Fred and Albert - 2010

An extract from a 4 hr long filmed conversation between two brothers from a family of which all the men worked in the pits.
Fred and Albert started 'down the pit' when they were fourteen years old and spent the whole of their working lives on the coal face in conditions that did not change until they were nearing the end of they're lives.
The conversation between these, the last two of five mining brothers, was made long after they had retired. It is the first time they sat together and discussed all they could remember about their early lives and a 'life underground'.
This work is an attempt by the artist and photographer peter lavery to re-create the vision he had when his father Fred used to regale him with pit stories both before and after he had retired.

Director - Peter Lavery

Production/Camera Operator - Peter Lavery

                                               Tweedy Backstage
A 10 minute performance by Tweedy practising backstage.
Director - Peter Lavery
Production - Peter Lavery
Camera - Cameron McMillan
Editor - Cameron McMillan
Sound - Thomas Lavery

                                             The Making of Tweedy 1968

Filming of the shoot and development of a portrait of Tweedy the clown for the new book 'Circus Work 1968-2018'.

Director - Peter Lavery/Oliver Baron

Production - Peter Lavery

Camera Operator - Oliver Baron

Editor - Oliver Baron

Location/set build - Brandier.  Handheld studio's.