TV / Documentary

Contributions as crew / self

The Men Who Made Hammer
Dir. Sarah Appleton.
Caprisar Productions.

I was interviewed for this documentary on Hammer Films, to tie in with the release of the late Denis Meikle's final book.

The film premiered at DarkFest 6 on Saturday 25 November 2023

Hammer A.D. 2023
Dir. Benjamin Field.
Hammer Films.

I was interviewed about the history and impact of Hammer Films, as well as providing archival imagery from my own collection for this short documentary that screened before the West End premiere of Hammer Films' Doctor Jekyll on 11 October 2023. It received a general release via Hammer's YouTube channel on 5 November 2023.

The film also includes contributions from Mark Gatiss, Madeline Smith, Caroline Munro, Mike Muncer, Sam Clemens and new Hammer owner John Gore.

View the film on YouTube here:

The Found Footage Phenomenon
Dir. Sarah Appleton and Phill Escott.
Caprisar Productions / Fractured Visions.

I recorded an interview with filmmaker Aislinn Clarke for this documentary at the QFT, Belfast. I fielded questions and acted as cinematographer for the section, while Ben Simpson handled sound.
We recorded our section during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 for the film's directors.

The documentary was acquired and released by Shudder in 2022.

Watch The Found Footage Phenomenon on Shudder here.

Horizon: What's The Matter With Tony Slattery
Dir. Clare Richards
Sundog Pictures.
BBC Two. 21 May 2020

I'm featured in the documentary, interviewing Tony Slattery on stage at a CinePunked event in Belfast, as well as preparing and promoting The Comedy of Madness show with co-creator Robert Ross, and guest Slattery.
The shows featured in the film have been released in audio form as podcasts via CinePunked.

Tales of Cinema: Irish Cinema
Al Araby TV
2 July 2018

As CinePunked, I was interviewed alongside colleague Dr Rachael Kelly, discussing issues surrounding Irish cinema, the local film industry and identity. 

Assorted episodes: 2015-2018

I was a regular on-screen contributor during the first three years of the Banterflix tv show on local NI cable station NVTV.  Alongside reviews, I also presented a selection of historical discussions.
I've also featured separately on the Banterflix podcast.

The Arts Show In Performance: Glenn Tilbrook
BBC Northern Ireland.
June 2014

I edited the video for this online exclusive performance by Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook of 'Up the Junction'

The Arts Show.
BBC Northern Ireland.

I worked as runner/production team member for several episodes across 2014. Working in the office and on-set, as well as managing the show's social media accounts and providing behind-the-scenes photos of the production.

Hammer Films YouTube introductions
Hammer Films / YouTube

Robert wrote, presented and self-shot a series of filmed introductions for a series of crime dramas from Hammer Films to accompany the release of each film on Hammer's official YouTube channel.  Among the titles featured were Dick Barton: Special Agent, River Patrol, Cloudburst, Stolen Face, and Murder By Proxy.

With the series unavailable on the channel by 2022, Robert has reposted several of the videos on his own YouTube channel here.

Hammer Horror: A Fan's Guide
Duke Video. 

Robert was one of the contributors to this DVD documentary about the classic Hammer horror films. Robert features throughout the hour-long documentary. 

A short extract featuring Robert talking about Dracula can be played here.

Film Fever: The Horror! The Horror!
400Blows Productions
Channel 4.

Robert was interviewed about his interest in Hammer Films, and participating in fandom. He was filmed in Black Park alongside his friend Robert Lane, a Theatre Designer from Dublin. Also featured in the documentary is Wayne Kinsey.

To watch the short documentary, click the image.