Examples of recent projects
I first came across Kay’s stunning art at a trade show at Birmingham’s NEC and contacted her to see if I could film her. We agreed a filming date at her lovely cottage high up in the Welsh valleys. On that day in March the wind blew hard from the north and the rain barely stopped. It was such a pleasure to meet her in person and see her magnificent work. We talked as I filmed and then we shared a simple lunch of soup, bread and cheese. Her work reminds me of the art of Jackie Morris and Catherine Hyde. It is multi-layered, weaving history, mythology and shamanic glimpses with a profound love and respect for the natural world.
Introducing the new 5 string S type bass guitar from Gillett Guitars. Played by Sean Davey. Michael Gillett highlights the special design features of his new guitar and interviews Pro Bass player Sean Davey on his experience of playing this new guitar. This beautiful bass guitar has been designed and built in the West Country and handcrafted from indigenous hardwoods from reclaimed and sustainable sources.
Sam Smith left school without qualifications and was advised that a career in supermarket shelf stacking awaited him. Luckily, a guardian angle stepped in and recommended a two-day forge course. He now runs his own forge, teaches students in the art of blacksmithing and creates beautiful knives from old car springs and worn farrier files. Passionate about his craft, and ever keen to learn new skills, he is a blacksmith / philosopher in the making.
A film for Circles South West’s Young People’s Service. Circles work towards there being ‘No More Victims’ by reducing emotional loneliness; modelling appropriate adult relationships; supporting their safe integration; and holding the individual to account for their behaviour.
The Circle represents a community engaging with, rather than rejecting, someone trying to live without harming, putting local volunteers at its heart.
A life in the day of one of Somerset's most experienced copywriters - Jim O'Connor. If you're looking to brighten up the copy on your website, update a business blog, promote your service or products with sparkling prose, you're going to need Jim's expertise. ‘Businesses need good copy because in today’s world it is much easier to reach people, but it is much harder to engage them’.
The Black Horse canters into town, unaware he is spotted by two eagle eyed cowboys who alert the Deputy. The Black Horse says he only has twenty seven customers left in Glastonbury which is why he is leaving. The Deputy challenges him and takes him outside to show him how many Glastonbury residents still need a bank in town..........
In December 2011, eight monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Southern India visited Glastonbury in the UK and created a beautiful sand mandala over four days. In this film Tim Knock and I were keen to record the impact of their five day visit on the Glastonbury community and the process of the creation and dissolution of the mandala. Normally this ceremony is conducted behind the closed doors of a monastery.
Forget Diamond White 'cider' concoctions. You can practically taste the orchard in a bottle of real cider. Small Somerset farms like Sheppy's have been making real cider for almost two hundred years. This short film follows the farm through their year's work of pruning, growing, harvesting, fermenting and bottling. The narration is by James Crowden who has been described, quite rightly, as the 'Poet Laureate of Cider'.
A short campaign film with three Afghan women campaigners for Gender Action for Peace and Security's 'No Women, No Peace' campaign. We were given 45 minutes to film them at Amnesty International's head office in London in July 2013 before they took the night flight back to Kabul..
An introductory video to the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids including clips from OBOD camps, the annual Summer Gathering in Glastonbury, along with footage of the evening's Eisteddfod, and the wonderful ceremony on top of Glastonbury Tor. There are also some lovely interviews with OBOD members about how their Druidry has influenced their lives.
Seven days of Yearly Meeting Gathering in Bath compressed into 6 minutes, 28 seconds. This film was made and edited in Final Cut Pro during the Gathering and screened back to 1500 gatherers in the Big Top during the final session on Friday afternoon. We hope it captures the joyful spirit of this amazing gathering. Go Pro and 2 HD cameras
A film montage highlighting Somerset's beautiful countryside and its many visitor attractions. One of a series of 13 films commissioned by Somerset County Council to encourage people to explore our county. Shot over a summer with music by Alex Plowright.
Guinness Care and Support enlisted Storyteller Stu Packer and photographer Kevin Redpath to gather and record Digital Stories. Their aim was to record audio from the Elders in three of Guinness Care & Support's homes. Both were involved in the post production, weaving their stories together. The finished film was screened at the Guildhall in Bath.
Wendy Andrew has painted and drawn since she was very young. She attained a degree in fine art at Cheltenham in 1979. In 1989 her professional painting career began and she produced many beautiful wildlife paintings during this time. Gradually her love of The Goddess, mythology and the ‘old ways’ found expression in her work. In the last few years she has become internationally recognised for her exquisite Goddess and mythological paintings.
Hannah Willow shares the story of how she became an accomplished artist and jewellery maker. She explains why her art is full of animals, hills, woodlands, primeval places, moons, stars and constellations and how this instils a feeling of place, of time and of magic in her work, connecting to the hidden knowledge held deep within the land. She talks about the importance of twilight and the significance of blue and gold in her paintings.
Glastonbury, Somerset campaigned against the closures of its two remaining banks. Here is the spirited version of Jerusalem! A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our Last Bank Standing campaign film - our residents, visitors and the wonderful businesses who bring so much colour and economic vitality to our town.
Discover what Quakers are doing in the South West of England and find out how their Quaker faith inspires them. This film was produced, on behalf of Quakers in the South West, to welcome everyone to Yearly Meeting Gathering at the University of Bath in August 2014.
Climate change is happening now in the South West and we are already vulnerable to extreme weather. We need to plan for both current and future vulnerability. This film, made in conjunction with the Environment Agency, highlights the potential impact of climate change on tourism businesses across South West England and the steps they are taking to combat its effects.
To celebrate the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids’ 50th Anniversary in 2014 we were commissioned to make a short film about the film about the Order, to mark what was an amazing year.
With one of the highest tidal ranges in the world, the Somerset coastline is vulnerable to extreme weather conditions. This film explores the environmental and ecological aspects of coastline management and the pressures placed on it by tourism and business development. With contributions from a Maritime Historian, a Fisherman and a Coastal Engineer who explains what is being done to protect the low lying land of Somerset and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust explain the bold habitat creation programme for the fragile Steart peninsula.
Tim Redpath works with transformational CEOs, business owners and organisational leaders that want to become better leaders. Who are transformational leaders? These are the inspirational leaders that make things happen. They have clarity of vision, strong values, high emotional intelligence and great expectations of themselves and others. They are always looking to move forward, to learn, to grow. A series of five short coaching films.
For centuries, from the country potter to the mass-production of the factory-made, the ceramic vessel has been used for commemoration, marking life's rites of passage as well as significant historic events. Kate Wilson uses this tradition of commemoration not only to acknowledge but also to quantify the loss of British armed service men and women during the conflict in Afghanistan. Individually made from 300 grams of porcelain (the average weight of the human heart), each loving cup represents a life lost from the British armed forces since 2001 indicated only by the age they fell. Audio / stills photography
Speaking at a Royal Society of Arts evening in Frome to explore community prosperity in the 21st Century. I was asked to tell the story of Glastonbury’s Last Bank Standing campaign and how we used a mixture of flash mobs, political engagement, filming, mainstream and social media to raise the issue of a market town faced with the loss of all its banks. Apple Keynote