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Burning an Illusion: Story Behind the Film

Burning an Illusion: Story Behind the Film

Pictured: Menelik at Burning an Illusion photoshoot Burning an Illusion was written in 1980 and is a meeting ground for romantic love and politics. The main character Pat is seeking love against the backdrop of racism in Margret Thatcher’s Britain. It was a volatile...
Pharaohs Unveiled: Story Behind the Film

Pharaohs Unveiled: Story Behind the Film

From early in my teens and through most of my life, I set out to find the truth through books and visits to Egypt. Pharaohs Unveiled is the culmination of a quest to find the truth about ancient African history. Early awakenings From early in my teens and through most...
Catch A Fire: Story Behind the Film

Catch A Fire: Story Behind the Film

I travelled to Jamaica with historian Cecil Gutzemore. Whilst in St Thomas at the grave site of Bogle, I met an elder woman who walked with a limp. Meeting her was one of those ‘chance’ moments that transform your life… Pictured: The late Philip Bogle –...
Breaking Point: Story Behind the Film

Breaking Point: Story Behind the Film

I was happy as a lark. I’d reached the mainstream – life was good! I didn’t realise the stir I was causing in this exclusive white world… I had a screening at the Filmmaker’s Co-op back in ’77 of Step Forward Youth which was attended...
Looking for Love: Story Behind the Film

Looking for Love: Story Behind the Film

We carry a lot of psychological baggage from childhood that many of us don’t even know we are carrying and this plays out in our relationships When embarking on my documentary feature film LOOKING FOR LOVE, I was struck by the absence of documentary films on the...