame by frame with the original dancers replaced by four new dancers. 2001 - 5.30 mins

LIE DETECTOR

However much he wants to lie there is one part of a man's body that always tells the truth. Due to the explicit sexual imagery a picture cannot be shown. 2001 - 1.20 mins

 

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

Imagine that the camera is possessed with a psychosis similar to human schizophrenia; suppose that this disease subtly changes every single frame of film while leaving the narrative superficially intact. 2001 - 5.15 mins

FLIK-FLAK

Five hundred thousand years into the future life continues to exist. Humanity has ceased. Their progeny are electronic creatures with memory banks stuffed with useless information. Due to the degraded state of their circuitry most are stupid beyond belief. 2000 - 2 episodes of 3 mins

FURNITURE POETRY

How can you prove this table does not vanish or alter shape the minute your back is turned? The film-maker contributes to this philosophical debate by changing tables, chairs, jugs, fruit and everything else lying around his house. 1999 - 5.15 mins

THE ALBATROSS

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner illustrated by 19th century wood engravings and brought to life by scratching directly into the surface of colour filmstock. 1998 - 15 mins

STILL LIFE WITH SMALL CUP

A radical re-working of an etching by Italian artist Giorgio Morandi, brought to life by engraving fame by frame into the photographic emulsion of colour filmstock. 1995 - 3.30 mins

HIS COMEDY

A journey into the centre of Hell; Dante's The Divine Comedy, illustrated by Gustav Dore's wood engravings and animated by scratching directly into the surface of the film. 1994 - 8 mins

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