Department of Media, Culture and Language

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014 Queen's Building, Southlands
Contact

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Biography

Jeremy has been an independent filmmaker/producer for over twenty years, writing and directing over twenty shorts, documentaries, and commercials. His current research explores film language for digital cinema, devising strategies for multi-image screen stories, which examines new approaches to narrative. His experience in filmmaking underpins his teaching and has professional experience in many areas of production. He has produced work for The Arts Council England, The Arts Council Wales and The UK Film Council. He has made films for Southern Television, Yorkshire TV, Danish Television, Polish Television, S4C, C4 and Carlton Television. Jeremy was trained as a multi-camera drama director on Eastenders at Elstree and has worked professionally as a producer in Denmark, Poland, and the UK. Jeremy’s recent film, Palimpsest, a four screen, four-part arts installation, is currently touring nationally as a part of Changing the Landscape, a multi-media arts project. The films and exhibition are based on a response to a family archive of personal letters sent from The Front, during and leading up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916.  The project is supported by public funding from The National Lottery, through Arts Council England. Changing the Landscape was the first contemporary art exhibition at The National Archive Kew, as their foremost event for the Battle of the Somme centenary in 2016 and subsequently toured to the Atrium Gallery at the London School of Economics and is currently installed in the iconic Wolfson Reading Rooms at Manchester Central Library until March 2017. The project has enjoyed a public reach of approximately 5 million (The National Archives statistics).  Other film screenings of Jeremy’s work include, Writ in Water (2009) Aristotle in Change (2009) Helsinki, AVANCA Film Festival Portugal (2010), MeCCSA National Conference (2010), and Postdigital Encounters (2011) Bristol Watershed; his work has also been shown in Italy, Ireland and Poland.

Jeremy started making films with Chapter Filmworks, Cardiff, where he directed ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ a documentary starring Don Pennebaker and Paul Robeson Jnr., he went on to write and direct ‘The Joke Works’, a 50 minute film starring Sharon Morgan; he was a researcher and production assistant on ‘The Case for Coal/ The Miner’s Tapes’, a Channel 4 documentary series awarded a Grierson Award for Best Television Documentary.  Jeremy also directed short documentaries for S4C and Produced the animation film ‘Century City’ for Filmworks / S4C. His film Space Dance (2001), starring Richard Vanstone, was shortlisted for a BAFTA for Best Short.

Jeremy is a graduate of the Polish National Film School in Łódź, The Northern Film School UK and Cardiff School of Art and Design.

Qualifications

BA (Wales), MA Fine Arts (Wales), MA Film Production (Leeds Met.). MA Lodz Film School Poland

Research interests

Directing Drama for the Screen

Directing Documentary

Screenwriting

Drama for New Media

Expertise:

Directing Drama and Documentary

Writing for the screen

Research projects

'Palimpsest', a four part, four-screen, art installation film for Changing the Landscape, funded by National Lottery through the Arts Council of England.  A practice as research project.

'Back to the Future', a practice as research project plotting the history and development of the Use of Multi-Image Storytelling in Screen Drama.

'Writ in Water'. Writer/Director. Commissioned by Farnborough Media Research Department. A multi-screen drama.

Teaching

Directing Drama and Documentary
Editing
Production
Camera
Writing for the screen

Examining Experience

External Examiner at University of Stirling

External Examiner at Farnborough College of Technology. University of Surrey

External Examiner atUniversity of SussexExternal Examiner at Farnborough College of Technology: BSC Media

External Examiner at Farnborough College of Technology: BSC Media

External Assessor at Manchester Metropolitan University. BA Film/Video

External Assessor for MA Moving Image, Film Academy of Wales

Research outputs

  1. Mapping a first World War Archive Through a Contemporary Lens

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Palimpsest

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  3. Palimpsest - Portfolio

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

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