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Graham Roberts

Professor Graham Roberts

Professor

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837 193

Visiting address:
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Education / Academic qualification

  • Bachelor of Arts, Kingston University

  • Postgraduate Certificate, University of Leeds

  • Master of Arts, University of Sussex

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sussex

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,

Biography

Graham is

Post Graduate Research Tutor

Director of  iRIS (International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling)

 

I have taught & researched in Universities since 1991 (including VGIK (Moscow) & spells as Director of both the ICS, University of Leeds and the Liverpool Screen School). He is also a film producer, director and CEO/MD of ENDGAME PICTURES (www.endgamepictures.co.uk ) and Director of Trinity Vision. 

 
He has acted (or is acting) as producer on the following documentaries:
 
A Game of Key Skills (University of Leeds with Leeds United FC, 2000)
Caring Together Millennium (University of Leeds, 2000)
Going Live (Dawan Productions, 2003)
Happy Birthday Caring Together (University of Leeds/Endgame, 2005)
Reading & Children: A Parents’ Guide (Endgame, 2005)
Our Back Lane (Endgame, 2006)

Prelude: Words To Music (2010)

Megan Parks 'LUCY' - screen role for girl with Rett Syndrome (2011)

Malentendu – cross purpose 1, French original; 2, English dubbed 3, English subtitled (2013)

All available at http://vimeo.com/rainfallpictures/videos

 
Glasgow Calling (Rainfall/Endgame, 2010)
now developed into an i-doc platform investigating issues of fandom
Communicating Faith (Trinity Vision, 2014)
MAGIS 14 (currently being developed into an i-docs platform and in pre-production for MAGIS 17)
THREE JOHNS: HOMECOMING (Trinity Vision, 2015)
Looking for Gloria (Endgame – series in research/pre-production)
Bernard Rhodes – man of mystery (Endgame – one hour documentary in pre-production)
 

 

Currently in production

#leedsderive 16/17/18

PUNK @ 40; a celebration/collaboration

Man With the Movie Camera (collaborative soundtrack project 2017-19)

MAGIS 2017 – a personal pilgrimage (with PhD candidate Tom Pollard)

REFUGEES’ TALES

 

 

I am historical consultant on the BFI sponsored ‘Socialism on film;’ Project  http://www.socialismonfilm.amdigital.co.uk

 
My personal interests are walking up & down the Leeds-Liverpool canal, playing the blues with like-minded elderly gentlemen, truly great popular music (largely the Stones and the Clash), Van Morrison, cricket in all of its forms and the impending renaissance in the fortunes of Arsenal F.C.

Teaching and Administration

MFC 5202 Documentary: Theory and Practice (with Glynn Middelton)
MFC 6042  Advanced Documentary Production (also with Glynn)
and
Dissertation & practice based reasrch supervision on MFC Research A
 

Research interests

My research is focused on documentary production (past, present and future) & international film history (and film as history), the institutions of film production, distribution, exhibition and particularly in comparing Europe and Hollywood.  I continue to develop comparative research into the development of European cinema since World War II and its relationship to T.V. The first fruits of this project appeared in European Cinemas in the Television Age (co-edited/authored by Dr D. Ostrowska, (Edinburgh UP , 2007).
 
My research by practice continues to explore the opportunities presented by digital production, distribution and promotion. In recent years (based upon my experience with TRINITYVISION and my research collaboration with Dr. Stefano Odorico) I have been focussing my practice on interactive documentary in its many and various forms.

Willingness to take PhD. students

Yes

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Interactive documentary
I am particularly interested in projects which involve marginalised communities/groups