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BABELDOM
Bush's first feature is a hallucinatory portrait of a city of the future, a science fiction documentary assembled from film shot in modern cities all around the world and from the most recent research in science, technology and architecture.
2012 - 81 mins
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LAY BARE
A composite portrait of the human body, revealing it as it is only rarely seen in our most intimate relationships - erotic and comic, beautiful and vulnerable.
2012 - 6 mins
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CENTRAL SWISS
Swiss skiers stop for their portraits during a busy holiday weekend on the mountains. The second in a series of time lapse portraits of strange people in unusual places.
2006 - 8 mins
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PAUL BUSH TALKS
Paul Bush tries to talk about the making of While Darwin Sleeps and his aspirations for cinema but all the time the film itself tries to take over and in the end completely overwhelms him. Commissioned for Canal + France.
2006 - 2 mins
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SHINJUKU SAMURAI
Twenty six citizens of Tokyo stop for a moment in front of a time lapse camera in the busy Shinjuku entertainment district of the city.
2004 - 6 mins
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WHILE DARWIN SLEEPS . . .
Thousands of insects pass through the film each for a single frame. It seems that the genetic progamme of millions of years is taking place in a few minutes. It is like a mescalin vision dreamt by Charles Darwin.
Prize winner at L'Alternativa, Barcelona and Media Forum, Moscow.
2004 - 5 mins.
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GEISHA GROOMING
A thoroughly modern Geisha gets ready for a fun night out. First of a series featuring the heroine of artist Lisa Milroy's recent paintings.
2003 - 3.30 mins - Paul Bush/Lisa Milroy
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SECRET LOVE
During village celebrations a father and daughter dance but a quarrel begins, other villagers take sides and events turn to violence beyond control. Set to the song Father and Daughter by Percy Grainger. Prize winner at Madrid and Krok (Ukraine).
2002 - 3.30 mins
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BUSBY BERKELEY'S TRIBUTE TO MAE WEST
Busby Berkeley's tribute to screen sex goddess Mae West as imagined by director Paul Bush. Due to the explicit sexual imagery a picture cannot be shown. Festival opener in 2003 Annecy Animation Festival and prize winner at I Castelli Animati, Rome.
2002 - 1.20 mins

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
Imagine that the camera is possessed with a psychosis similar to human schizophrenia; suppose that this disease subtly changes every single frame of film while leaving the narrative superficially intact. Prize winner at Siena, Montecatini and Holland Animation Festival.
2001 - 5.15 mins
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PAS DE DEUX DE DEUX
A parasitic presence has completely taken over the body of its host. A classical pas de deux from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is restaged frame by frame with the original dancers replaced by four new dancers. Prize winner at Napolidanza, Italy.
2001 - 5.30 mins
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LIE DETECTOR
However much he wants to lie there is one part of a man's body that always tells the truth. Due to the explicit sexual imagery a picture cannot be shown. Micromovies Grand Prix, 2002 Tampere International Film Festival.
2001 - 1.20 mins

FLIK-FLAK
Five hundred thousand years into the future life continues to exist. Humanity has ceased. Their progeny are electronic creatures with memory banks stuffed with useless information. Due to the degraded state of their circuitry most are stupid beyond belief.
2000 - 2 episodes of 3 mins - Paul Bush/Phil Mulloy
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FURNITURE POETRY
How can you prove this table does not vanish or alter shape the minute your back is turned? The film-maker contributes to this philosophical debate by changing tables, chairs, jugs, fruit and everything else lying around his house.
Transmediale award, Berlin 2000- Directors Fortnight, Cannes 2000
1999 - 5.15 mins
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THE ALBATROSS
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner illustrated by 19th century wood engravings and brought to life by scratching directly into the surface of colour filmstock. Awarded at Zagreb, Hiroshima, Cinanima, Bombay and Bilbao film festivals.
1998 - 15 mins
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THE RUMOUR OF TRUE THINGS
A contemporary portrait of the western world seen through the transient images of computer games, production line monitoring, medical diagnosis, research, military, etc., in which traces of our society are indirectly but strikingly etched. Grand prix, Bonn Videonale 1996.
1996 - 26 mins
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STILL LIFE WITH SMALL CUP
A radical re-working of an etching by Italian artist Giorgio Morandi, brought to life by engraving fame by frame into the photographic emulsion of colour filmstock. Awarded at the 1996 Zagreb Animation Festival.
1995 - 3.30 mins
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HIS COMEDY
A journey into the centre of Hell; Dante's The Divine Comedy, illustrated by Gustav Dore's wood engravings and animated by scratching directly into the surface of the film. Awarded at Melbourne, Cinanima and Bombay film festivals.
1994 - 8 mins
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LAKE OF DREAMS
Two love affairs - between a man and a woman, and man and the moon; the action takes place between the time the first astronauts land on the moon and the premature cancellation of the Apollo programme. 1992 ICA Biennial and international touring programme.
1991 - 13 mins
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FORGETTING
He was moving back through time but encounters on the way a woman he falls in love with and for a moment time stops still. A love story... a collection of conceits about time taken to an extreme with results that are both comic and tragic.
Awarded at 1991 Chicago Film Festival
1990 - 34 mins
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LOST IMAGES
A site specific project for TV in which images from one day's transmission are selected and re-presented at the end of the day. This version was broadcast on BBC2 6th June 1990.
1990 - 1 min

SO MANY, SO MAGNIFICENT
In a series of tableaux resembling medieval illuminations the story of the building and eventual destruction of a great medieval church is told through the words and sacred music of the period.
1987 - 44 mins
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THE COW'S DRAMA
The simplest story; a cow in a field, two days pass, articulated by a sequence of small events. Between the days a farmer sings three traditional songs about work, love and death. 1984 The British Art Show UK touring exhibition.
1984 - 38 mins
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COMMERCIALS
Room2 (illustrated) was awarded for best commercial at Cinanima Film Festival and toured British cinemas in the public programme of the 2002 British Animation Awards. The commercial for National Panasonic won the 2001 Japanese ACC award for best animation. Bush directs commercials through the London production company The Film Club.
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OTHER PROJECTS
This section includes work in progress, gallery installations and projects that have been developed but have not been commissioned including the short animated film about London for Imax projection The City (illustrated).
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