I Once Made A Documentary

I am a film writer, I began however, making my own films and so I made my own documentary.

Not long after the London 7/7 bombings, which happened while I was still studying Media Studies, i decided to ask for consent to change my film from a fiction film to a documentary. I decided to look mainly at the spirit of a city, one that survived the Blitz in World War 2, The IRA bombings throughout the 70's and some isolated instances in the 90's and now, the 7/7 Bombings.

I shot it all myself and interviewed many Londoners including one that remembers the Blitz from the view of a young boy. I edited all and chose the music. And thats how I knew that if I was to go into film, I needed to make real statements in all of them, even in fiction films, if not always documentary. I like to think that my documentary showed that Londoners aren't prepared to let their lives be halted by terrorists or armies, that they will always band together to stand against the enemy, even if not on the front line.

I love that Documentaries can be peoples little thoughts of their own, introducing the world to their point of view. Sometimes they don't have to make a hugely dramatic point, they don't have to unearth anything major, they just have to have to have a new slant, a new set of thoughts or way of thinking. Without them the world would be very boring.
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Aug 2, 2010