See You in the Next War / Vidimo Se U Sledećem Ratu!:
I never set out to make a film about Radio B92. A good friend Matthew Collin was writing what in my view is the definitive book on the subject ‘‘Serbia Calling’ (which possibly in the future might even end up being a Hollywood movie!) Then there was the fact that at that time they were the darlings of MTV’s ‘Free your Mind’ campaign, while many western governments and their intelligence services saw the station as a great vehicle for pop and propaganda. So I didn’t see the point in going where other established film-makers (and spooks!) had gone before. However all that changed in the process of filming and being inspired by the sheer commitment, sweat and passion of the reluctantly exiled DJ Gordon Paunovic from the station in Vienna. I found myself on another wing-and-a-prayer Balkan road trip shuttling between Belgrade, Skopje, London, Amsterdam and Vienna; Crossing borders – mostly illegally – during NATO’s campaign against Serbia which would culminate in the downfall of war criminal Slobodan Milosevic’s regime. Along with setting out to document the fall, rise and selling out of a rebel radio station that was caught inbetween a rock and a hard place (The bombs of NATO and the mafia-state of Slobodan Milosevic) the 2 films that make up See you in the Next War (in Serbian: Vidimo Se U Sledećem Ratu!) are a record of time, place, memory and atmosphere. They are testimony to a group of brave people that wanted to live in another world without fear, real or virtual borders. This sense of a shared spirit of resistance that crosses all borders was also reflected in how the film was eventually put together as an international co-production between B-92/ANEM, the DvD studios in Skopje and Pictorial heroes. Sadly it was also a film too far on my part.Out of money, out of luck and with little – in fact no UK broadcaster interest in the project – and losing patience with the Balkan conflict in Skopje (and a war that didn’t happen – thankfully) it was the last production to be made by Pictorial heroes.
A Freedom Fighter Film in Association with Pictorial Heroes, The DvD studios Skopje, B92/TV ANEM Serbia and the Glasgow Film Office
Part #2 of Doug Aubrey's Film made in collaboration with Guerrilla Radio legends Radio B92 in Belgrade that captures a turbulent moment in history in between the bombs of NATO and the oppression of the Milosevic regime. Part Art Film and part Documentary, Aubrey's inventive and stylistic film features contributions from many of the key players at the radio station, as they struggle to reclaim the airwaves and continue to have a voice in dark times on a fledgling internet scene.
With musical contributions from many of Serbia's best bands, See You in the Next War / Vidimo Se U Sledećem Ratu! is a rock n'roll war story from the end of millenium and a portrait of youth rebellion in a world without borders.
Internationally acclaimed and BAFTA nominated feature KURDI, tells the story of a man, his shadow and his search for a gun and a country that doesn't exist.
Based loosely on a true story and adopting an innovative approach to storytelling that writes directly with a camera (an approach in-homage to the French New-Wave filmmakers and the idea of a Camera comme stylo), award winning Director Doug Aubrey sets out with story-teller and the film's main protagonist Peri Ibrahim on a journey that takes them from Peri's life in exile in Glasgow into the very heart of darkness and chaos of the Middle East, in search of his people, his country and a gun that he buried more than 20 years earlier.
An improvised music/performance film featuring Dane TS Hawk and his Reception band live at the David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen 26/04/14.
A Spring time gig featuring Danish Bo-Ho/Beat/Punk/Jazz legend and writer, Dane TS Hawk and his Reception Band in a fusion of avante-garde jazz experience with young-gun musicians, that give this film an improvised and punkish energy, sensibilty and edge.
2 Takes, 7 edits and a Cutaway was shot entirely with a Nokia 1020 mobile and edited by BAFTA nominated Film-maker and Video Artist Doug Aubrey:
"The shooting style was kept as spontaneous as possible in contrast to the disciplined performance of the musicians, while the edit structure was deliberately minimalist to allow the focus to be on the performance itself"
2 Takes, 7 edits and a Cutaway is a mix of music documentary, performance documentation and minimalist video art.
Sensibility not Film Sensors!
All tracks composed by Dane TS Hawk
A Dispatch and update from Film-maker Doug Aubrey about his film Minefield prior to going on a new assignment for the film in the Middle east.
Minefield is an epic story about War and Football that Aubrey has been filming now for more than 20 years.