The Summerhill series is now available on Amazon Prime. Exciting news! Also from our November Issue, the director of ‘Summerhhill’, ‘The Last Kingdom’ and ‘Magritte’ talks openly about his film making craft and the process from concept to execution of high-end series and tv work. Jon also dramatised the series ‘Summerhill’, about the battle between the school and Ofsted.
‘Brian Jones: Butterfly in The Park’, the recently released limited edition photo book featuring Michael Cooper’s remarkable photography.
We have an interview with Adam Cooper, Michael’s son. The book includes text contributions from Donovan and his wife Linda Leitch (Brian’s ex-partner), Julian Leitch (Brian’s son with Linda) and Joolz Jones, Brian’s grandson, a talented musician and songwriter in his own right.
John de Borman, as director of photography, has worked on Serendipity, The Full Monty, Saving Grace and Quartet, among others. John talks about how lockdown has affected him personally and the film industry as a whole; as well as how he’s been been putting downtime to good use, preparing to direct his own first feature film: ‘The Bull’.
Tim plays Gothic Blues, his own form of raw and brutally honest music. He has a rare and immediate voice which he accompanies mostly only with a 12 string played with a sizzling slide. Tim Scott McConnell’s interview takes us from the deep south where, after he grew up in a trailer park, he played in local bands before leaving for New York and creating the house band at CBGB with a member of the New York Dolls. He was signed to Island and a number of other major record labels. Bruce Springsteen is a fan and popularised one of his songs, ‘High Hopes’. Tim lives in Norway and has a new record out called ‘White Crow’, under his artist name, Ledfoot.
It felt a bit like we were interrupting something private as we filed in and saw this classical looking figure sitting cross-legged on the wooden floor, already free-associating and answering questions, while we went to look over his shoulder at his notebooks and marvelled at the detail in the notes and illustrations around his photos.
In our interview, recorded at the start of the Alt-Generations project, Zoë Readhead talks about how our school – the first truly democratic one – has changed. Zoë also comments on overcoming the legal battle with the authorities in their attempt to close down the school and we discuss the conception and filming process of the CBBC series.
An extraordinary new mix – Symphonic – from Deep Forest. Also a full length interview with Eric Mouquet, of the Grammy Award winning Deep Forest Project.
He talks about the recording and production process, some new orchestral installation and film work, as well as the wildest situation he’s ever gotten himself into on location.