1. Meet Rocky Salemmo. He’s a ramblin’ gamblin’ man. For the majority of his adult life Rocky has hustled bowling for a living.

    Here is his story. A short documentary about booze, broads and bowling.

    I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. American Juggalo is a look at the often mocked and misunderstood subculture of Juggalos, hardcore Insane Clown Posse fans who meet once a year for four days at The Gathering of the Juggalos.

    We went to The Gathering of the Juggalos and let the Juggalos speak their minds.

    I hope you enjoy it.

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  3. 34 Women arranged by length of pregnancy. (weeks 4-41)

    This is the second in a series of four films – People In Order – commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4 in 2006. The concept behind our films was simple: we asked ourselves if you can reveal something about life by simply arranging people according to scales. Three minutes is a very short time to communicate something – perhaps too short to tell a story, or to get to know a character – so we wanted to make this series by setting ourselves some very straightforward rules, and then following them through over a long trip. The rules had to be simple so it would take the audience virtually no time to understand them. We established what scales we’d look at, and then chose how each film would be framed. Then it was a case of getting in a campervan and driving round Britain, filming as many people as we could over 4 weeks in February, coping with microphones crackling and our camera refusing to work.

    The experience was exhausting but also life affirming. In our whole trip we were struck by how happy people were to help. Only a handful of our shoots were arranged in advance. We relied instead on the kindness of strangers - and we found that everywhere, from deprived urban estates to rural aristocrats.

    The resulting films are like a list of government statistics where the citizens they are referring to have broken out from behind the figures on the page. The people on the screen stop us from seeing them as numbers. Even in single second bursts there are worlds of personality stretching out in front of us. The films are really about our awe at how big life is, infinite in its variety, even when it seems just normal to each of us living it.

    Festivals: 2006: Leipzig DocFest. Shadow Festival, Amsterdam. 2007: 1st Prize (Pro Category) @ Medienfestival, Germany. Audience Award @ Britspotting, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart. International Women’s Film Festival, Germany. Krakow, Poland. Portable Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Rooftop Film Festival, New York, USA. 2008: PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA.

    Exhibitions: Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. June-July 2006. Paul Smith Space, Tokyo. August 2006. Seven @ espacesurplus, Berlin, March 2007. Zeit…los @ Initiative Bürgerzentrum Schuhfabrik Ahlen, Germany, May-June 2009.

    Broadcast: : Channel 4, Tuesday 9th May 2006 7:55PM (plus 8 repeats)

    © Lenka Clayton & James Price 2006
    Directed / Produced & Edited by James Price & Lenka Clayton
    Camera by James Price
    Sound by Lenka Clayton

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  4. 73 Households arranged by income. (£400,000 - £3,240)

    This is the final film from a series of four named People In Order – commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4 in 2006. The concept behind our films was simple: we asked ourselves if you can reveal something about life by simply arranging people according to scales. Three minutes is a very short time to communicate something – perhaps too short to tell a story, or to get to know a character – so we wanted to make this series by setting ourselves some very straightforward rules, and then following them through over a long trip. The rules had to be simple so it would take the audience virtually no time to understand them. We established what scales we’d look at, and then chose how each film would be framed. Then it was a case of getting in a campervan and driving round Britain, filming as many people as we could over 4 weeks in February, coping with microphones crackling and our camera refusing to work.

    The experience was exhausting but also life affirming. In our whole trip we were struck by how happy people were to help. Only a handful of our shoots were arranged in advance. We relied instead on the kindness of strangers - and we found that everywhere, from deprived urban estates to rural aristocrats.

    The resulting films are like a list of government statistics where the citizens they are referring to have broken out from behind the figures on the page. The people on the screen stop us from seeing them as numbers. Even in single second bursts there are worlds of personality stretching out in front of us. The films are really about our awe at how big life is, infinite in its variety, even when it seems just normal to each of us living it.

    Festivals: 2006: Leipzig DocFest. Shadow Festival, Amsterdam. 2007: 1st Prize (Pro Category) @ Medienfestival, Germany. Audience Award @ Britspotting, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart. International Women’s Film Festival, Germany. Krakow, Poland. Portable Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Rooftop Film Festival, New York, USA. 2008: PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA.

    Exhibitions: Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. June-July 2006. Paul Smith Space, Tokyo. August 2006. Seven @ espacesurplus, Berlin, March 2007. Zeit…los @ Initiative Bürgerzentrum Schuhfabrik Ahlen, Germany, May-June 2009.

    Broadcast: : Channel 4, Thursday 11th May 2006 7:55PM (plus 8 repeats)

    © Lenka Clayton & James Price 2006
    Directed / Produced & Edited by James Price & Lenka Clayton
    Camera by James Price
    Sound by Lenka Clayton

    # vimeo.com/3909349 Uploaded 33.4K Plays 6 Comments
  5. 48 couples arranged by length of relationship. (in descending order)

    This is the third in a series of four films – People In Order – commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4 in 2006. The concept behind our films was simple: we asked ourselves if you can reveal something about life by simply arranging people according to scales. Three minutes is a very short time to communicate something – perhaps too short to tell a story, or to get to know a character – so we wanted to make this series by setting ourselves some very straightforward rules, and then following them through over a long trip. The rules had to be simple so it would take the audience virtually no time to understand them. We established what scales we’d look at, and then chose how each film would be framed. Then it was a case of getting in a campervan and driving round Britain, filming as many people as we could over 4 weeks in February, coping with microphones crackling and our camera refusing to work.

    The experience was exhausting but also life affirming. In our whole trip we were struck by how happy people were to help. Only a handful of our shoots were arranged in advance. We relied instead on the kindness of strangers - and we found that everywhere, from deprived urban estates to rural aristocrats.

    The resulting films are like a list of government statistics where the citizens they are referring to have broken out from behind the figures on the page. The people on the screen stop us from seeing them as numbers. Even in single second bursts there are worlds of personality stretching out in front of us. The films are really about our awe at how big life is, infinite in its variety, even when it seems just normal to each of us living it.

    Festivals: 2006: Leipzig DocFest. Shadow Festival, Amsterdam. 2007: 1st Prize (Pro Category) @ Medienfestival, Germany. Audience Award @ Britspotting, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart. International Women’s Film Festival, Germany. Krakow, Poland. Portable Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Rooftop Film Festival, New York, USA. 2008: PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA.

    Exhibitions: Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. June-July 2006. Paul Smith Space, Tokyo. August 2006. Seven @ espacesurplus, Berlin, March 2007. Zeit…los @ Initiative Bürgerzentrum Schuhfabrik Ahlen, Germany, May-June 2009.

    Broadcast: : Channel 4, Wednesday 10th May 2006 7:55PM (plus 8 repeats)

    © Lenka Clayton & James Price 2006
    Directed / Produced & Edited by James Price & Lenka Clayton
    Camera by James Price
    Sound by Lenka Clayton

    # vimeo.com/3909341 Uploaded 80.4K Plays 7 Comments

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