The Gospel According to St Derek (2014)

A documentary exploring the ten commandments of low-budget filmmaking according to the independent filmmaker extraordinaire Derek Jarman.

Director:

Andy Kimpton-Nye

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tariq Ali ... Himself
Simon Fisher-Turner Simon Fisher-Turner ... Himself
Christopher Hobbs Christopher Hobbs ... Himself
Christopher Hughes Christopher Hughes ... Himself
Karl Johnson ... Himself
Samuel Kimpton-Nye Samuel Kimpton-Nye ... The Boy
James Mackay ... Himself
Ron Peck Ron Peck ... Himself
Tilda Swinton ... Herself
Peter Tatchell ... Himself
Nigel Terry ... Himself
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Storyline

The Gospel According to St Derek uses amazing access to in-depth interviews with Derek Jarman's family, friends and collaborators, to bear witness to his unique approach to low-budget filmmaking and acts, therefore, as a rallying call to all low-budget filmmakers. Anecdotal, funny, insightful and inspiring, The Gospel According to St Derek unashamedly bangs a drum for Derek Jarman's importance as one of Britain's (indeed, one of cinema's) finest filmmakers. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Documentary | Short

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2014 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

400Blows Productions See more »
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Color:

Color (Black & White and Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

An investigation into Derek Jarman's unorthodox creative process and filmmaking ethos, the film is divided in ten segments or "commandments":
  • Remember the home movie and always keep Super 8 holy;
  • Thou shalt not worship false profits;
  • Thou shalt enjoy the ride;
  • Thou shalt make thy films in thine own likeness;
  • Thou shalt go with the flow;
  • Thou shalt be fearless;
  • Thou shalt honour the art of design;
  • Thou shalt remember film is a wedding of light and matter;
  • Thou shalt seek the rainbow's end;
  • Thou shalt not make thyself a martyr for thine art;
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References Blue (1993) See more »

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