"Real filmmaking, beautifully shot and cut"

- Mark Cousins

Black Country Cinema is a film making collective that focus on providing a thoughtful and cinematic perspective on the poetry of everyday life in multicultural Britain.
Through a unique style of film making and written articles, our website aims to bridge the gap between the art of cinema and contemporary life in the UK.

Based in the old industrialised region of the West Midlands known as The Black Country, we make films that are both personal and poetic, offering an authentic and honest portrayal of British culture.

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Brunswick Road Alley with Shop 2009

“Shag Alley” – Wednesbury One Night Stands #1

Our first email submission is quite an interesting one revolving around “Shag Alley”. Is the urban legend actually about this mysterious woman? What I once thought to be a small town rumour, seems to be a tad more infamous than expected. But, as this person’s story clearly indicates, was the rail track one night stand phenomenon actually the result of…

Shadow and Sun by Helmie Stil

Have You Heard About Helmie Stil?

You may have never come across this London based filmmaker before, but Dutch born Helmie Stil is definitely someone you should know about. She’s a documentary filmmaker with the delicate hand of an artist (rather than the heavy mallet of a journalist). I first came across her films back in 2011 when I saw the beautifully poetic Shadow and Sun.…

Arcadian Nights

Arcadian Nights

Arcadian Nights is a brand new online novel in the Coffee in Winter series from Black Country Cinema. I.T. professional turned photographer, Roderick, reminisces on his carefree bachelor days as an undergrad. Since mellowing in his mid 30′s, he takes time to reflect on how his life might have been had he not caved under the pressure of his family’s…