TV PILOT (45 MINUTES)
PRODUCTION COMPANY: NOMAD
CREDIT: PRODUCER / EDITOR
DIRECTED BY TOM COTTEY
& JAMES ELPHICK
A journey into the artistic afterlife of William S. Burroughs.
Agent of Change is a feature documentary about the enduring presence of ‘beat’ writer William S. Burroughs.
Beginning with the centennial of Burroughs’ birth, the film – shot on 4 continents - explores how he remains alive in spirit to a community of artists and how this is felt by new generations.
The film follows several individuals who are actively engaged in keeping this spirit alive by creating happenings, time travelling with film, painting with guns, cutting up photography and reading & re-reading literature.
The film also looks for a deeper understanding of the ‘magical’ artistic practices of this much mythologised 20th century figure.
1 x 16 MINUTE DOCUMENTARY
DIRECTED & EDITED BY TOM COTTEY
Short documentary on a season of events dedicated to the filmmaker and artist Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Shot while studying Film & Television Production at the University of Westminster.