When the Filmmaker is told his next film must be about crime, sex or celebrity to get funded, he takes matters into his own hands and begins shooting in his home with a cast of characters connected to his own life. Two English builders, employed to replace the garden fence, temporarily remove the barrier between the house and a Pakistani neighbour, and a homeless Slovakian man charms the Filmmaker’s Colombian cleaner into letting him in. What follows tests everyone’s ideas of boundaries and hospitality.
Director: Marc Isaacs
Producer: Marc Isaacs
Cinematographer: Marc Isaacs
Editor: David Charap, Marc Isaacs
Since 2001, Marc Isaacs has directed more than 10 creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His films have won Grierson, Royal Television Society, and BAFTA awards, as well as numerous prizes at international festivals. In 2006, he had a retrospective at the États généraux du film documentaire de Lussas and his work has been included in numerous documentary books and academic studies. In 2008, Marc received an honorary doctorate from the University of East London for his documentary work. He is a visiting professor at the London Film School, the National Film and Television School and the Royal Holloway University.
Philip and His Seven Wives (2005); All White in Barking (2007); Men of the City (2009); Outside the Court (2011); The Road: A Story of Life & Death (2012); The Filmmaker's House (2020)