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TOKYO STORIES
Feature film for the EXHIBITION ON SCREEN series of documentaries. A portrait of a city told over 400 years. in cinemas from 23rd May 2023.
VERMEER
The Greatest Exhibition

Feature film about the largest exhibition of Vermeer paintings in history. Exculusively from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Opening in Cinemas from 18th April 2023
TATSUMI ORIMOTO
A Cosmic Chaos

A short fim about the controversial Japanese artist Tatsumi Orimoto which features 'Breadman' performances and works made with is elderly mother Odai.
Art360 Project
and ArtThings

Series of short documentaries commissioned by Art360 featuring artists discussing archive and legacy.
 
Hieronymus Bosch War Horse
SUNFLOWERS
Feature film about one of the world's most iconic series of paintings. Opening in Cinemas from 20th May 2021
MICHELANGELO
Love and Death

Feature film exploring the work of one of the world's most famous artists. Opening in Cinemas in June 2017
The Curious World of HIERONYMUS BOSCH
Feature film exploring the work of one of the world's most curious artists. Opening in Cinemas in 2016/17
Making War Horse
Documentary of the making of the National Theatre's smash hit stage show as it moves to the West End. More4/Sky Arts/National Theatre
 
Everything Flows
GOYA: Visions of Flesh and Blood
Feature film exploring the life and work behind one of the world's visionary artists. Opening in Cinemas in 2015
Everything Flows: four artist documentaries
Four short artist documentaries for the exhibition 'Everything flows: the art of getting in the zone at De La Warr Pavillion
PISSARRO
Father of Impressionism

Feature film about Impressionism's oldest and most important artist. Filmed at the Ashmolean Museum Oxford and the Kunstmuseum Basel. In cinemas from 24 May 2022
CROPOVER: Sonia Boyce
The making of CROPOVER in Barbados - a project devised by artist Sonia Boyce for Harewood House. Includes a film called Grand Kadooment Day made by David Bickerstaff.
 
Altenberg
Heavy Water: a film for Chernobyl
Documentary about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster based on poems by Mario Petrucci. More4/Sky Arts
Van Gogh & Japan
Feature film exploring the influence of Japanese art on one of the world's most famous artist. Opening in Cinemas in June 2019
Museum of the White Horse
Documentary about the making of a travelling museum dedicated to white horses by Tania Kovats
Altenberg: The Little Pocket Mirror
Documentary about the controversial Austrian writer made with Gemma Blackshaw at Plymouth University
 
Girl with a Pearl Earring
For you, only you
Documentary about the making of Sonia Boyce's video installation For you, only you at Magdalen Capel Oxford
DEGAS
Passion for Perfection

Feature film exploring the work of one of the world's most famous artists. Opening in Cinemas in November 2018
Girl with a Pearl Earring:
And Other Treasures from the Mauritshuis

Feature film exploring the mysteries behind one of the world's most iconic painting. Opening in Cinemas in 2015
PAINTING THE MODERN GARDEN: Monet to Matisse
Feature film exploring artists who used the garden as a powerful motif in their work. In cinemas 2016
 
MISSORTS
A short documentary about a public performance work devised by the writer and novelist Tony White in 2010.
Swallows and Amazons: Bristol Old Vic sets sail
Documentary of the making of Swallows and Amazons by Bristol old Vic. More4
THE DANISH COLLECTOR
Delacroix to Gauguin

Feature film about one of Denmark's finest collections of impressionist art and the man who assembled it. Opening in Cinemas from 30th November 2021
CANALETTO
& The Art of Venice

Feature film exploring the work of one of Italy's most famous artists. Opening in Cinemas in Sept 2017
 
SLOW
A visual essay about slow manufacturing in Austria made in collaboration with design historian and anthopologist Alison Clarke
DRIFT
Short documentary about the making of DRIFT - a project devised by the artist Sonia Boyce.
VINCENT van GOGH: A New Way of Seeing
Feature film exploring the life and work behind one of the world's most iconic artists. Opening in Cinemas in 2015
Ho Narro: Sonia Boyce
A project devised by artist Sonia Boyce and produced by Axel Lapp. Filmed and edited by David Bickerstaff.