Grant Gee

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Grant Gee
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Grant Gee (2008)
Nationality British
Occupation Film director
Cinematographer

Grant Gee is a film maker, photographer and cinematographer currently living in Brighton. He was born in Plymouth and studied Geography at St Catherine's College, Oxford.

He is most noted for his documentary about the British alternative rock group Radiohead, Meeting People Is Easy (1998),[1] which followed the band on their tour for their highly acclaimed third album, OK Computer (1997).

In the early 1990s he had worked on U2's Zoo TV and Zoo Radio, and collaborated with Mark Neale on several projects (many through London production company Kudos Productions), including "The Memory Palace", an experimental multi-media project combining film and live performance for the Expo '92.

In 1996 he directed a twenty-seven minute short film commissioned by progressive house band Spooky for parts of their album "Found Sound" (namely the tracks "Central Heating", "Bamboo", "Aphonia", "Lowest Common Denominator", "Hypo-Allergenic"/"Interim"). The film was displayed on a continuous loop outside the Centre Georges Pompidou as part of its re-opening.

In 2000 he filmed the entirety of the Meltdown festival, curated that year by Scott Walker.

His short, more or less experimental films, including the onedotzero-commissioned "Tel Aviv City Symphony", the documentary "JC-03" about John Cale at work, and the dance film "Torsion" choreographed by Russell Maliphant, have been shown internationally as part of touring packages by the British Council, onedotzero and Film and Video Umbrella.

In April 2006 The Creative Commons-licensed film project A Swarm of Angels announced that Gee has joined the project team as Director of Photography.

In 2007, he made a short film called "Western Lands". This was a ten-minute film about climbing the "Old Man Of Hoy".

In November 2010 Grant received funding from the UK Film Council 'New Career In A New Town: David Bowie In Berlin' - a music documentary on Bowie's Berlin period.

In January 2011, Gee completed his film, Patience: After Sebald - "unravelling Sebald's The Rings of Saturn"[2] which was accepted by the Vancouver International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.

Filmography as director[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Gee has directed a number of music videos including:

Other projects[edit]

Other projects created by Grant Gee are:

  • Redbee - Bang Goes the Theory - Feature Advertisement

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levelle, Tony (2008-11-01). Digital Video Secrets: What the Pros Know and the Manuals Don't Tell You. Michael Wiese Productions. p. 15. ISBN 978-1-932907-47-6. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Independent, The Information, 28 January 2012
  3. ^ Goddard, Michael; Halligan, Benjamin (2010-05-15). Mark E. Smith and the Fall: art, music and politics. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-7546-6862-6. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Griffiths, Dai (2004-08-11). OK computer. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-8264-1663-6. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 

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