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.

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Training: Short, Sharp, Affordable

**NEW 2019 DATES**
Weekend and Weekday Training Courses: Digital Video Production, Digital Video Production for Anthropologists and Social Researchers, Smartphone Filmmaking, 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.

Smartphone Filmmaking Course

Smartphone filmmaking is a cost-effective way to create a short films for marketing and journalism. We are offering a one day smartphone filmmaking training, where participants have an opportunity to learn how to create an effective video content for their social media platforms.

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.

Memories of Battersea

Memories of Battersea is a video oral history project. The project gave young adults from Battersea the opportunity to be trained in film-making while producing short films about their neighbourhood, collecting memories from elder Battersea residents, bridging intergenerational gaps and engaging with the history of their borough.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Elsewhere

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

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