1. This is the unedited version of an interview I did with Denholm Elliot and his crew in March 2015 for his degree course. It is quite long because in the interview I talk about my own career and some of the insights and conclusions I have come to as a professional circus clown of over thirty years standing. So I had quite a lot to say! I aimed to be thoughtful and clear but not in anyway definitive. These are my conclusions and questions. I am open to constructive feedback and would particularly like to know what the clowns think! I also took the opportunity to thank people like Reg Bolton and Jon Davidson for their work in creating new possibilities for contemporary clowning. I will also post the edited version which is specifically about the current issue of the fear of clowns.

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    A short documentary that examines and explores the reasons behind why the iconic, ubiquitous, compassionate and exuberant character of the Clown is regarded to be a dying breed in the world of entertainment. In equal parts tragedy and comedy, pathos and joy, practical joker and devilish prankster; the clown is both an extremely loved and inherently feared entity amidst popular culture. An in-depth interview with experienced modern day clown Pete Turner (otherwise known as Peanut the Clown), touches upon everything from the history of the Clowning and Circus industry, what the art form of Clowning represents in our society, the traditions of Clowning and the different types of Clowns you can find, to the ever-increasing fear of Clowns, focusing in particular on the psychology behind the fear and how the horror film concept of the 'Scary Clown' has perpetuated this fear, plaguing the general public's perception of the Clowning profession, spawning the psychological term Coulrophobia and ultimately contributing to the potential extinction of clowns all around the world.

    Directed & Produced By Denholm Hewlett
    Edited By Denholm Hewlett & Harry Smith
    Sound Design by Jerry Hsu

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Videos, music and linksabout the work of 'Bread & Circuses - empowering children in their own lives'. An arts and education consultancy providing workshops, shows and events with a circus theme to bring people together, spark their creativity, celebrate childhood - and have the best fun ever! For more about our work go to http://www.peanut-the-clown.com or email Peanut at peanutfrsa@aol.com.

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