A series of documentaries exploring the lives of four people who’ve survived a coma but now live in various states of consciousness, made for Channel 4’s 3 Minute Wonder strand with unprecedented access to the survivors of comas and their families.
Shot with unprecedented access to hospitals and care centres around the UK, Life After Coma is a sensitive portrait that looks at the ongoing duty of care long after the initial, critical period is over.
Produced by Mosaic Films for Channel 4, the films were directed and filmed by Dr Barry J Gibb, a former neuroscientist and author of The Rough Guide to the Brain. He said, “Being conscious is something we take seriously for granted. In these films, each of the main characters became comatose after a serious incident, but all have managed to fight their way back to some … Read More »
Channel 4, 2005
Mish Kids are unique. Having spent their childhoods and early adolescence abroad – wherever God called their parents to preach – most Missionaries are bi-lingual, love different cultures and feel at home overseas, even though they are foreigners. But when they are brought back home to Britain to finish their education, they don’t fit in at all. They may look like everyone else but their accents are different. They may now be ‘home’ but they don’t wear the right clothes or say the right things. Drugs, lawnmowers, Tube stations, Big Brother, Neighbours, getting drunk, and small talk are all part of what is a beguiling world for Mish Kids. As they wrestle with their convictions and struggle to find out where they belong, this series of short documentaries offers a fascinating glimpse into the strange no-man’s land that these … Read More »
Channel 4/ National Blood Service, 2004
Four short, animated documentaries at the cutting edge of their form in their use of animation, documentary and new media, explore the eye-opening issue of blood donation. The series was produced as a slate of films for Channel 4’s The Slot, entitled Blood Matters, in association with The National Blood Service.
Series Producer: Andy Glynne
What’s Blood Got To Do With It?
An irreverent, Python-esque lightning-fast tour through the history of the uses and misuses of blood, mixing informative narrative, with humorous visuals. Narrated by the refreshingly absurd comedian Alexei Sayle.
Director: Andy Glynne
Animation Director: Jim Field
Narrator: Alexei Sayle
This film chronicles the experiences of Leona, a black girl, born with Sickle Cell Disease. Now a teenager, she candidly describes the regular stream of hospital visits, sickle cell crises and blood transfusions that have become the fabric of her life.
Director: … Read More »
Spend a fast and furious weekend with teenagers around Britain.
Executive Producer: Colin Luke and Adam Alexander
Producer: Emma Read
Director: Emma Read
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the state of Israel, Unholy Land was shot in Israel and Palestine by Israeli and Palestinian filmmakers.
Channel 4, 1998
A series of films shot by Palestinian and Israeli filmmakers that take us into the lives of ordinary men and women who live in an extraordinary region of the world, Unholy Land was made using a unique production method pioneered by Colin Luke and Adam Alexander. Each filmmaker worked alone with just a small digital camera, following subjects closely and at length. Their rushes were then edited in London into separate films, of lengths ranging from 15 minutes to one hour. This approach, already employed to great effect in the BBC series Russian Wonderland (1995) and United Kingdom! (1997), combines the intimacy and vitality achieved by video diaries with the structure and rigour of the professional documentary … Read More »