Posted in: Art and Artists
Gentlemen of Letters: A Dublin Sign Painting
Here is a great short from my home city Dublin, Ireland. Gentlemen of Letters by Colin Brady is a film about the almost lost craftsmanship of sign painting and how this overlooked art form has helped define the colour and feel of Dublin city...
Posted in: News & Politics, War
Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget
Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget is the second film in the Deceptions Trilogy. We featured the first film "Deceptions" on our site a while back and it received quite a positive feedback. Lest We Forget by Chris Pratt is another hard hitting addition to the series that presents us with some uncomfortable truths about the society we live...
Posted in: Society, Technology
IRL 2.0: In Moderation
Video games have claimed hours of the lives of many young individuals, once such game that could be considered particularly culpable is World of Warcraft. This short documentary by Anthony Rosner is his tale of video game addiction and how it affected his life. IRL 2.0: In Moderation is the sequel to his popular original short "IRL: In Real Life" which gained quite a lot of attention upon release. To this day it has collected over half a million views on youtube. Anthony's personal...
Posted in: Crime
Prison Contraband
From mobile phones to weapons and narcotics, inside a prison these are all items that can get you into some serious trouble but demand is higher than ever, pushing up the price on the inside and creating entrepreneurial opportunity for those that want to make some money smuggling or dealing in such contraband. "Current" takes us inside a large American prison to get a first hand glimpse at the type of contraband being smuggled in and how prisoners are coming up with ingenious ways to hide these forbidden...
Posted in: News & Politics
Terror in the Desert
A gas plant located in Algeria was attacked by terrorists in January of last year, this documentary interviews those that were lucky enough to survive as they recall the dramatic event and share their harrowing stories. As a result of this attack 39 people died and many foreign workers were taken hostage, once this had happened Al Qaeda terrorists then raided the facility, the Algerian army responded with force to take it back. This World by the BBC investigates why it appeared to be so easy for the plant to have...
Beyond
Beyond is a beautiful documentary by Cale Glendening featuring the photographer Joey L. and is set in Varanasi, India. They travel here with the purpose of completing Joey's photo series "Holy Men". This trip is carried out alongside a very important hindu festival where many Sadhu's will be gathered in one place. A Sadhu is a type of Hindu wondering monk, who has renounced all possessions and dedicated their life to spiritual liberation. Death is only considered to be a passing from this world of illusion and...
Posted in: Crime
A Very British Gangster
‘A Very British Gangster’ delves deep into the world of Dominic Noonan, the kingpin of one of the UKs most notorious crime families, based in Manchester. Also known by the name of Lattlay Fottfoy (an acronym for Look After Those That Look After You Fuck Off Those That Fuck Off You), Dominic has spent 22 out of his 39 years in prison with over 40 convictions under his belt, ranging from armed robberies and prison escapes to alleged gangland related murders. Film maker Donald Maclntye follows Dominic as he...
Posted in: Society
Leonardo: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything
Leonardo Da Vinci was much more than a painter who created work of astonishing beauty like the last supper and the Mona Lisa. He was a renaissance genius in the fields of anatomy, architecture, agriculture, music and mechanics, to name a few. Born out of wedlock, he was barred from learning Greek and Latin. This lack of a conventional education led him to an obsession with learning about the world around him through a deeply inquisitive and observing mind. The film traces Leonardo’s life from his...
Posted in: Business, Technology
Nissan GTR
Designed to rival Porsche and Ferrari with speeds exceeding 300km/hr and an acceleration of 0 to 100km/hr in 2.8 seconds, Nissan GTR is the ultimate Japanese super car. With a design that is uniquely Japanese; square, angular and blunt, made to resemble the Gundam robots, as opposed to the conventional slick design of western super cars, the GTR has managed to challenge the theories of car design and aerodynamics. The film takes the viewer inside the Nissan megafactory, the size of 600 football pitches, to...