Interview for BBC Essex

It was a great pleasure to be invited onto the Helen Scott BBC Essex radio show recently, to speak about my role as a documentary maker. Following Sky TV’s recent launch of the Sky Documentaries channel and a growing selection of documentary programmes available on Netflix, Prime and other streaming platforms, it is becoming clear

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Hip Hop Doc Drops for It’s Our Theatre!

This full length 2009-2010 documentary was produced by Paul Carpenter Films in collaboration with Arts Council England, Royal Opera House and Thurrock Council, on behalf of It’s Our Theatre. The Thurrock project spanned almost a year and engaged hundreds of students from schools across the borough. Focusing primarily on hip hop culture and street dance,

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National Broadcast for ‘Yardarm Folk’ Doc

Yardarm Folk is a new documentary by Paul Carpenter Films, centred around one of Southend-on-Sea’s most unique community groups, the Yardarm Folk Orchestra.  It is scheduled for its first national TV broadcast during October as part of the Community Channel’s “Brilliant Britain” season. The 30-minute film provides an overview of the orchestra’s aims and achievements so far, including

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VIPs Endorse “The Music Man” Documentary Launch for Mencap

Working with Mencap Music School over the last year has been an enlightening experience. I recently had the privilege of showcasing my work during a very special event for around 200 guests and VIPs, at the former Plaza cinema in Southend-on-Sea. It was a truly memorable occasion, marking the end of a very significant piece

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Mencap Documentary Available for Pre-Order

 “The Music Man” is my new full-length documentary following the remarkable achievements of Mencap Music School, a provision for individuals with a learning disability. Mencap Music School was set up between 2000-2001 by Cllr. David Stanley, a musician, teacher, author, fundraiser and composer.  Over the past decade, the school has developed a large following and has influenced

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Mencap Music School Documentary Nears Completion

With the new school term just underway, I am pleased to announce I am nearing completion of the much-anticipated documentary for Southend Mencap Music School. The film runs for a full hour and provides a fascinating insight into the wonderful work of David Stanley and his music school.  The school enables individuals with a learning disability to socialise, learn

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Southend Mencap Music School

I’m delighted to have now secured my next major project which is a documentary for Southend Mencap Music school. This is set to be an exciting piece of work, charting the progress of a group of music students with special educational needs as they rehearse for their annual Christmas concerts followed by a world record attempt set to

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Southend Celebrates Lottery Funded Beowulf Project

The Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf is a local arts, history and heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Over the last year the project has involved students from six schools and has delivered a series of Beowulf-inspired history, art, creative writing and music workshops.  In addition, community groups worked with a professional cast

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