One+One Filmmakers Journal Blog (2012-2015)

One+One Filmmakers Journal is named after the 1968 film One Plus One by Jean Luc Godard. The film is in part a document of the Rolling Stones in a studio, recording the song Sympathy for the Devil and part staged scenes of political revolutions over which we hear extracts from various revolutionary texts. A reoccurring image is of slogans being painted on to walls and cars but each time the shot cuts before the slogan is completed. This is a film made in a time of upheaval and revolution, it captures the sense of a revolution in progress, a revolution that has not yet concluded.
When the studio released the film they made two changes which significantly altered the meaning of the film – the first was that they changed the title to Sympathy for the Devil and the second was to include the full version of the song at the end of the film, both done in order to make the film more commercial and both were made against Godard’s wishes. To have the completed song at the end of the film contradicts the theme of revolutions in progress that is the movie’s focus. Godard was so angry about this that he punched the film's producer at the UK premiere.
We are on the side of Godard, we are on the side of all filmmakers that have a vision that can not and should not be compromised for commercial or any other reasons. One+One seeks to be the fist in the face of those that force a compromise of the artist’s voice.
One+One Filmmakers Journal ran from 2009-2015. Below is the blog archive, which ran from 2012-2015.

Masthead Past and Eternal
• Original founding team (2009) – Daniel Fawcett, Matthew Hamblion, Dan Childs, James Marcus Tucker, Bradley Tuck, Fiona Hurd, Tim Pieraccini
• Bradley Tuck – Submissions Editor (2009-2015)
• Greg Scorzo – Publicity and Submission (2013-2015)
• Lizzie Soden – Funding (2013-2015)
• James Marcus Tucker – Publishing editor (2009-2014)
• Nick Hudson – Events editor (2013-2014)
• Daniel Fawcett – Publicity editor (2009 – 2011), Editor (2009-2013)
• Clara Pais – Submissions editor (2012-2013)
• Diarmuid Hester – Publicity editor (2011-2013)
September 5, 2012

Music, Movies and Misanthropy: On Boyd Rice and Iconoclast

By Bradley Tuck    Bob Larson: Are you a nice man? Boyd Rice: I am one of the nicest men you will ever meet   One […]
September 4, 2012

Abstract, experimental, hypnotic: Fischinger & Sharits

By Diamuid Hester A couple of experimental filmmakers I’ve been able to check out during my time in New York which is, unfortunately, drawing to a […]
September 2, 2012

Richard Heslop’s Floating

By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais You are more than likely familiar with Richard Heslop’s work, he was the director of classic music videos for bands […]
September 1, 2012

Barbara Hammer’s Living Cinema

By James Marcus Tucker American experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer has been described as the pioneer of lesbian queer cinema.  But, making short films in the 1970s […]
August 31, 2012

EYEBLAZE #3 IT CAME FROM KUCHAR

  By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais Part 3 of our new regular column in which we give short personal introductions to those unique gems of […]
August 29, 2012

Prison, Cinema and the Fight against Injustice

By Bradley Tuck With Pussy Riot spending time in prison on charges of hooliganism, I thought it was worth taking a trip through the uses, or more […]
August 27, 2012

Queer | Art | Film

By Diarmuid Hester All too late, I was recently made aware of the IFC New York’s Queer|Art|Film programme, a series of screenings and discussions which focus on […]
August 25, 2012

The day I met Ron Peck

By James Marcus Tucker Interviewing Ron Peck in his East End studio in 2009 felt like I had met a fellow traveller. His first feature film […]
August 24, 2012

EYEBLAZE #2 DAISIES

By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais Part 2 of our new regular column in which we give short personal introductions to those unique gems of cinema […]
August 19, 2012

EYEBLAZE #1 THUNDERCRACK!

  By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais Part 1 of our new regular column in which we give short personal introductions to those unique gems of […]
August 17, 2012

Jeff Keen

By Daniel Fawcett I was planning on writing an in-depth article about Jeff Keen’s Films for today’s blog post, but instead I am going to say […]
August 15, 2012

Film Challenge 2011: Revolutions in Progress: We Found a Time Machine

By Bradley Tuck In 2011, One+One launched a film Challenge, called “Revolutions in Progress” (For more information see Issue 6, for the write up and report […]
August 14, 2012

Ai Weiwei Never Sorry: Exposure and Concealment

By Diamuid Hester The release of Alison Klayman‘s new documentary on the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei offers an opportunity to reflect upon forms and topographies of […]
August 12, 2012

Jodorowsky’s Dance of Reality

By Clara Pais There is one exciting event in the film world which I am very much looking forward to. That is the new film by […]
August 10, 2012

Something for the Weekend

By James Marcus Tucker “You know what it’s like when you first sleep with someone you don’t know?  You become like this blank canvass, and it […]
August 10, 2012

Submissions open for the London Underground Film Festival!

By Daniel Fawcett Our friends at the London Underground Film Festival are getting ready for this year’s events. This December will mark the festival’s third year. […]
August 6, 2012

Kelly Reichardt’s Roadworks

Last week I had the chance to see American indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt’s brilliant and surreptitiously dissident Wendy and Lucy (2008) again. The following is an updated version […]
August 3, 2012

10 films we love! A Response to Sight and Sound’s Top 50 Films

By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais There has been a lot of top 10 film lists popping up on the internet over the last couple of […]
August 1, 2012

Revolutions in Progress: Better the Devil take you to Heaven…

By Bradley Tuck In 2011, One+One launched a film challenge calling for films around the topic of Revolution in Progress (see Issue six, a write up is also […]
July 30, 2012

Jonas Mekas and the Anthology Film Archives

By Diarmuid Hester My temporary relocation to New York has allowed me to visit the fantastic and rightly renowned Anthology Film Archives in downtown Manhattan. Founded by […]