Michael’s very first attempts at filmmaking were in the Ciné Club, whilst a pupil at the Lakes School in Windermere. Since then he has made independent shorts, video art works and projections for bands as well as feature length documentaries for the big screen. Watch Michael’s short films from summer 2020 here.
Beachcomber - 1989 16mm B&W
Across A Lake, Below The Hill - 2015 Digital, 16mm & super 8
Video In/Audio Out: 1- 4 (Quad Split) - 2014 Digital
260 Feet Deep - 2010 Digital
At The Bars (For Guy Sherwin) - 2016 Digital/analogue bars & tone
Episodes From A Life: The Office Job - 1985 U-Matic video
Matt Berry: The Signs: - 2015 . Super 8 film
In Other News…
The 1989 film ‘Beachcomber’ - that Michael made with Cumbrian artist Kevin Carr (1961-2019) - is being shown as part of West Coast Photo, an exhibition exploring life on the West Cumbrian Coast at . The show, curated by Signal Film & Media, is postponed, but will hopefully return to The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven.
Michael’s video art, past and present, has a new home. Here Comes Everybody is an American cable TV show, broadcasting in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle & Chicago. The shows can also be viewed on youtube by clicking the episode number below. Look out for early Super 8 and U-Matic videotape work in episodes - 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27 and more recent films in episodes 12 & 22.