Video: Is it possible to make a film in three days with no cast and no crew? Yes it is! Mark Cousins reveals to us how he made his super-low-budget new film, and tells us why Thailand and Iran are currently the most exciting places for filmmaking in the world.

Profile: Mark has made several documentary films including The First Movie, which sees him show Iraqi children the very first films they have ever seen.  A huge fan of the history of cinema, Mark dedicated six years of research to making The Story of Film - an epic 15-episode documentary described as 'a love letter to the movies.'


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Mark Cousins

  • Tues 26 June 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "When you are making personal work, the crucial thing is just to be honest..." Director Mark Cousins offers advice on filming subject matter close to your heart.

    Tues 26 June 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "When you are making personal work, the crucial thing is just to be honest..." Director Mark Cousins offers advice on filming subject matter close to your heart.

    Filmmaker Mark Cousins talks to FILMCLUB reporter Emma about his new film What Is This Film Called Love? - a passionate and poetic documentary about the nature of happiness.

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