• Not my film about Brazilian music British DJ Gilles Peterson has made an album of Brazilian music, and in order to promote it, he took a filmmaker to Rio with him to make a 3-minute promotional ‘behind the scenes’ YouTube video. That video grew in ambition and scope to become a 75 minute film about Brazilian culture, politics, musical heritage and […] dubber No responses July 20, 2014
  • Speaking as a film maker… I gave a talk at Flatpack Festival today about Occupy Music – the film I’m making about independent music and alternative economics in Brazil. I showed some interview segments and still images from the film – but spent most of my time explaining the fact that despite having spent six weeks travelling around Brazil and […] dubber No responses March 30, 2014
  • Playing Musical Chairs for over a decade About ten years ago – maybe a little more – I made some programmes for a Radio New Zealand series called Musical Chairs. Each programme focuses on a person who is very important in the world of New Zealand music. Usually it’s a musician, of course – but for me – one radio DJ had […] dubber No responses November 19, 2011
  • UB40’s Signing Off – 30th anniversary Ub40: The 30th Anniversary Of "Signing Off" Documentary by Sam Coley on Mixcloud This is the sound of where I live – including the people I work with, like Paul Long, Sam Coley, Jez Collins and Robin Valk; the music of Birmingham and specifically Kings Heath; as well as the characters from around here as […] dubber No responses September 17, 2010
  • My first movie premiere Jez introduces his film My friend and colleague Jez (of Dubber and Jez fame) produced a documentary film about music heritage in Birmingham. It’s called Made In Birmingham: Reggae, Punk, Bhangra. Today was the private invitation-only premiere of that film at the MAC. The one-hour documentary was screened to a cinema packed full of creative […] dubber No responses May 29, 2010
  • Best Worst Movie Jake and I went and saw this film at the Flatpack Festival. If you get a chance – definitely go and see it. dubber No responses March 28, 2010