Poetic films from the Black Country

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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Hong Kong New Wave

Top 15 Hong Kong New Wave Films

After the Japanese New Wave video went down so well (far better than expected), we thought we’d throw together a quick one regarding our favourite film’s from the Hong Kong New Wave. On a personal level, this is one of my all time favourite film movements and because of this, we struggled immensely in narrowing it down to 15. So here is it –…


Do film buffs make better film-makers?

Martin Scorsese, Quinton Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch, Chris Nolan, Michael Haneke, Wim Wenders, Jean Luc Godard etc. all film buffs, but does it have anything to do with their success? As pointless of a question it may seem, it is one that has been roaming around several cinephile circuits for a while now and one I have been contemplating…


Marc Isaacs hits back against journalistic documentaries

Acclaimed film maker Marc Isaacs discusses the importance of aesthetics in documentary and the problem with Britain’s journalistic attitude towards the medium. Over the last five years I’ve noticed whenever aspiring documentary filmmakers are asked about contemporary filmmakers that influence them, more often than not Marc Isaacs name is mentioned. Isaacs made his name in 2001 with the short documentary…


Why Short Films Are Useless

When venturing into the world of short filmmaking it can be difficult to know where to start. Whether you are a recent media graduate or completely new to the idea of making your own films, the sheer volume of other products out there on the festival circuit and on the internet (most notably Youtube) mean you can only add your fish to an already ram packed pond.


“The Wodensborough Ghost” – Wednesbury one night stand story #7

As with most of the one night stand submissions we have posted so far, our latest is about far more than a brief sexual encounter. It is actually a failed attempt at a “quickie”, that quickly diverts into a ghost story. Wednesbury has a more known reputation for its apparent “paranormal activity”, with whole web pages and groups dedicated to…

mysterious woman one night stand

“Katie or Kathy?” – Wednesbury one night stand story #6

The sixth submission has a slightly darker tone, not so much regrading the one night stand itself, but the abusive relationship the author had with his “friends” at the time. As you read the email below you soon realise his encounter with this nameless girl is not really about “getting off”, but a way of escaping a mind set his abusive friends had enforced…

German Temp One Night Stand

“The German Temp” – Wednesbury one night stands #5

The fifth submission (which is even humorously signed as anonymous) revolves around a young woman’s story about her sexual awakening. The author makes it clear that she was in a seemingly happy relationship with her boyfriend, until, after a trail separation, she had a “possible” sexual encounter with a German woman. A Black Country Gay Scene? This is the second submission…