Anthony Howarth
Filmmaker

 

In Development

TERRICIDE
THE MAN FROM AFRICAR
 

Producer (co-producer)

1987
A CAR FOR AFRICA
5-part, 60 min. episodes, documentary series for TV
Channel 4 television, UK.

1984
B25 Ė MITCHELLS DO FLY IN IMC
75 min. TV documentary
Channel 4 television, UK.

1976
THE NEW BRITAIN
THE MIDDLE EAST AND OIL
IRELAND
THE NEW EUROPE
Audio visual Film strips, Encyclopaedia Britannica

1976
PEOPLE OF THE WIND (co-producer)
2 hr. wide-screen 4 track Dolby feature documentary
Distribution: USA theatrical market and International art-house market

Beautifully restored DVD available from Milestone Films, USA.

1975
Genevieve de Brabant (co-producer)
Short animated film. Puppet opera by Erik Satie. Directed by David Koff.

1974
THE BAKHTIARI MIGRATION (co-producer)
60 min. and 30 min TV and non-theatrical
World TV and non-theatrical and educational markets Ė especially US.

1973
SHUSHA (co-producer)
30 minute TV music film
BBC 2. World TV and non-theatrical and educational markets

1973
THE SHEEP MUST LIVE (co-producer)
60 minute television documentary special
BBC World About Us

1976
BLACK MANíS LAND Feature documentary (co-producer) 150 minute cinema feature documentary

1974
BLACK MANíS LAND 3-part series (co-producer)
3-part, 60-minute episodes, TV and non-theatrical series
(Also made in 3-part 30 minute version)
All world TV markets incl. USA PBS International educational resource.
Part 1. WHITE MANíS COUNTRY
Part 2. Mau Mau
Part 3. Kenyatta

1960
FENLAND FLOOD PROTECTION
40 min. industrial and educational documentary


Director (co-director)

1987
A CAR FOR AFRICA

1984
B25 Ė MITCHELLS DO FLY IN IMC

1976
THE NEW BRITAIN
THE MIDDLE EAST AND OIL
IRELAND
THE NEW EUROPE
Audio visual Film strips for Encyclopaedia Britannica

1976
PEOPLE OF THE WIND

1974
THE BAKHTIARI MIGRATION
 

1973
SHUSHA (co-director)

1973
THE SHEEP MUST LIVE

1976
BLACK MANíS LAND Feature documentary (co-Director)

1974
BLACK MANíS LAND 3-part series (co-Director)
Part 1. WHITE MANíS COUNTRY
Part 2. Mau Mau
Part 3. Kenyatta

1960
FENLAND FLOOD PROTECTION
 

On-camera Presenter

1987
A CAR FOR AFRICA
 

Commentator

1987
A CAR FOR AFRICA

1984
B25 Ė MITCHELLS DO FLY IN IMC

1976
THE NEW BRITAIN
THE MIDDLE EAST AND OIL
IRELAND
THE NEW EUROPE
Audio visual Film strips for Encyclopaedia Britannica

1976
Lion Country Safari Ė game warden

1976
Introduction to PEOPLE OF THE WIND

1974
THE BAKHTIARI MIGRATION
30 min TV and non-theatrical version
 

Original Book (Story Board)

1987
A CAR FOR AFRICA (Story Board)

1976
THE NEW BRITAIN
THE MIDDLE EAST AND OIL
IRELAND
THE NEW EUROPE
Audio visual Film strips for Encyclopaedia Britannica

1976
PEOPLE OF THE WIND (Original outline and Story Board)

1974
THE BAKHTIARI MIGRATION (Original outline and Story Board)

1973
SHUSHA (Story Board)

1973
THE SHEEP MUST LIVE (Story Board)

1976
BLACK MANíS LAND Feature documentary
(Source book: KENYATTA, A Photographic Biography)

1974
BLACK MANíS LAND 3-part series
(Source book: KENYATTA, A Photographic Biography )
Part 1. WHITE MANíS COUNTRY
Part 2. Mau Mau
Part 3. Kenyatta

1960
FENLAND FLOOD PROTECTION (Original Story Board)
40 min. industrial and educational documentary
 

Writer (Script Advisor)
 

1987
A CAR FOR AFRICA

1984
B25 Ė MITCHELLS DO FLY IN IMC

1976
THE NEW BRITAIN
THE MIDDLE EAST AND OIL
IRELAND
THE NEW EUROPE
Audio visual Film strips for Encyclopaedia Britannica

1976
PEOPLE OF THE WIND (Script Advisor)

1974
THE BAKHTIARI MIGRATION (Script Advisor)

1973
SHUSHA (Script Advisor)

1973
THE SHEEP MUST LIVE (Script Advisor)

1976
BLACK MANíS LAND Feature documentary (Script Advisor)

1974
BLACK MANíS LAND 3-part series (Script Advisor)
Part 1. WHITE MANíS COUNTRY
Part 2. Mau Mau
Part 3. Kenyatta

1960
FENLAND FLOOD PROTECTION (Script Advisor)
 

Cameraman

1987
A CAR FOR AFRICA

1984
B25 Ė MITCHELLS DO FLY IN IMC

1976
THE NEW BRITAIN
THE MIDDLE EAST AND OIL
IRELAND
THE NEW EUROPE
Audio visual Film strips for Encyclopaedia Britannica

1976
PEOPLE OF THE WIND (Second Camera)

1974
THE BAKHTIARI MIGRATION (Second Camera)

1973
SHUSHA (Second Camera)

1973
THE SHEEP MUST LIVE (Second Camera)

1976
BLACK MANíS LAND Feature documentary (Second Camera)

1974
BLACK MANíS LAND 3-part series (Second Camera)
Part 1. WHITE MANíS COUNTRY
Part 2. Mau Mau
Part 3. Kenyatta

1960
Michael Rothenstein Ė Lino Print Artist
BBC Horizon

1960
FENLAND FLOOD PROTECTION
 

Supervising Editor

1987
A CAR FOR AFRICA 5-part TV series

1976
THE NEW BRITAIN
THE MIDDLE EAST AND OIL
IRELAND
THE NEW EUROPE
Audio visual Film strips for Encyclopaedia Britannica

1976
PEOPLE OF THE WIND

1976
BLACK MANíS LAND Feature Documentary
(Editing Advisor)

1974
BLACK MANíS LAND 3-part series (Editing Advisor)
Part 1. WHITE MANíS COUNTRY
Part 2. Mau Mau
Part 3. Kenyatta

1960
FENLAND FLOOD PROTECTION (Editor)
 

STUDENT FILMS
 

At School, Stowe School, Buckinghamshire, UK.

1951
Camera operator for 45 minute adaptation of Animal Farm in which the pigs were replaced by the school First Fifteen rugby team and the oppressed ordinary boys took on the roll of the exploited farm animals. Final scene showed the sports pavilion defended with Bren guns being stormed by 150 boys with rifles and grenades. Camera was a pre-World War II three lens, clockwork, 16mm Bolex.



1955-1956
Three twenty minute newsreels covering events, sports and arts and social, during school term. These newsreels were my own innovation and were edited to be projected with live last minute commentary and a built up but imprecisely synchronised music tape. The newsreels were shown at the last cinema show of the term. Major sports and other events often took place close to the end of term. The newsreels had to be made very fast in order to be topical. It was always a drama to get the processed film back from the laboratory in time.

1956
THE GROOMíS REVENGE. A forty-five minute short feature film which I scripted, directed, photographed and edited.
The story: A maltreated groom, beaten to the ground with a horsewhip in the 1700s by the Duke of Buckingham, returns to haunt the school.
   The embittered groom selects a young boy and grooms him to burn down the school as revenge. He communicates through dreams with precise instructions as to where to set the fire and how and when to start it.
   The film climax shows the massive and classically beautiful Stowe house, once country seat of the Duke of Buckingham, burning to the ground. This was achieved by filming the controlled burning of a 3D model of the building made with multi layers of still photographs. The photographs taken from the south front of the building included appropriate perspective interiors as well as exteriors.
   Michael Andrews played Hinton the young boy. Michael went on to make the classic and spectacular documentary series, THE FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR. He worked with the BBC wild life and natural history unit in Bristol.
   Mike seems to have been none the worse for having burnt down one of the great houses of England. Although, I just learned that, retired from the BBC, he now he makes exotic jewellery and sells it on the internet Ė ďNowít so queer as folkĒ, as they say where I come from.

   SURVIVING PRINTS: As far as I know, no prints of the five films mentioned above have survived. If anyone knows otherwise, I would love to hear about it or get a DVD.
 

At Cambridge University

1958-9.
I filmed Fin de Soirťe. A musical with a cast of about 70 (as I remember it) devised and directed by the illustrious John Tusa and James Madge. It was made in a large lecture room in the Engineering laboratories during a vacation period. The film was cut to Mozartís Symphonia Concertanti but was filmed to a jazz band synchronised, in a sense, to the Mozart. Heavy arty stuff. Looked and sounded good when finished.

SURVIVING PRINTS: Again, I donít know of any. Would love to have a DVD if anything exists.

Anthony Howarth is renowned as a filmmaker. He has produced, directed, scripted, filmed and presented documentary films for television and for the cinema.

His awards include

Golden Globe and Academy (Oscar) nominations

The Hollywood Film society's Award of Excellence

Blue and red ribbons from the American Film Festival

Trivia: As a veteran of more than 20 screenings of Minnelli's musical masterpiece, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, I was over-awed when presented with the Hollywood Film Society's Certificate of Excellence in 1977 by a dapper little man with grey hair and sporting a double-breasted suit ĖGene Kelly Ė  Wow!

 
 

MITCHELLS DO FLY IN IMC
Channel 4 TV
U.K.

 

SHUSHA
BBC TV Channel 2
U.K.

 

 

THE SHEEP MUST LIVE
BBC TV
World About Us

U.K.

 

 

A CAR FOR AFRICA 
Five hour television documentary series
Channel 4 TV
U.K.

 

THE BAKHTIARI MIGRATION
Canada
CBC TV
and
PBS TV
U.S.A.

 
BLACK MAN'S LAND
The three hour trilogy on colonialism in Africa
     White Man's Country
     Mau Mau
     Kenyatta

Shown nationwide in U.S.A. and on television, in schools and in universities worldwide.

 

The stunning cinematography in People of the Wind is the work of cameraman Mike Dodds. I, (above), as well as directing, contributed as second cameraman. On the other hand, I was the director and the cameraman on A CAR FOR AFRICA and B25.

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