Personal & instinctual
video poetry of
Our everyday life
Black Country Cinema is a collective of four film makers based in the old industrialised region of the West Midlands known as The Black Country. Passionate about real cinema, we aim and hope to portray The Black Country and British Culture as honestly and authentically as possible through film.
Pooling our various culture's, backgrounds and experiences, we strive to create a cinematic identity that is honest and thoughtful in its content and minimalistic in its approach.
"Real filmmaking, beautifully shot and cut"
- Mark Cousins
Luv’in the Black Country is a short cinematic documentary about the romantic Black Country canals, and how the first love stories of three different people connect them to this historic area. The film is a lyrical love letter to the Black Country, its people and their fading identity.
Running time: 10mins
Tired of his job in IT and longing for a new direction in life, Rod decides to quit work and go back to university to study full-time for an MA in Photography.
Supported both emotionally and financially by his wife, she becomes the sole earner in order for Rod to follow his new career path. However his world is soon complicated by his developing friendship with a German student called Kim.
Running time: 95mins
We interviewed various people from the B68 area to find out how they start their week.
We came across a young part-time postman who talks to us about a place he likes to visit whilst on his route. The route he was on at the time was called Walk 17.
Running time: 3:18mins
Commissioned by UK arts organisation Multistory, the Black Country Stories project is a series of four films exploring the everyday lives of the Black Country people.
Each film was directed by a different member of the collective.
Running time: 60mins
Acclaimed film maker Marc Isaacs talks to us about the importance of aesthetics in documentary and the problem with Britain’s journalistic attitude towards the medium.
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