Category Archives: Film

The Toronto Academy

I was talking about John Pilger being the only journalist worth anything in the world, with perhaps George Monibot as a distant second, and how there’s really nobody of any substance writing in the USA right now and hadn’t been for some years, all the time looking in on myself and disagreeing – one of the lessons that long distance running teaches one is to recognise the self as made up of several opposing points of view. My body is always telling me to stop, my mind is always urging…

The Flow

This scene is about reconnecting in the midst of chaos, and in this instance, in my opinion it uses the analogy of the sun and the moon, if I might use such symbols for ties, flow and connections I find hard to otherwise describe. The east were of the moon, the west worshiped the sun, and when this incident happened in real life it was the time of the full moon, which was when most of the Japanese killings in prisoner of war camps occurred. So this scene, I think,…

Keith Moon and the Abominable Dr Phibes

I’ve been pretty obsessed with Keith Moon the past few days. It started with me delving back into my past musical tastes, in order to gain some stability emotionally. I used to love The Who, so I watched a few youtube videos of them playing, and then I came to the ‘Live at the Isle of Wight’ film, and it just astounded me. Watch it, or rather, watch Keith Moon. I didn’t start watching it with a focus on him, that just blossomed as the film moved on. He has…

The 2015 Achilles St Patrick’s Day 5km, Toronto, Canada

Trek and Run were supported during this event by the following; Helly Hansen Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear and Garmin Actions Cameras First of all, here’s a film that I made whilst running to give you an idea of both the course and the atmosphere. I’ve taken part in this 5km once before, in 2014, and had thought it once of the best events I’ve been involved with. The start point, under Toronto’s iconic CN Tower, is exciting, the route seemed to be quite fast and the after party, held in…

One

I like it when films like this appear. I’m sure it’s worth a look. But I do have an issue with how modern humans talk about ancient humans and their relationship to the animals around them. They say things like ‘we became skilled in reading animal tracks’, and even ‘the hunters feel they turn into the animals they hunt’, and it seems to me that there was something lost in translation, between the San Bushmen hunters, who are the usual subjects of the films, as they are here, and the…

The Athens Marathon – The Authentic, Report and Films

Trek and Run were supported during this 2014 event by; Gore Running Wear - http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/ Helly Hansen - http://www.hellyhansen.com/ Airia Running Shoes - http://www.airiarunning.com/ Push Nutrition - http://www.pushnutrition.eu Garmin Action Cameras - https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/outdoor/action-cameras/virb-elite/prod119594.html The Hera Hotel, Athens - http://www.herahotel.gr/ The New Hotel, Athens - http://www.yeshotels.gr/ First of all, here’s a film that I made whilst running (sky filming is by Victor Milenkovic) to give you an idea of both course and atmosphere. And here’s another film, edited by Victor, giving a more aerial view of the event. This review of the Athens Authentic Marathon experience is going to…

from Sunset to Sunrise, from Coast to Coast

I just finished this film, that shows footage from the 650km cycle ride and hike I did earlier this year in Sri Lanka. Honestly, the task of filming this was above me, and it shows. The conditions (I lost 2 cameras to the humidity), the fact that I was taking part but also trying to envisage the angles and overall feel of the film, it was too much. It’s easy enough to start the camera rolling, but could I capture the beauty of Sri Lanka, and the thrill of seeing…

The LSR Colombo Marathon, Sri Lanka

The 14th LSR Colombo Marathon took place on the first Sunday in October. The Trek and Run team was supported during this event by; Sri Lankan Airlines – (who fly non-stop between London and Colombo) –  http://www.srilankan.com LSR - http://www.lsr-srilanka.com/ Gore Running Wear - http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/ Airia Running Shoes - http://www.airiarunning.com/ Push Nutrition - http://www.pushnutrition.eu Garmin Action Cameras - https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/outdoor/action-cameras/virb-elite/prod119594.html First, here’s a short film I made of my marathon experience, to give you an idea of the course and what you may encounter when you take part in the event yourself. As I walked through the new…

Dawn over Dalhousie; time lapse images

I set the camera going at 5am today and pointed it in the direction I guessed that the sun would rise. It took a photo every 10 seconds until 8am, and this is the result. If you want to enjoy such scenes yourself, come to Sri Lanka! Check out the Sri Lankan Airline website here for details of their daily flights and fares - www.srilankan.com  

Meetings with Remarkable Men

‘You come like a lamb, but don’t forget you have a wolf in you as well…can you find the force to allow these 2 quite opposite lives to live together in yourself? This will not happen by itself, it is not enough just to think about it, to dream, to wait, at any moment the wolf can devour the lamb. You must learn what it is to become responsible. This is an exact science. ‘ And in that we understand all those desperate faces we see around us, rushing to…