Invisible Airs, Council Building after database, Bristol, UK

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An old friend Alistair Oldham independently produced a documentary of the project which was informed by its processes especially the workshops that took place at the same time as the royal wedding and the Tesco riots in Bristol. We are really grateful to Alistair & Conor for all their hard work and the documentary is the best introduction our work could have.

Alistair is an old friend of Harwood from squatting days in Bonnington Square in Vauxhall, London in the early 80’s. In fact he unwittingly used a photograph of Harwood for the cover of his film about the Bonnington Square squat (see below). What he thought was an arty photo of somebody doing Tai-Chi on the roof or even some DIY roof repairs, turned out to be a picture of Harwood flying a kite over the inner city London skyline.


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In 2009-2010, he directed and produced the short documentary “The Bristol Bike Project”, which has been screened at over 40 film festivals all over the world, including New York, Tokyo, Milan, Madrid, Vienna and San Francisco, and at prestigious venues such as the British Film Institute, the Anthology Film Archives in New York, The Barbican and The National Film Board of Canada. The film has been translated into fourteen languages and has most recently been toured in Georgia and Romania in an EU funded project to use documentary film as a means of raising human rights awareness.

To see the film and for full details of its distribution, please go to http://vimeo.com/9469007
Bristol Bike Project Image

The Bonnington Square film has recently won award for Sustainability in Film at the Ekotop Festival in Slovakia and has also screened at the London and Edinburgh Documentary festivals, and at Branchage, EastEnd and Diversity in Place (in Hawaii) Film Festivals.

In 2010, he directed and produced the short documentary “The Bristol Bike Project”, which has been screened at over 40 film festivals all over the world, including New York, Tokyo, Milan, Madrid, Vienna and San Francisco, and at prestigious venues such as the British Film Institute, the Anthology Film Archives in New York, The Barbican and The National Film Board of Canada. The film has been translated into fourteen languages, has won awards in Spain and Germany and has most recently toured in Georgia and Romania in an EU funded project to use documentary film as a means of raising human rights awareness.

bike project



Conor McCormack is an award winning Irish director and writer known for his powerful, socially engaging filmmaking. Whether operating as a self-shooting director for the BBC where he has produced a series of raw and honest portraiture that work towards dispelling some of the myths of ‘broken Britain’, shooting acclaimed shorts including the BIFA nominated Christmas with Dad or developing longer form dramas his work is unified by its insight, craft and contemporary relevance.