John was diagnosed with an insidious and rare form of Dementia that leaves its victim aware of their own deterioration. But there's one part of his brain that has been left untouched: his ability play guitar and sing.

Directed by Harry Hitchens
Director of Photography: Simon Plunket



Black Sheep had two nominations at the Oscar qualifying festival DOK Leipzig. Nominated for the prestigious LEIPZIG RING PRIZE - last year won by Citizenfour - and the YOUNG EYES FILM AWARD along with being part of the International programme.

Black Sheep had three screenings in the heart of South East German with critics applauding the film as -

'With a feature-film-like camera the director captures the battle of wills between more than two different characters with impressive precision.' For more news please see:

BFI London Film Festival - Official Selection
London Short Film Festival - Official Selection
Festival Dei Popoli - Official Selection
Grierson Awards - Short listed for Student Documentary Award
Hamburg International Short Film Festival - International Competition
Premiers Plans Angers Festival - Official Selection
Aesthetica Short Film Festival - Official Selection
New Orleans Film Festival - Documentary Competition
Tirana International Film Festival - Best First Film
Moscow International Documentary Film Festival - Special Jury Mention
American Documentary Film Festival - Official Selection
Kinemastik International Short Film Festival - Official Selection
World Film Festival - Official selection
Flensburg Short Film Festival - Official Selection


Tucked away in the corner of an industrial estate in the East End of London is a steam baths where men meet to wash, eat and chat. Visited daily by culturally diverse communities, it’s where bathing rituals intertwine and collective memories are forged.

Made by two female filmmakers, ‘The Baths’ explores masculinity in this unique setting and invites us to observe often unseen cultural traditions and social interactions.

The film's haptic imagery - inspired by Laura Marks' ideas of haptic visuality - creates a powerfully visceral experience for viewers, making them feel like they are sat in the baths and experiencing the space's extreme conditions. Whether disorientated through the use of Go-Pro in claustrophobic steam rooms or sat uncomfortably close to naked men, viewers are sensorily engaged throughout by the filmic image and are thus given the opportunity to experience documentary filmmaking differently.