War. HUH. What is it good for?.

Spoilers ahead about '1917', 'Full Metal Jacket', 'Platoon', 'Gallipoli' and 'Apocalypse Now'. https://youtu.be/YqNYrYUiMfg I've not been to war myself (too worried about getting shot) but close enough to know that for many there is an irresistible attraction to that most extreme and vivid of human experiences. There's an intensity there that normal life just can't match.  Which makes it a drug that can be hard to......

Better Story through Chemistry.

Clarity.  We love a bit of that because when you work in the story business there can be a lot of fluff and misdirection. There’s a very clear way to judge whether the story you’re......

An Open Letter to Olivia Arthur. President of Magnum Photos..

Dear Olivia, I'm writing to you following the statement that you made after the Magnum Photos archive was taken offline as a result of allegations that Magnum have been selling indecent images of......

The Sister With The Photos.

Editors note: Buku Sarkar is a woman from India, and a writer & photographer. This is the story of an ongoing project she has 'stumbled' into. Unlike many other illustrated stories from India presented......

Brexit, it’s the stories wot won it..

There's been a lot of water under Tower Bridge since 2016 but this was definitely one of my favourite surreal moments from that summer.  Bob Geldof and Nigel Farage took to the waters of......

Our skin in the slave trade. Uncle Sir John Moore and I..

I have some family skin in the should we take down historical statues debate.  It's quite a story. Last year I came across a version of my family tree on my cousin's Facebook page.  If......

The Rising Tide – Cambridge University Library.

It doesn't matter how big or small a project you work on the difference between it being a pleasure or a total pain in the ass is if the people you work for are......

Disruption and Tech.

As I cleared my mum's house when she was moved into care suffering from dementia I discovered a small brooch on top of a wardrobe concealed within a dusty cobwebbed envelope. It was easy......

Sad news.

Some incredibly sad news today. Dr Angelo Grubisic, who was at the centre of a film we made in Norway in 2016, died on Tuesday during......

Get In: Cambridge.

The phone rings. It's Tamsin Starr, Cambridge University Head of News. Do we want to pitch to make some films to try and get more British Black and British Asian young people applying to the......

3500 people drown every year in the USA. Why doesn’t AP distribute pics of their dead lifeless bodies?.

1: My partner walks in the room. The picture of the drowned father and child is on my screen. 'That's horrible' she says.  Removing her eyes as fast as possible. And walks out again. 2: An argument is......

Consternation, Conversation, Conservation.

*Contains images/video and descriptions of deer culling* *Click images to view larger* *Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality at the subjects request*     Running......

Land Rover and the Red Cross. A missed opportunity..

Years ago we made a series of photofilms for Médecins Sans Frontières in Eastern Congo.  We told the story of an MSF midwife, Sam, working in a remote maternal healthcare clinic.  Every day she......

“Listen to the trees…”.

Mixed broadleaf woodland at Jock’s Gill, near Carluke, Clyde Valley, Scotland     "...some of the best advice I ever had."  said Ben (duckrabbit)......

Love & Loss on a Northern Isle.

It started in the wee hours, a distant keening that came and went as the wind gusting in off the Atlantic hustled around our van. It was in the notquitedark, an hour or so......

On The Inside Looking In.

What's the value of a story? To the reader it might simply be 'entertaining'. To the teller however it might be priceless - particularly if its a carefully nurtured cultural tale, woven around local......

A post photography world.

I like making images that do something. Something that goes beyond their simply being 'nice' or 'colourful' but which instead makes something explode in the viewer's head, makes them go "Oh!" and challenges them......

Filming and Forgetting in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh.  The hot south. A communal yard. All chickens and goats and someone hand pumping water.  The smell of burning and the sound of sweeping. People everywhere. It's......

Giant boots and broken watches..

Everything has an end. This is my Granddad... He died two winters ago. This is my Granddads watch... He put it on......

Duckrabbit Spring 2018 Mini-Documentary Workshop.

Come and make films with us this April!  The duckrabbit spring 2018 mini-documentary production workshop is taking place on the 12th and 13th April in central......