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The Creative Skillset Film & TV Launchpad

“Being an outsider is an asset not a hindrance.” Leslee Udwin, producer of East Is East and West Is West and director/producer of the documentary India’s Daughter, laid out what became a key theme of an amazing day of engagement, connections and huge talent.

Young award winners beat off Soho competition

Back in August 2011, 14 young people came together to make the documentary feature Riot From Wrong. Now up against professional ad agencies, their recent promo for Teach First has won them the coveted Audio Visual Award at the Recruitment Advertising and Design awards.

Introducing YMV

After years of collaboration in different combinations on various projects, friends and co-conspirators Cleveland Watkiss, Orphy Robinson and Derek Richards are about to debut the long-term project they’ve been dreaming of and talking about for over a decade. Their combined journeys span the history of Black British Music and the emergence of digital creativity. They’ve […]

Eclectic Electric at the London Jazz Festival

So yesterday I mentioned an event I was getting some imagery together for that led me to theInfinite Jukebox. Well this is the gig. Coming out of the Jazz Warriors International stable which is programming all over this year’s London Jazz Festival, it’s rooted in Cleveland Watkiss’s and Orphy Robinson’s ambition to disrupt the stagnant convention of the jazz jam […]

The Infinite Jukebox

When I set up this blog the intention was to use it as, among other things, a space to share and comment on interesting stuff I found in the real and virtual world. Suffice to say there’s a bit of a back log, but in my search for visual stimuli for an event I’m doing […]

VJ or…?

So recently I’ve found myself back doing this ‘VJing’ thing again and it’s making me reflect on the whole scene a bit. It’s something I first started doing back in 1995 when no one knew what a VJ was. When it first became a job title it felt like some sort of apology that you […]

From The African Messiah to The Griot’s Tale

Last summer smack in the middle of the Paralympics – in fact is was part of Deloitte’s contribution to the Cultural Olympiad – while the whole of London was wearing a big smile, I returned to working with Tunde Jegede on an oratario commissioned by Yinka Shonibare for the Royal Opera House. African Messiah is an […]

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