The story of Philip Steff, a psychic car park attendant in Bath who fines cars by day and exorcises ghosts by night.
"Taghi Amirani's first entrancing film was about amateur astronomers, and Beyond The Barrier is just as good. He has a marvellous eye for what British television loves: individuals with enthusiasm, harmless obsession, and eccentricity - his subjects are not eccentric in any mocking sense but in the sense of ordinary people whose lives seem to run on axis slightly off centre from ours. He is a born miniaturist and they are a valuable, rare, and endangered species."
Hugh Hebert The Guardian
"Taghi Amirani’s film reminded you how in a good documentary the word 'observation' always has a double sense, both the act of watching and an act of commenting."
Thomas Sutcliffe The Independent
"A real gem. Irresistible"
Tina Ogle Time Out
BEYOND THE BARRIER
Short Stories for Channel 4/Uden Associates
25 minutes 1991 Shot on 16mm Aaton
Producer-Director: Taghi Amirani
Camera: Chris Morphet
Sound: Keith Desmond
Editor: Martyn Hone
Executive Producer: Patrick Uden