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projects

I have completed, and am developing, several in-house projects,
including large format digital films, documentaries and audio CDs.

Please click on pictures to access dedicated pages / links.

Status: Completed

www.ancientskies.info

A 4k FullDome Production
in association with SKY-SKAN Europe GmbH.

A narration led 25 & 46 min. immersive Planetarium show
exploring the connection between the Neolithic civilisation of Britain and the
night sky, and the emerging science of Archaeo-Astronomy.

 

R   E   M   N   A   N   T   S

Status: Completed

www.ancientskies.info/remnants_about_history

An 2k DCP / HDTV production
in association with SKY-SKAN Europe Gmbh.

A 36 min. digital widescreen presentation, utilising motion controlled timelapse
imagery and a 5.1 score by Thorsten Quaeschning of TANGERINE DREAM,
that charts the rise and fall of the Neollithic civilisation of Britain.

 

Status: Completed - Released by HIDDEN ART RECORDS 2002

Using samples, narration and original music & mixes from ORBITAL, APHEX TWIN,
SOMA, MICHAEL STEARNS and others, this 78 min. audio documentary
deconstructs the 1991 Gulf War.

One of the best reviewed albums of that year.

"...terrifying and timely....assembled with such originality that it creates
its own new genre of protest record...."

 - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 5/5

"....a landmark CD....extraordinary...."
THE BIG ISSUE

"....if such voices of dissent were allowed to be heard,
the world might not be in such a state...."

THE WIRE MAGAZINE - Best 50 albums of the Year 2002

"....takes your breath away....one of the strongest and most consistent statements yet to come out of the current anti-war movement...."
CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

"....astonishing.....a brilliant intervention in the propaganda war...."
THE SCOTSMAN

Double CD edition includes instrumentals on disc 2

Available to purchase direct from HIDDEN ART here

Available to purchase from
AMAZON UK here ~ AMAZON US here

 

 Status: Completed - Broadcast by Channel 4 / Carlton / WGBH

This 53 min. documentary gives voice to both sides of the debate over the true nature of that most quintessential of English summer phenomena: Crop Circles. Are they art, or messages from extra-terrestrial beings? Or both?

CROPPIES is an affectionate, balanced and revealing sociological portrait,
with original music by NEGATIVLAND.

“A sympathetic, engaging and often hilarious portrait of their insular world. As a visual document of the crop circle circus, CROPPIES is unbeatable.”
- FORTEAN TIMES MAGAZINE 1998

Available for sale on region free DVD - 5 a pop inc. postage!
Contact me:
grant(at)grantwakefield.com

 

U R I N A L  T A P

Voted down 4:3 by the BRITDOC FOUNDATION, and sooo close but no cigar with broadcasters and funding bodies everywhere.

The true story of the worlds first air guitar band, PISS, and their journey, via the late John Peel, from cult stardom to history makers as they become the only air act to actually make a record, before imploding in classic rock fashion at the peak of their success.

Won't someone please help me rescue this insanely funny project from oblivion?

Status: In Development - Promo DVD also available

 

 

THINGS TO DO WITH DE GRANBY IF THEY'RE NOT DEAD

Originally signed with the now defunct Nina Little Theatrical Agency, THE DE GRANBY SINGERS brandish their perspex notes and peculiar smiles. They peer out from beneath the apple blossom tree and simply demand to be re-discovered.

Nina Little booked cabaret and vaudeville acts throughout the American East Coast circuit during the 60’s and 70’s and had had the good fortune to catch several stars on the rise, including Woody Allen, Carl Perkins and Cab Calloway.

But how did such an obscure act with such a surreal presence fail to make it to the big time? Who were they? Family members, or stage school misfits, thrust together by greedy star-struck parents or deranged teachers? Were they any good? What did they sound like? Why did they do it? And where are they now?

With a small documentary crew I will attempt to find them and / or their surviving descendants. And above all we will attempt to re-unite them, either to perform one last concert, or to cut a record.

A light hearted, humourous and sentimental journey into a lost era, and a unique opportunity to explore the ‘B-Side’ of the American cabaret circuit, itself the fading remnant of a once thriving Vaudeville tradition that was finally destroyed by television.

Status: In Development

Format: HD

Running time: 48-52 mins. for hour slot

GRANT WAKEFIELD - 2009

 


 


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