'It's what I Do' is a reflective and experimental film that sets out to capture the spirit of the times, a sense of the places and something of the heart and soul of the people who I've filmed with over nearly 30 years.
Filmed and Edited by: Doug Aubrey
Music: The Lisbon Maru by the Fuckbuttons (from the album: Tarot Sport )
A sampler reel of works that I made as a Video Artist between 1984-1995
It was a decade or more in which as part of the guerrilla/artist video-unit Pictorial Heroes we managed to pull of projects that passionately raged both for and against the Art world and TV medium and captured the anger and sweat of lost youth.
Extracts from a selection of films I made during and between the wars in Yugoslavia.
Mostly shot with new and emerging small-format camcorders, the films included here all adopted a process of writing directly with a camera to tell stories about ordinary people caught-up in tragic and extraordinary events.
The Balkans changed me and the way I look at the world - whether through my own eyes or through a camera's view-finder.
Films extracts are from:
Victim of Geography (Filmed between Sarajevo and Cape Wrath 1995 -2000)
Louder than Bombs! (Bosnia 1995 -1998)
See You in the next War (Serbia/Macedonia 1999 -2000)
A Different Pitch (Kosovo 1999 - 2000)
Amid the turmoil of a decade of perpetual war and a clash of civilisations, the conflicts that I'd experienced in the Balkans suddenly came to my own home town of Glasgow, Scotland. For more than a decade I set about capturing the conflicts, the chaos, the confusion, the uncertainty, the passions and soul of a city and it's people at the end (or start) of Europe. Although I wouldn't call these Scottish films they are films from Scotland that all have an international and universal dimension to them that crosses all borders.
Included in this montage are extracts from:
Bedroom Radio (2002-2003)
Harrigan's Beat/Good Cop/Un bon Flic (2004-2007)
Wasted Nation (2008)
This is what happens to a Black boy with a Big Mouth (2007- 2008)
Scored to Mogwai's "I Know You Are but What Am I?" from the 'Happy Songs from Happy People' album. (Duration: 5'24").
Minefield is an existential buddy-movie; A feature doc about war, football and friendship filmed over 15 years.
Part 1 of the rough cut features a footballer and a filmmaker as they travel to Baghdad, Moldova and Cambodia, respectively, teaching mine risk education and footballing skills to kids and filming this.
Part 2 takes us to Kurdistan, London, Jordan and back to Kirkuk.
Featuring Scotty Lee
Director Doug Aubrey
Producer Marie Olesen
Editor Berny Mcgurk
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Developed with financial assistance from the Scottish Screen Lottery Fund (aka Creative Scotland), Channel 4 Television, CBA Worldview and Autonomi Ltd.