We are delighted to announce that we are collaborating with the Royal Photographic Society in staging the one and only London screening of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay at the Frontline Club. Tickets are on sale now http://rps.org/events/2018/may/08/do-not-bend
We are delighted to announce that we are working with Edinburgh Napier University and their Chancellor photographer David Eustace to host the only Scottish screening of the film on 26th September 2018. We can confirm that we will be hosting a drinks reception before the film and bringing together a panel of some of Scotland’s most respected and leading figures in the medium together to form a Q+A discussion panel. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with film Co-producer and Director Grant Scott, alongside Malcolm Dickson, Director of Street Level Photoworks, Ben Harman, Director of Stills Gallery, Edinburgh Napier Honorary Fellow, Robin Gillanders, and Annie Lyden of The National Galleries of Scotland.
We are very pleased and excited to announce the second UK screening of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay and an accompanying exhibition of Bill’s portraits of UK based photographers. The exhibition will be open from Saturday 12th May – Saturday 30th June 2018.
DO NOT BEND: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LIFE OF BILL JAY
Oriel Colwyn/Theatr Colwyn
Friday 11th May 2018 / 6.30 to 10.30pm. Tickets: £5
Following the film screening, co-producers Grant Scott and Tim Pellatt will host a discussion on Bill Jay’s impact on the world of photography and share their experience of producing the film with limited budget and resources.
Film and discussion suitable for ages 15+
Tickets can be purchased at http://orielcolwyn.org
A book published by www.caferoyalbooks.com titled Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay that accompanies the exhibition will be available online and at the gallery.
We are excited and pleased to be working with Craig Aitkinson and Cafe Royal Books www.caferoyalbooks.com on a book to accompany the film featuring Bill’s portraits of UK based photographers. It will go on sale to coincide with the premiere of the film on the 20th April.
We are proud to announce that www.donotbendfilm.com will premiere in the UK on 20th April at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol including a panel discussion including David Hurn, Brian Griffin, Daniel Meadows and me, chaired by Martin Parr.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.martinparrfoundation.org/…/british-photography…/
We are pleased to announce that we will soon be announcing a series of screenings and events connected with Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay across the UK throughout 2018. These will be ticketed events and tickets will be available through our collaborative partners with each screening. We will post details here over the coming weeks and they will be announced via the film’s Facebook page and via the @UNofPhoto Twitter feed.
Our thanks go out to Roy Hammans at www.the-golden-fleece.co.uk
Roy has what we believe to be the only complete collection of Creative Camera, Creative Camera Owner and Camera Owner magazines in private hands and he has kindly supplied us with images of various issues for the film. Roy has a number of Bill Jay related articles on his site that you may find of interest. Roy has also kindly mentioned our film on his site as you can see above.
It has been sometime since we updated this site but we have not been resting! After a summer of archival research and interviewing we started on the edit for the film in late August. We have been in the edit ever since and remain deep into the creation of the film. It’s going well and we hope to reach the conclusion of the online edit by early 2018. At this point the original score will be created and added and we hope to be ready for first screenings by early Spring 2018. We will keep you update on our progress!