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The 7/7 Requiem Film is a prayer for peace for the 52 souls who lost their lives in the 2005 London Bombings. Directed by Russell Square film-maker Kathy Hill with Requiem sung by Renata Jonscher.

KATHY HILL – FILMOGRAPHY

2006 '7/7 Requiem'. Short Film. 5 mins. A prayer for peace for the 52 souls who lost their lives in the 2005 London Bombings and for the whole world. Camera: Kathy Hill. Editor: Patrick Wilson, Kathy Hill. Music composed and produced by Patrick Wilson. Requiem sung by Renata Jonscher and the Neil Jenkins chorale. Director: Kathy Hill. Producer: Kathy Hill, SoulStar Films International.

2006 ‘Just Another Angel’. Feature Film. Genre – Mystical Romance. Writer/Director: Kathy Hill. Producer: Kathy Hill. In pre-production.

2006 'Eight Steps to Enlightenment and a Nervous Breakdown'. 40 mins. Comedy Spoof. A yoga class gone wrong. Director: Kathy Hill. Writer/Producer: Mahny Webster.

2005 ‘In Search of the One’. 50 mins. Documentary. Do ‘soulmates’ really exist? Features interviews with Judy Hall (author ‘Hands Across Time’), Jasper Griffin (Classics Don, Oxford University) and long-term couples who believe they’ve found their soulmate. Camera: Petro-Nelise Trichardt. Writer/Director: Kathy Hill. Producer: Kathy Hill, Wishing Tree Productions. In production.

2004 ‘In Search of the Tantric Tiger’. 50 mins. Documentary. A serious (and sometimes humorous) look at the history, philosophy and current practice of Tantra - the Art of Sacred Sexuality. Features interviews with Teachers; Mantak Chia, Michael Winn, Kris Larthe, Leora Lightwoman and their students. Camera: Petro-Nelise Trichardt. Director: Kathy Hill. Producer: Kathy Hill, Wishing Tree Productions. Seeking completion funding.

2002 ‘The Problem with Porn’. 50 mins. Documentary. ‘AntiChrist of the Porn Industry’ John Bowen and favourite stars in his porn ‘family’ talk candidly about the downside of the hardcore porn industry in L.A. This film nvestigates the cyclical link between child sexual abuse, which trains women to believe that being used as a sex object is the only way to get love and attention; and the hardcore pornography industry which portrays women ‘enjoying’ being sexually denigrated. Features interviews with Ron Jeremy, Kid Vegas, Ted Hunter & Kendra Jade. Camera/Director: Kathy Hill. Producer: Dominique Day, Signal Productions.

2000 ‘In Search of the Muse’. 50 mins. Documentary. Does the Muse still exist today? Artist and Film-maker Kathy Hill embarks on a transatlantic investigation into the phenomenon of divine inspiration, ancient and postmodern, talking to fellow creatives in London, Edinburgh and L.A. Contributions from Rutger Hauer (‘Bladerunner’, ‘The Hitcher’, ‘Batman Begins’, ‘Sin City’); South African Director, Gavin Hood (Winner 2006 Oscar Best Foreign Film, ‘Tsotsi’); Linda Seger (Hollywood Script Consultant and Author ‘How To Make A Good Script Great’); Ben Hopkins (winner 2002 BAFTA Best New Director); Jasper Griffin (Classics don, Oxford University) & musician Mark Shaw (‘Then Jericho’). Camera: Kathy Hill. Sound: Petro Nelise Trichardt. Offline Editor: Petro-Nelise Trichardt/Kathy Hill. Online Editor: John Willis. Original music: Lorne Balfe. Writer/Director: Kathy Hill. Producer: Kathy Hill, Wishing Tree Productions/ Idworld. Shown on UK Channel 4, March 2000.

1999 ‘Spirit of the Willow’. 20 mins. Documentary. Commissioned by Islington Council, London, as part of a School’s Tree Awareness Programme. A local community fight to save a green space in Islington and the willow tree which stands there. Camera: Alex Lewis, Whatever Pictures. Writer: Iva Schroeder. Editor: Alex Kaufman, Rollercoaster Filmz. Director: Kathy Hill. Producer: Kathy Hill, Wishing Tree Productions. Shown at Raindance ’99 and ‘Save Our World’ Environmental Festival 2000

1999 ‘Desperado’. 4 mins. Short Film about growing up. A boy becomes a man when he discovers true freedom lies in the ability to commit to love. Camera: Kathy Hill. Editor: Nick Sherrard. Director: Kathy Hill. Producer: Kathy Hill, Wishing Tree Productions. Shown at ‘The Annexe’, London, Oct. ’99.

1998 ‘The Wishing Tree’. 5 mins. Short Film about the power of magic. A small boy wishes that the ornamental cherry tree in his local park could bear fruit. Later that day he discovers that the tree is being made into a Wishing Tree and he makes a wish. Then something strange but wonderful takes place. 16mm. DP: Jim Swanson. Original music: Tracey Kelly. Editor: Guy Shakespeare. Writer/ Director: Kathy Hill. Producer: Kathy Hill, Wishing Tree Productions. Shown at Raindance and Southwark Film Festivals, 1998, Peeping Tom’s Independent Film Club ’99, Notting Hill Arts Club ’99 and ‘Save Our World’ Environmental Festival 2000.

1998 ‘This Baby Thing’. 9 mins. Short Film. Ancient legend states that if a woman climbs into a hollow tree through one opening and jumps out of another, she will become pregnant within a year. In an age of postmodernism and postfeminism, a woman reveals her innermost thoughts and feelings as she considers older motherhood. Writer/Director/Producer: Kathy Hill. Shown at St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, London.

1998 ‘The Black Book’. Poetry/Performance Work about a woman’s struggle to put to rest the ghosts of her childhood. Showcased at the 1999 London ‘Incarceration’ Exhibition. Writer/Director/Producer: Kathy Hill. Currently being adapted for the stage by Petru Wessels, Director of the South African Theatre company, Petcar Productions.

1997 ‘Life Doll/Death Doll’. 25 mins. A Rites of Passage Film. A woman re-interprets an Indiginous American Ceremony for the present day by gathering together fragments from her past, forming them into a ‘death’ bundle and giving them a water burial. She then fashions a pregnant clay doll, wraps it in leaves and animal skins, ties the ‘life’ bundle against her belly and enters a hollow tree where she spends time dreaming. Shortlisted for Arts Council Development and Production Funding. Camera/Sound: Kathy Hill. Writer/Director/Producer: Kathy Hill. Shown at the Bullock Exhibition, Oxford University, 1998

1997 ‘Leaving Home’. 7 mins. Short Film. An intimate study of place, paying tribute to the end of a home and a relationship. ‘A poignant and visually stunning short film’ – Raindance. Camera/Sound/Editor: Kathy Hill. Writer/Director/Producer: Kathy Hill. Shown at the British Short Film Festival and Raindance 1997.

1996 ‘Broken’. 6 mins. Short film addressing the issue of Disabled Access to Art and Film Education. A woman struggles with inner and outer obstacles as she pursues a career as an Artist/Filmmaker. Shortlisted for Arts Council Development and Production Funding. Camera: Rob Kirkpatrick/Kathy Hill. Writer/Director/ Producer: Kathy Hill. Shown at St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, London and the Bullock Exhibition, Oxford University, 1998.

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