OXIDE GHOSTS: THE BRASS EYE TAPES Director: Michael Cumming. Featuring: Chris Morris. 2017. Film 60mins. Event 100mins approx.BOOK TICKETS
OXIDE GHOSTS: THE BRASS EYE TAPES
Director: Michael Cumming.
Featuring: Chris Morris.
Event 100mins approx.
Made from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his personal archive, director
Michael Cumming’s film shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV
series Brass Eye. Michael directed both of the pilots and the series and, over a two
year period, witnessed the highs and lows of Brass Eye from a very personal
Part documentary, part artwork – the film is designed solely for live screenings and is
made up almost entirely of never before seen footage. Oxide Ghosts carries the
blessing of Chris Morris and provides a rare glimpse of his extraordinary working
Michael Cumming is a director and filmmaker, successfully working at the cutting
edge since the ‘90s. A graduate of the Royal College of Art Film School and recent
recipient of an honorary doctorate, Dr Cumming’s back catalogue also contains such
gems as Jo Brand’s improvised comedy drama ‘Going Forward’, cult classic ‘Snuff
Box’, political pranks and polemics on ‘The Mark Thomas Product’ and Matt Berry’s
BAFTA winning sitcom, ‘Toast Of London’.
Michael will be doing a Q&A after the film – spilling beans, shattering myths and
letting a few cats out of the bag. Celebrating 21 years to the week, since the
transmission of the first episode of Brass Eye in 1997, this film & Q&A sessions are a
must for fans of the series but will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about how great
comedy is made.
[Oxide Ghosts] offers a well-judged and very rare insight into [Brass Eye’s] making,
encapsulating the fun and covert excitement that went on while the project was still
under wraps, before all the legal wrangling kicked in. If you're an admirer of the
show and the opportunity should arise for you to see Oxide Ghosts, have some self
re-cocking- spect and do so without hesitation; - Chortle