London Brief is an accidental film, the by-product of
a trip to London for odds and ends of business. After 2 and a half-days
of casual on-the-run shooting while tending to life's chores, I had
what I thought was a nice 40 minutes of material. Sent unedited (just
selected) to a documentary festival in Yamagata, Japan, they surprised
me and asked it into their competition which meant fleshing out to a
minimum of 60 minutes. I returned to London for a week, shooting deliberately
things I thought would be right to make a kind of portrait of the city
- including tourist sites, trading markets, Speaker’s Corner.
1997 | Digital Video | Color | Sound | 91 minutes
Camera, edit, and concept : Jon Jost
Music: Erling Wold
Shown at: Yamagata, 1997; Rotterdam, Pesaro, Osnabruck,
others, 1998; Florence docu, Graz architecture and film, 1999.