Category Archives: Film production

The Decadent Movement as one of the sources of the Russian avant-garde

Decadence  is sometimes quoted as the first avant-garde tendency in art of European culture. Many European commentators maintain that decadence became one of the first currents in the history of modernism (art Nouveau). For me one of the main reasons … Continue reading

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Completion Short Tokyo film

On the final run of the short film set in Tokyo which is another part of the series Japan Philosophical Landscapes. Sound track is in place and completely mixed, although no doubt I will tinker with it until the end, … Continue reading

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New script – new project

Now working on an entirely new script which will take the form of what is commonly termed a docu-drama. It will contain elements of documentary materials, that is pictures, graphics etc plus dramatised events. The script is about 2 thirds … Continue reading

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Autumn Round up

After a long summer hiatus with the release of Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre in spring of  2014 it was time to take a step back and reconsider the status of some other projects which are work in progress and … Continue reading

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Michael Craig – Copernicus Films – New projects

Michael Craig – Copernicus FilmsWorking on development of new projects now that Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre is out into the world.vakhtangov.copernicusfilms.com. Too early to disclose what the main project might be. Preliminary development on financing going ahead first and where interest … Continue reading

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The role of still pictures in film

“Each fragment of imagery is a piece of art in itself. One must be aware of how each fragment is crying out to be used” is a quote from Akira  Kurosawa in the documentary film  A Message from Akira Kurosawa: … Continue reading

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St Petersburg Origins

How working in St Petersburg in the early 1990s helped shape my work in Moscow now  In the early 1990s Russia changed its political system radically and the Soviet system of government was replaced in favour of a new political … Continue reading

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