Chapman Brothers create stunning new loft style houses
Oct 2014 18

David and Harold Chapman have just finished a two year build designing and rebuilding a collapsing mews dump for scaffolding into two stunning, NY loft-style houses. A real Grand Design that utilised all our creative expertise.

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Sep 2014 27

The promotional video Harold Chapman designed for Tyresafe last year, including the set and the crash wall. The inspiration was the odd coupling of Doctor Seuss and Roy Lichtenstein…

Harold Chapman at the 40th American Film Festival of Deauville, Normandy
Sep 2014 22

Harold Chapman was in Deauville, Normandy last week as intrepid pen-smith for the Arbuturian. As well as providing the setting for the World Equestrian Games, the town, founded in the 19th century to provide aristocratic Parisians the sea view escape from the trials of city life, also plays host to the glamorous Deauville American Film Festival, now celebrating its fortieth year. He attended the red carpet opening of Woody Allen’s twenties magician yarn, “Magic in the Moonlight”, as well as Lasse Hallstrom’s Provencal-set, “A Hundred Foot Journey”. Stars in attendance included Jessica Chastain, “Amalie” director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Helen Mirren.

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…