Benjamin Britten – Peace and Conflict

Over the summer I worked on the feature documentary-drama, Benjamin Britten – Peace and Conflict (dir. Tony Britten – In Love with Alma Cogan), as Production Co-ordinator. Since then I have also been working on the film as a researcher. The drama section of the film was shot at Gresham’s school in Holt and set in 1929. It involved some great young actors and will have John Hurt as its narrator. It’s looking great – you can now see a short preview:

The Benjamin Britten film now has an Indiegogo page to raise funds for post production. It’s a great project, so if you’re passionate about independent film have a look and think about making a donation. Their page is here. There is also more information about the film on it’s website:

Automaton to Brighton!


Charley, who plays the main character, writes his name in Binary on set.
Charley, who plays the main character, writes his name in Binary on set.

On Friday night the Automaton crew travelled down to Brighton to see Automaton screened at the 10th Brighton Cinecity Film Festival. It was great to be able to attend one of the screenings of the film – it has also been screened at a festival in Japan and in Iran, neither of which any of the crew or cast was able to attend. We heard some great ‘reaction noises’ from the audience. Some chuckles, some disgust and a “What was that all about?” from a little boy after the bathroom scene. We all felt very proud to have made something that seemed to do well in the context of the surrounding films. Automaton – to Brighton and beyond!

Below: Brighton, Automaton Style.

Brighton, Automaton StyleBrighton, Automaton Style