James and Lucia
The film tells of James Joyce's final few years with his wife Nora in Paris and Zurich. He tries to complete Finnegans Wake, heroically struggles with his fading eyesight, and searches for 'cures' for the so-called madness of his beloved daughter, Lucia.
Low Budget tells the story of Sam Perkins who, against all odds, tries to make an inexpensive feature film, City of Fools. Everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.
Theodor and Julie
This film will tell the political and personal story of Theodor Herzl, a man obsessed with creating a homeland for Jews in Palestine, but determined to respect and be at peace with his Middle East neighbours.
The film centres on his struggle to convince world statesmen and wealthy individuals to support his quest to create a Jewish homeland. It is a story of a man who refused to give in and take ‘no’ for an answer.
The film follows his incredible journey and, at the same time, shows how his struggle damaged his relationship with his wife Julie (nee Naschauer) and his children, Hans, Pauline and Trude. The film also shows what Herzl believed the State of Israel would be like, and we can compare this with what has actually emerged.
This Weekend Will Change Your Life
This is a contemporary New Age story of therapy, intimacy and human nature: an unfolding tale of bullying, aggression and murder.
One Friday afternoon, four people leave Kings Cross Station, for a weekend therapy group in Norfolk, where they hope to develop 'self awareness' and possibly find some 'enlightenment.' None of these people have previously met, and all have responded to an ad which states that after the weekend, the participants will leave 'a changed person.'
Jess, is a student. Matt, somewhat macho, works in investment banking. David is shy and pedantic and works in a toyshop. Pam is a social worker. When they arrive at Kings Lynn Station two others, Sue and John, a married couple, join them. They look unhappy. At the station they argue vociferously. There is one more participant, Joan, a teacher and single parent. She’s already at the house where the weekend therapy group is to take place.
Jim and Cynthia are the facilitators of the group. Jim is charismatic, Cynthia supportive. Both are experienced in holding such therapeutic encounters. However, not all the participants are so experienced in such situations - in which people are expected to reveal their inner selves, their hopes and fears. Two individuals in particular -Jess, the young attractive female student and David, the middle-aged bachelor- appear especially vulnerable to the attention the group leader, Jim, pays to them. Jim appears sexually interested in Jess, and dismissive of David. He bullies them both. The bullying increases. A mere 36 hours after the participants have arrived, there’s a suspected rape. The intensity of the group increases. One of the participants cracks, leading to a particularly harrowing end.
WaterfordA film of the dystopian novel by Ronald Stone (aka James Atkins) recounts the strange life of George Waterford (2005-2082) -rebel, soldier, judge, senator and gardener- a man deeply in love with the natural world. His mission was to change the world at any cost and leave an irreversible legacy for nature.
Verrier Elwin, the son of the Bishop of Oxford and a priest himself, travels to India with two other priests, where they plan to work in an ashram devoted to helping lepers. Over a short period of time he comes to love India and her people, befriends Gandhi and begins his lifelong battle to serve the Indian people and fight the Raj. He moves to a remote region of Central India and unexpectedly falls in love with a young tribal woman, Lila. Church and State frown upon their subsequent marriage. He decides to abandon his faith, fight for the Indian tribal people of Assam and remain in India until his death. Following Indian Independence, he is made its first Honorary Citizen.
The Guitar Hunt
In 1981 an unscrupulous rock manager makes the offer of a lifetime to Angus and Ivan, guitarists of the Astral Plane Gurus, a psychedelic rock band - namely, a gift of the elusive Gibson Moderne, the Holy Grail of guitars. Few claim to have seen it. No one has ever played it. Some are intrigued with its mythical status while some become obsessed with owning it, no matter what the cost. Angus and Ivan’s struggle to possess the Moderne destroys the band, and the Gurus split. Ivan gets the guitar ... and so begins a bitter, lifelong feud.
Audrey Grof is a trophy wife in her early 30s, has use of her husband’s private jet, lives in a beautiful Chelsea house (as well as other luxurious properties), and wears the best and most exclusive clothes money can buy. Needless to say, Oleg is much older than his delectable wife.
In contrast, Rory McIntyre has very little. He works for an environmental project in the Scottish Highlands. He’s an expert in reintroducing wolves into the wild.
Audrey and Rory meet when she visits one of her ‘charities’, funded through her husband’s largesse. “What do you do?” Rory asks. “I enable people to do the things they would like to do if they had the money,” she tells him.
This is an encounter that starts with sudden and surprising lust, love and affection, but ends in equally sudden death.