Eclectic Films is set up to produce and distribute film and video work of a distinctive and innovative nature that owes more to the artistic and aesthetic merits of a European cinematic culture rather than those of Hollywood. Eclectic Films believes that British cinema can and must be different; and that the difference must encompass a world cinematic view. It should know and appreciate the world's most poignant film movements and embrace them, it must also welcome those defining filmic moments from the past and the present and be motivated by them. It must also have the confidence to inspire its audience to move forward. We believe the audience will understand and welcome a fresh cinematic view of the world, for it now knows that cinema is a view, not a reality or fantasy. Eclectic Films has been formed out of a shared interest in producing challenging and innovative works for the screen.
Who we are
Clive Myer is founder and former Director of the International Film School Wales; The Film Academy at the University of Glamorgan and the Skillset Screen Academy Wales. He established Ffresh, one of the most successful student film festivals in the UK, now in its 10th year and WOW! , Wales One World Film Festival, now also in its 10th year and continuing to bring world cinema to Wales. He has produced and/or directed and photographed experimental drama and documentary films for over 30 years, including Justine, by the Marquis de Sade (British Film Institute, 1976) and more recently, two creative documentaries Dorothy Carrington - Woman of Two Worlds and Song of the Falklands.
In 2012 Wallflower and Columbia University Press published his book
Critical Cinema: Beyond the Theory of Practice
Lynda Myer-Bennett was Head of the Short Course Unit at Ravensbourne School of Film, Television and Broadcasting. After several years working in the Third Sector raising European and national funding, she co-founded the Forest of Dean Community Radio station. She produced a First Light film for the UK Film Council and wrote and directed Veiled (nominated for the DM Davies Award) through the Digital Visions Scheme on behalf of the UK Film Council.
Allan Niblo is a founder director of Vertigo Films Ltd, one of the UK's most commercially successful film companies. His credits as Producer include The Sweeney, Monsters, StreetDance 3D, Ajami, Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Pusher, The Business, Football Factory and Human Traffic. His company is also a film distribution company and Vertigo distribute not only successful fiction features but also documentaries such as The Cove and In the Shadow of the Moon.
Carl Boland is a Sound Designer and Composer currently residing in Japan. A film sound practitioner and researcher, his recently completed Ph.D by practice focuses on compositional approaches to soundtrack creation that draw their inspiration from electroacoustic music. Carl was the sound designer on Eclectic's 'The Orchard' and 'Song of the Falklands'. For more details about his work on these projects and others, please visit www.boxgarden.biz - Box Garden Productions.