About

Grant Gee is a filmmaker from Brighton, England.

His most recent film The Gold Machine, with writer Iain Sinclair, completes a trilogy of acclaimed, internationally distributed  feature-documentaries about landscape and literature which began in 2012 with Patience (After Sebald) and continued with Innocence of Memories, (with original narration by Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk).

 

He is currently developing, with Irish Film Board and BFI support, a drama feature,  Intermission (with Hot Property Films and writer Mark O'Halloran) about the jazz musician Bill Evans.

Since 2012, he has collaborated (as Video Director) with theatre director Katie Mitchell on high profile Live Cinema projects at flagship European theatres, operas and museums. Most recently Orlando for the Schaubuhne, Berlin, Judith (an adaptation of Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle) for the Stadsopera, Munich and A New Dark Age for the Royal Opera House, London.

In 2021, he worked as Video Director on Dead Centre's adaptation of Bergman's The Silence for Stadsteater, Gothenburg.

His documentary Joy Division, premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, and won the Grierson award 2008 for Best Cinema Documentary and the Mojo Vision Award 2009, CPH:DOX festival’s (Copenhagen) Sound and Vision award for Best Music Film (2008) and the Audience Awards for Best Film at both Gdansk and ‘In-Edit’ Barcelona  (also 2008).

 

Also in 2007, his film The Western Lands, a portrait of climber/writer Jim Perrin’s climb of The Old Man of Hoy, won best short film at the Banff Film Festival.

 

In a previous life he directed many many music videos including the iconic clip for Radiohead’s No Surprises as well as the notoriously bad-tempered, 500,000 DVD-selling film Meeting People is Easy about the band.

After a long break, he has recently (2020) returned to music videos, directing Wondrous Love, the lead single of Shirley Collins magnificent record Heart's Ease. Subsequently, he directed two performance films for Collins: Heart's Ease in Firle and an edition of NPR's Tiny Desk.

He is Senior Tutor on the Master of Fine arts course in Documentary Filmmaking at University College London.