Patrick Russell

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EVCOM awards 2023 and the year in communications filmmaking

BFI curator Patrick Russell reflects on the year’s trends in the client filmmaking sector and the winning films at the recent EVCOM awards.

By Patrick Russell

EVCOM awards 2023 and the year in communications filmmaking
The NHS at 75

“Unless you’re Adam Curtis, the pictures have to fit the words”: talking to NHS England’s in-house filmmaker, Thomas Randall

By Patrick Russell

“Unless you’re Adam Curtis, the pictures have to fit the words”: talking to NHS England’s in-house filmmaker, Thomas Randall
Lists

The best British TV of 2023, as picked by BFI curators

By Xavier Alexandre Pillai, Josephine Botting and others

The best British TV of 2023, as picked by BFI curators
The NHS at 75

Behind the curtain on the modern public health film: “They’re rooted in the power of storytelling to help people walk in others’ shoes”

By Patrick Russell

Behind the curtain on the modern public health film: “They’re rooted in the power of storytelling to help people walk in others’ shoes”
The NHS at 75

Making films for the NHS: the story behind the Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton training film The Strange Case of Penny Allison

By Patrick Russell

Making films for the NHS: the story behind the Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton training film The Strange Case of Penny Allison
All about...

All about... 16mm

By Patrick Russell, Dominic Simmons and others

All about... 16mm
Features

Giants in the shadows: celebrating the centenaries of Sarah Erulkar and John Krish

By Patrick Russell

Giants in the shadows: celebrating the centenaries of Sarah Erulkar and John Krish
Interviews

The forgotten greatest film of all time: Robert Flaherty’s bayou saga Louisiana Story

By Patrick Russell

The forgotten greatest film of all time: Robert Flaherty’s bayou saga Louisiana Story
Lists

100 BBC TV gamechangers

By Lisa Kerrigan, Nadia Attia and others

100 BBC TV gamechangers
Features

Colour at the bottom of the world: Derek Williams and Foothold on Antarctica

By Patrick Russell

Colour at the bottom of the world: Derek Williams and Foothold on Antarctica
Best of 2021

The best new British TV of 2021, picked by BFI curators

By Lisa Kerrigan, James Bell and others

The best new British TV of 2021, picked by BFI curators
Features

EVCOM Awards 2021: how the corporate film sector is responding to the times

By Patrick Russell

EVCOM Awards 2021: how the corporate film sector is responding to the times
Features

The first anti-smoking films: how a nation started to quit

By Ros Cranston and Patrick Russell

The first anti-smoking films: how a nation started to quit
Features

The nation’s wagging finger: celebrating 75 years of the COI’s public information films

By Sarah Castagnetti, Michelle Kirby and others

The nation’s wagging finger: celebrating 75 years of the COI’s public information films
10 great

10 great Christmas films

By Josephine Botting, Sarah Currant and others

10 great Christmas films
Features

The best of brand film: EVCOM London Film and Live Awards 2020

By Patrick Russell

The best of brand film: EVCOM London Film and Live Awards 2020
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #7

By Patrick Russell

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #7
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #5

By Patrick Russell, Jez Stewart and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #5
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #4

By Patrick Russell and Jez Stewart

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #4
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #3

By Bryony Dixon, Ros Cranston and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #3
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #2

By Jez Stewart, Patrick Russell and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #2
BFI Recommends

BFI Recommends: Forgotten Men: The War as It Was

By Patrick Russell

BFI Recommends: Forgotten Men: The War as It Was
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #1

By Ros Cranston, William Fowler and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #1
Features

The ways moving images shaped the 2019 general election

By Patrick Russell

The ways moving images shaped the 2019 general election
Features

The ways moving images shaped the 2019 general election

By Patrick Russell

The ways moving images shaped the 2019 general election
Lists

The best British TV of 2019

By Josephine Botting, Mark Duguid and others

The best British TV of 2019
News

Economic abuse film wins big at the EVCOM awards 2019

By Patrick Russell

Economic abuse film wins big at the EVCOM awards 2019
News

Child bereavement campaign triumphs at the Charity Film Awards 2019

By Patrick Russell

Child bereavement campaign triumphs at the Charity Film Awards 2019
Features

Wolfgang Suschitzky obituary: a cameraperson of the world

By Patrick Russell

Wolfgang Suschitzky obituary: a cameraperson of the world
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