Ten years ago he began a new life as a 'self-shooter' (film jargon for being a one-man crew).   He cut his teeth on a half-hour film ('We Play A Play') that featured two actors living in Wales who run courses on Shakespeare for local pensioners.  He made films with dance groups and choirs and then in 2012 the opportunity came to make a film about an East Midlands water bailiff and the result of shooting over four years is an hour long documentary: 'I Thought It Were Love'.  It became clear that he liked working with older people and most of his films display an empathy for them. Future projects include films...for the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform, an appeal for people to start talking about climate change, a promotional film for the Nonsuch Singers as they launch their CD of a jazz mass. 

 

Although digital editing has removed the tactile handling of film itself - the wonder of creating shots and editing them together remains irresistible.

Tony Price - Director

In the late 70s Tony was a film editor cutting 35mm film and running an editing company in Covent Garden working on commercials, documentaries and trailers.  While there he wrote and directed a cinema short film 'Night Shift' that was distributed with Woody Allen's 'Manhattan' in 1982.

 

He then moved to writing and directing corporate and training programmes.  From explaining nylon through to the unpredictability of epilepsy he came to focus on mental health issues, specifically discussing suicide, followed by a series of four programmes about a then little-discussed condition: dementia. Useful programme -making. 

 

  

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