Dispatches

Behind The Black House: Irreverend Gavin Baddeley, Church of Satan

On the night of the 30th of April 1966, Anton Szandor LaVey, former carnie, burlesque show organist, police photographer and ‘psychic’ investigator, shaved his head in the tradition of executioners, black magicians and the Yezidi devil worshippers of Iraq, and initiated the ritual which would mark 1966 as the year One, Anno Satanas—the first year…
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Mountains of the Ocean: 5 Minutes with Big Wave Surfer Andrew Cotton

There is a film of Andrew Cotton’s journey to Nazaré, in which the level of danger involved in big wave surfing hits home as a surfer is pulled from the water and given CPR on the beach. As the lifeguards battle to save the man, the ocean’s apocalyptic roar booms admonition to those gathered on the shoreline. We caught up with Devonian surfer Andrew Cotton to find out what drives big wave surfers to face down such monsters of nature.

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Capturing Trance Rituals: Vincent Moon: Filmmaker / Explorer

Vincent Moon is an independent French filmmaker and sound explorer. After cutting his teeth shooting short films and music videos for the likes of The National, R.E.M, Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós, Vincent packed his camera in a rucksack and hit road in 2008, travelling across five continents in a quest for sounds from stadium…
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Welcome to The Terrestrial

Welcome to The Terrestrial, a home to the unique voices, places and developments of planet Earth. It’s pretty bare around here at the moment, but stick with us, as we stock this vault full of great interviews with inspiring people, projects, groups and news, over the coming months. So far we’ve got an interview with…
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That’s a cut! 5 Minutes with the British Board of Film Classification

The British Board of Film Censors was set up in 1912 by the film industry as an independent body to bring a degree of uniformity to the classification of film nationally. Since the introduction of the Video Recordings Act of 1984 due to the boom in home video, the BBFC has also taken responsibility for…
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Inside The Crematorium: Stephen Lewis: Photographer

Having embarked upon a part-time Masters Degree whilst working as a Bristol based press photographer, Stephen Lewis was faced with choosing a project to produce and exhibit as part of his course. Previously dispatched to a crematorium to illustrate a press feature, he knew that there was much more to capture if given the time.

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Covert Hooligan: Studying Football Violence from the Inside: Dr Geoff Pearson

Dr Geoff Pearson is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of Manchester, a co-founder and committee member of the Annual Ethnography Symposium, a Manchester United season ticket holder and committee member of MUST, the Manchester United Supporters Trust. Having attended football matches regularly with his father as a child, he became increasingly…
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The Wall of Death: Dynomyte Dave Seymour, Demon Drome

Death. Destruction. Mayhem. Whether it’s the bedridden grandmother surrounded by her family, coughing tar black chunks into daintily embroidered handkerchiefs; the young graduate cut down in his prime by a drunk driver while braving the post-work commute; masked psychopaths massacring innocents in the names of equally false prophets; women and children blown to bloody fragments…
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