My Le Prince-related projects include the following:
The First Film 2015
Researcher, Co-writer, Co-Producer
'The First Film' is a feature length documentary about the inventor Louis Le Prince released in cinemas in 2015.
Nominated for Best Documentary Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015
Nominated for Best Documentary Award at the Galway International Film Fleadh 2015
Longlisted for Best Documentary BAFTA 2015
Feast Wagon (Exhibition) 2015
'Feast Wagon' was a contemporary art exhibition held at the Tetley Gallery, Leeds, based on and inspired by research on Le Prince's brother-in-law, John Robinson Whitley and on Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. It included work by Turner Prize winning artist, Lubaina Himid.
"A fascinating exhibition, in which each of the artists involved have created an eclectic mix of thought provoking commentary on society, identity, and culture in both the past and the present." The State of the Arts
Feast Wagon (Publication) 2016
The 'Feast Wagon' publication accompanied the exhibition of the same name. The essay I contributed was entitled 'Dreaming Yourself into the Real World (a short appreciation of ghost-dancers, contemporary artists and nineteenth century industrial entrepreneurs)'
The Shadow Traps 2016
'The Shadow Traps' was an illustrated talk on Le Prince presented as part of Leeds International Film Festival
A White Horse in Roundhay 2017
'A White Horse in Roundhay' was an illustrated talk on Le Prince presented as part of Leeds International Film Festival and introduced to the public for the first time the story of a ‘new’ film by Le Prince.
Celebrating Louis Le Prince 2017
'Celebrating Louis Le Prince' was an exhibition held at Leeds Central Library as part of Leeds International Film Festival. It was opened by Laurie Snyder, the great-great-granddaughter of Louis Le Prince.
Cradle of Innovation 2018
'Cradle of Innovation' is an anthology to be published in the summer of 2018. I have contributed two chapters (on Louis Le Prince and Wordsworth Donisthorpe)