Category “Biographies”

Dave Brubeck In His Own Sweet Way

A glimpse at the life of Dave Brubeck, a famous jazz musician, composer and performer from California. His story is told trough a number of interviews, old footage and commentary by family and fellow...

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Autopsy: Whitney Houston’s Last Hours

In her lifetime she sold more than two hundred million records, propelling her from a gospel choir to global stardom but at 3:36pm on February 11th 2012, Whitney Houston was found unconscious in a bath in a hollywood hotel. World renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Stephen Shepard has been preforming autopsies for more than twenty five years, his expertise has been called on for the Bloody Sunday enquiry, the aftermath of the September 11th attacks and the inquest of the death of Princess Diana. In this documentary Dr. Shepard turns his skills to examining the coroners report for the late...

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Mick Foley: Hardcore Legend

A behind the scenes look into the world of Mick Foley, the professional wrestler who was best known for his outrageous hardcore matches where anything goes, from landing in a bed of thumbtacks to getting hit with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, whatever the weapon it's safe to say Mick Foley has been on the receiving end. The world of wrestling may very well be staged but the pain suffered from the type of matches Foley took part in was very much a reality. This documentary gives us a view of Foley's life outside the ring and how his choice in becoming a professional wrestler has...

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Bayo

Bayo is a feature documentary by Mark Brown. It's a detailed and honest portrayal of a young reggae artist known as Bayo and his struggle to make a name for himself in the U.K music industry. Bayo was filmed over a period of four months, following the artist in his day to day activities and gives great insight into the existing U.K reggae...

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Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady is a 2012 biographical documentary which delves into the life of Margaret Thatcher, looking at her early life as a Grocers daughter raised in Grantham of Lincolnshire and how she fought her way through the cut throat world of politics, whilst encountering the sexist prejudices of the Conservative Party and battling the doubt of the British...

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The Original 50 Cent

This is the true life story of Kelvin "50 Cent" Martian the street legend who inspired the biggest name in rap, the original 50 Cent. The original 50 Cent was said to have terrorized the streets of Fort Greene, Brooklyn and surrounding areas. He was known to frequently carry a Colt .45 and .357 Magnum, he was feared by local residents during the height of crack cocaine epidemic. It is said that the original 50 Cent had murdered 30 people and eventually his exploits caught up with...

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Freddie Mercury

Best know as the outrageously flamboyant frontman for the rock group Queen, Freddie Mercury was undoubtably one of the best singer, songwriters of the twentieth century. Mercury fronted Queen through eighteen albums and helped make the one of the biggest selling rock groups in recording history. Mercury's performance at 1985's Live Aid concert has been judged rocks greatest ever and put the personally of the enigmatic Mercury on a list of the greatest singers of all time. How great he could have come however remains a mystery. It was 1987 and a disease was about to infect the world, a silent...

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Who is Nelson Mandela?

For many people, Nelson Mandela was the greatest human to be alive in their lifetime. Everyone, including the most famous celebrities, wanted to get close to him. So who was Nelson Mandela? Born in South Africa in 1918, Mandela was brought into a world where non-whites were segregated from whites and not given equal rights. Throughout his life Mandela has been strongly involved in the anti-apartheid struggle, fighting for civil rights. Actress Lenora Crichlow has grown up in London and always seen Nelson Mandela as an idol due to the fact that her own father was fighting for equal rights for...

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Britney Off The Rails

In February of 2007, the twice-divorced 25 year old mother of two, Britney Spears, shaved her head. Media had already been suggesting she might be heading for a breakdown due to her reckless behaviour earlier that year that included excessive partying in Hollywood nightclubs. Britney has always been partly at war with the paparazzi though something clearly pushed her to the point of risking the admiration of her fans as well as her public image through media. A star since age 11, she has had no chance at a private life. So was it a nervous breakdown or a rebellion against the paparazzi that...

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