The third in my feature film trilogy 'Journeyman' was about the search for freedom in America. When I was young and growing up London, California was the place I dreamt about. Jimmy Hendrix, psychedelia, freedom of the open road and of course liberal politics. I wanted to see wether co-operate America had truly taken over or if the spirit of the 60's still lives. I ended up at Burning Man festival in Nevada desert where there is no money exchanged, no shops, no police, no nothing! You have to bring everything to desert and create everything from scratch. One of the biggest cities in Nevada built and dismantled within a week. I went alone in a truck with my 18 year old nephew Jerome as my assistant. Again this was another awesome experience but also extremely challenging to make a film under such extreme circumstances.
The second film i made was on alternative sexuality as discovered through the internet. The workshop in my mind was about spiritual enlightenment all anybody focused on was the sex! So I began thinking why this obsession with sex over everything and it took me down a path that was even more uncomfortable and challenging than the workshop!
Watch this at your own discretion as its provocative and unrestrained.
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*Extreme explicit imagery*
In the late 00's I made three feature length documentaries on alternative culture. The first one called 'The Workshop' was a journey into self help. I spent 10 days at a crazy intense workshop in Northern California that involved stripping away ones patterns of behaviour, sexual freedom and very challenging emotional self reflection. In order to film I had to fully participate in the workshop experience. This was one of the most challenging things I have ever done. But i think the results are funny, emotional and hopefully inspiring.
The Workshop was selected at the Tribecca Film festival and won an award. The premiere at Times Square in NYC was one of the scariest moments of my life. Seeing myself blubbering and naked on the big screen in front of 500 critics and friends was challenging to say the least!
The Main Stream
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