Welcome to Spectacle

About Us

Spectacle is an award winning independent television production company specialising in documentary, community-led investigative journalism and participatory media.

Spectacle's work has been broadcast and exhibited internationally.

Spectacle undertakes production, documentation and community engagement commissions, provides facilities to independent filmmakers, runs short, sharp affordable training courses and community based media workshops.

As well as distributing our films we have an extensive digital video archive with 1000s of hours of video from 1979-present. Themes include: urbanism, human rights, social justice, utopianism, alternative media, top down v bottom up regeneration, housing and more.

We are happy to hear from organisations wishing to collaborate.


Training: Short, Sharp, Affordable

**NEW 2019 DATES** for Weekend, Weekday and Evening Training Courses: Digital Video Production, Digital Video Production for Anthropologists and Social Researchers, Digital Video Production for the Web, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere,Documentary Research & No/lo budget film making.
Also one to one tutorials- working on your production- Learn what you need to know, when you need to know it.

Distribution via Vimeo

We have an extensive digital video archive with thousands of hours of video from 1979 to the present day. Themes include: London, urbanism, human rights, social justice, utopianism, alternative media, top down v bottom up regeneration and more.

Production Services

Short film and documentary are powerful ways of promoting awareness of a particular issue or campaign. Having produced films and projects for organisations as diverse as Amnesty International, Wellcome Trust, Groundwork London, NHS, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Council of Europe and Channel 4, we have the experience to help you produce a film for a variety of purposes.

Shaker Aamer: A Decade Of Injustice

New Updated DVD- Shaker Aamer is one of the 171 men still held in Guantanamo Bay and its last remaining British resident. Despite never having had a trial, having been approved for release twice and been the focus of a high-profile campaign for his immediate release, Shaker has remained in detention for more than ten years. His physical and mental health deterioration is also a prevalent concern.

Peckham Rye Station: Network Rail's Redevelopment

In light of Peckham's recent successes as a vibrant, creative hub of activity, Network Rail has delivered some shocking redevelopment ideas for Peckham Rye Station and the surrounding area. They plan to to remove many of the independent, artisan businesses from beneath the arches in place of commercial retail units and residential high-rises.

Outside The Law: Stories From Guantánamo

Telling the story of Guantánamo: torture, extraordinary rendition and secret prisons. Examining how the Bush administration turned its back on domestic and international law, rounding up prisoners in Afghanistan and Pakistan without adequate screening and often for large bounty payments. Focusing on the stories of Shaker Aamer, Binyam Mohamed and Omar Deghayes, 'Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo' is powerful rebuke to the myth that Guantánamo holds “the worst of the worst”.

Battersea Power Station: Selling an Icon

Battersea Power Station: Selling an Icon tells the story of Battersea Power Station from its prominence as a site of industrial power through the years of dereliction, speculation and planning blight to the replacement of the chimneys under the current scheme - a key example of developer-led preservation.

Bookchin On Bookchin

BOOKCHIN ON BOOKCHIN is an independent feature-length documentary about the life and times of American political thinker Murray Bookchin.

London Olympics

An investigation into the effects of the Olympics on London

Our Website

We are continually in the process of uploading our extensive catalogue of video productions and archive of video footage to create a comprehensive online database of our work on this site.

On our website you will also find details of screenings and other events we are involved in, past and present, in the Events section. You can find detailed information about our on-going work at projects.

If there is any particular information that you are currently unable to find on this website, do not hesitate to contact us.


Find out more about what we do and add your comments on the Spectacle Blog.

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