Insight Ensemble: ‘Swan Lake’ Flash Mob

At 7.30pm on Thursday, June 7 Bristol’s brilliant classical music and theatre collective Insight Ensemble treated cinema-goers at Vue Cinema, Cribbs Causeway to the introduction to Tchaikovsky’s timelessly popular ballet Swan Lake to celebrate the live screening of the Royal Ballet at the Vue cinema chain.

Insight Ensemble: Dawn of Time

From Creation of the Earth out of Chaos; through tectonic shifts and elemental storms… To the rule of the dinosaurs and first footsteps of primitive man. In their 5th instalment in the Loco Klub Tunnels, Insight Ensemble is taking a journey back to soundscapes of the Dawn of Time.

With the full symphony orchestra always at the heart of their 100% sell-out, captivating performances, this next one features dance, pyrotechnics, newly-created experimental instruments and the spoken word. In collaboration with Invisible Circus and many talented artists of Bristol. 21/22 April 2018

Behind The Scene: Songwriting

Highlight of the first live release of the Behind The Scene podcast, featuring professional advise for those looking to progress in creative industries, hosted by Ruth Royall and Harriet Robinson at Rough Trade Records in Bristol.

David Ridley’s ‘Ataraxia’

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra performing ‘Ataraxia’ composed by David Ridley at St. George’s Hall on the 10th of March 2018. Conducted by Karin Hendrickson and led by Anneka Sutcliffe.

Riot – music video collaboration

It was a great pleasure to film the aerial shots for this sick music video in collaboration with Mario Mangata and Kando Creative Collective. What a grand, snappy edit, well done guys! Check it out.

Classical Sunday

Enjoy a bit of cultural entertainment this Sunday evening watching and listening to the
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 performed by Samara Ginsberg and Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra.

Recorded on the 10th of March 2018 at St George’s Bristol

First nomination for the FOREST

Lots of excitement due to the announcement of FOREST’s first nomination at Barcelona Planet Film Festival in Documentary Feature Film category.

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FOREST 2018 Documentary – the release

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I would like to present to you my first feature length documentary I have been working on over the last few months with the help of friends.

In 2016 Polish Government authorised an intensive nearly three-fold increase in logging operations in Białowieża Forest region, Poland’s only natural UNESCO heritage and the last remaining primeval forest on the European lowland. Minister of the Environment quoted various excuses as the reason for it. This decision has resulted in a lot of socio-political tension. FOREST is a documentary exploring the conflict based around the logging of the Białowieża Forest, its consequences and prospects for the resolution. The film also documents brave and influential actions of the activists from all around Poland and abroad in attempt to save this precious wilderness.

 

Official Facebook Page

Official FOREST webpage

 

Film has been submitted to listed below festivals and is under review:

Wildscreen Conservation Film Festival

Wilderland Film Festival

Bristol Independent Film Festival

Oslo Independent Film Festival

Stockholm Independent Film Festival

Edinburgh Independent Film Awards

Wildlife Vaasa Festival-International Nature Film Festival

SunChild 8th International Environmental Festival

MAFF | Matsalu Nature Film Festival

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Procida Film Festival

Filmes do Homem – Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival

EKOFILM

Festival International Nature Namur

VIVA FILM FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF OUTDOOR FILMS

Wexford Documentary Film Festival

Filmfest Bremen

Baikal International Film Festival “PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT”

dokumentART – films & future

TIFF ODA

Life Sciences Film Festival

FIIN

Barcelona Planet Film Festival

International Green Film Festival

Greenmotions Film Festival

“Euro Kino” Czech International Independent Film Festival

 

FOREST 2018 – crowdfunding

Over the last few months I have been working on my first feature documentary about the current conflict based around the logging in Białowieża Forest. This forest is a unique habitat that is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, the last closest to primeval forest and the only one like this on the European lowland. I have travelled to my home country Poland in October last year to film the footage I needed. My aim was to submit the film to conservation film festivals, like Wildscreen to spread the work about this issue. Now I am about a week away from my final Wildscreen submission deadline on the 4th of April and I need your help. I am not able to afford the submission fees along side festival tickets and my day to day expenses so I have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds for the submission fees. Please visit my page to support my cause and help me spread the word about this huge conservation battle that is taking place in my country.

Visit my campaign here.