"It is not enough for me to simply film reality as I find it."
Marc Isaacs' films are a result of an intense ‘conversation' that he has with the ‘real’ and they find their ultimate expression when he manages to create something more poetic, provocative and imaginative than that which simply presents itself. In this session, Isaacs will explain how he does this by looking at how he creates limitations for himself, constructs a meaningful setting, casts the correct characters
and distills the narrative to its essence.
Moderated by Nicola Gibson, LFS Term 3 Tutor.
“[Isaacs] has quietly built a body of work that puts him amongst the most empathetic documentary observers we have of lives often overlooked.” Time Out
“Isaacs has an astounding gift for getting people to open up to him and he uses film the way a skilled artist uses paint. The result is beautiful, heartbreaking and profoundly humane.”