Monday, September 17th, 2012

brandalism [random acts]

…where I follow two men and a van around five cities in the UK across five days putting up nearly forty pieces of artwork [subversively, of course] – all as a comment on advertising, commercialism and the great white hope that is buy buy buy. More info on http://brandalism.org.uk/ Viewers outside the UK can use […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

brandalism

documenting this project has been a little baby of mine. i was invited by the brandalism crew on a road tour – mostly nestled in the back of a blackened van with tall ladders, buckets of paste, artwork and a clutch of hi-vis vests. they’d try to put up over thirty billboards in five cities […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

free syria air force [random acts]

When I asked Channel 4’s legal department what they thought of me making a film about a bunch of artist / activists launching an airstrike on the Syrian Embassy, I received the most passive-aggressive invite to a legal and compliance workshop. Something along the lines of “we would love to see you at this”…. When […]

Monday, March 5th, 2012

reverend billy and the church of earthalujah [random acts]

What do you get when you cross an Elvis impersonator with an evangelical preacher and throw in a protest against corporate sponsorship of the arts? Reverend Billy, his choir and an almighty oil-covered flashmob of the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall… in multi-part harmony. Of course. This was the first Random Act I shot for Channel […]

Friday, January 27th, 2012

dr d [random acts]

It was one of those one-off phone call scenarios. Dr D, this wheatpasting vandal I know, rings up. “You still doing your telly things?” Yes. “What you doin tonight?” Erm…. I scrabbled around for a camera. “Wanna meet me at six or seven around [redacted]?” So after I convinced Emily James to come out shooting […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

santacon [random acts]

Santa doesn’t come once a year. He comes by the thousands on a sozzled, situationist-inspired derive that wreaks merry ho all over the streets of London. He paints the town red and white and has little time for pesky elves. He can be nice, but on Santacon, he’s only ever naughty.

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

greenwash dream….

Filmed this recently…. One HDV camera and one mobile phone. It was for Stop Sweatshop Greenwash at Thanet Earth. It’s to the tune of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”. Not a bad stab for a bunch of green and labour activists in green hair and a man with an inflatable guitar eh?