Harold Chapman at the Isle of Wight Film Festival 2014
Aug 2014 31

Harold Chapman has just returned from the Isle of Wight Film Festival where he had the honour of being one of the judges for the Short Film Competition.
“The Last Killing” by Satinder Kaur was selected as the winner of the Best Human Rights Short which “Invisible” won in 2012. “The Last Killing”, which explores the “disappearances” of Sikhs in the Punjab at the hands of the police during the 1990s, followed the story of a Sikh policeman turned whistleblower who put his whole life on the line to pursue justice for the victims. It was essential viewing, not only because the story is on-going, but because it shows how hard it is to stand up to injustice – and how vital, if anything is to change in the world.
My thanks to festival director Bruce Webb and the team for putting on another great and hugely hospitable festival.

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Aug 2014 11

In 2011, Harold Chapman cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the homeless charity “Open Cinema”. His travel diaries appeared in “The Arbuturian” the following year. Here in all it’s low-res glory is the documentary of the journey with some family cameos…

Jul 2014 17

Here’s the promo Harold Chapman recently designed for Asthma UK entitled “Risky Steve” shot down in Peckham last year.

Harold Chapman to be judge at the Isle of Wight Film Festival 2014
Jul 2014 06

Harold Chapman has been invited to be one of the judges at this year’s Isle of Wight Film Festival which takes place this year between the 12th and 16th of August in Ventnor, IOW. In 2012 “Invisible” won Best Human Rights Short and Festival Director and film maker Bruce Webb has bestowed the great honour of asking him back as one of the jury.

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Jun 2014 30

Here’s the short documentary Harold Chapman shot and directed on London night shelters for the homeless, commissioned by the Diocese of London, West London Mission and Housing Justice. It was filmed over the course of last winter when the shelters were at their busiest and the weather was at its harshest. One of the key driving forces here is the Reverend Annie Kirke who is doing an amazing job working with some of the Capital’s most marginalised. Spending time with the homeless clients was both inspirational and humbling and made me realise that these people are just like me, if proof of the fact were ever needed.