It’s an unadorned and minimalist affair….but trust grows, the floodgates open and
eventually he elicits all manner of illuminating testimony.
Out of the Ashes 2010, directors Tim Albone and LucyMartens
The Mirror, David Edwards
…here's a documentary that's amusing, affecting and life-affirming in equal measure.
Empire, David Parkinson
Strewn with amusing, exciting and sometimes shameful moments, this inspiring
documentary chronicles the side’s progress through the lower ranks of the ICC system, with
highlights such as a victory over Jersey contrasting with Taj’s dismissal as coach. This is a
fitting and utterly charming tribute to a dreamer who refused to be tyrannised into accepting
Guilty Pleasures 2010 director Julie Moggan
Time Out, Phil Harrison. Pick of the Day
Funny, grim and unexpectedly revealing.
Sunday Times, Critics Choice & Pick of the Day, Victoria Segal
This lovely documentary looks at the phenomenon from both sides...Sharply edited, without
mocking its subjects, this is a film that acknowledges the power of these grown-up fairy tales.
Shed Your Tears And Walk Away, 2009, director Jez Lewis
The Observer, Mark Kermode
Jez Lewis's documentary is something special – a poetic, powerful and often very painful film made with a raw intimacy that bespeaks harsh truths.
The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw
Jez Lewis has made a passionate and sometimes despairing documentary…The director's
real concern for Cass makes the film a compelling, heartfelt document.
The Financial Times, Nigel Andrews
At the London Film Festival this stunning British documentary walked away with
everyoneıs tears…Will (Cass) make it? We come to love him, so we care…Lewis shows no mercy, knows no defeat... this is sobering, determined, marvellous filmmaking.
Men of the City, 2009, director Marc Isaacs
The Times, David Chater
No one has ever made a film about the City that is so singular, so evocative and so human.
TimeOut, Phil Harrison
We all knew that the city of London was dysfunctional in many, varied ways. But Marc
Isaac’s excellent film turns the spotlight on four of its reluctant prisoners with touching,
occasionally revelatory results….Isaac’s wry but compassionate eye finds poetry in each of
these lives, challenging the vast inequalities of aspiration and opportunity he finds, but also
asking us to ponder who the real winners and losers are. A truly evocative slice of London in
all it’s tawdry yet incorrigibly hopeful glory.
The English Surgeon, Director Geoffrey Smith
This is one extraordinary documentary, approaching hugely emotive subject matter with
nimble delicacy and, it has to be said, steely reserve when it comes to filming a brain
operation performed under only local anaesthetic. A life-affirming, unforgettable portrait of a
…a lovely film, the best documentary for a long time.
Garbage Warrior, Director Oliver Hodge
Time Out, London
This film does offer a fascinating glimpse of alternative living styles and point an accusing
finger at the inactivity of our sleeping global masters.
Telling the epic story of maverick US architect Michael Reynolds…Documentarian Oliver
Hodge depicts his subject as a true humanitarian.
All White in Barking, Director Marc Isaacs
Incisive, surprisingly upbeat. Isaacs refrains from demonizing anyone here, and instead
crafts a communal portrait infused with compassion.
Philip and His Seven Wives, Director Marc
Financial Times, Karl French – Critics Choice
A disturbing, intimate study of low-key madness denial and ritual humiliation.