After years working in comic book publishing, Owen retrained and began freelancing as a journalist. He has written film, TV and culture pieces for The Guardian, New Statesman, local papers like the South London Press, plus other sites and magazines. He is currently studying for a Master's degree in Film History at Birkbeck, University of London. You can read more of his writing over at his own blog smokescreenlondon.com.
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Archive, colourised footage tells the story of the First World War.
The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it.
The wild story of one day at a traditional American sports bar.
An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.
Lays bare the legend of Lizzie Borden to reveal the much more complex, poignant and truly terrifying woman within — and her intimate bond with the family’s young Irish housemaid, Bridget Sullivan.
Based on the story of a man who escaped San Quentin at 70 and went on to commit a string of heists that captivated the public.
Documentary about the US public TV children's show host who had a lasting influence.
An anthology of short films based on a fictional book of “western tales”.
Pacific Northwest. 1983. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their haven is savagely destroyed by a cult, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance.
A seasoned musician discovers — and falls in love with — a struggling artist. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.
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