Issue No. 2/Nov, 2019, Jon East. Film and tv director of ‘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 TV series Summerhill, about the battle between the school and Ofsted, the government regulators who took the school to court to try and close it down. As head of children’s BBC at the time Jon took on what seems to have been the somewhat risky undertaking of dramatising a series about Summerhill in which, thanks to a huge effort by the children, the staff and Zoë Readhead -the principal – along with a great barrister, the school won the case.
Apart from our own interviews and content with creatives, this is also the page for links to great films and documentary series covering the often unspoken area of growing up around creative and unusual families. Some of these are below.
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