RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoBDC 5/77
Datec 1990-2017
Extent1 box
TitlePromotional material; treatments; personal notebooks of Mackay
Description'Tema Celeste Artecontemporanea' (1993): includes an Italian article on Derek Jarman in Super 8; mentions 'The Art of Mirrors' (1973), 'Ashden's Walk on Mon' (1973), 'The Last of England' (1987), 'The Garden' (1990), 'The Queen is Dead' (1986), and 'Glitterbug' (1994).

Blue/grey notebook [c 1990-2000s]: personal reminders and limited indication of business meetings, with mentions of Ludwigsburg Film Academy and 'Blue'.

Green notebook [c 1990-2000s]: personal reminders and limited indication of business meetings.

Yellow/blue notebook [c 1990-2000s]: personal reminders and limited indication of business meetings; mention of BFI.
Blue notebook [c 1990-2000s]: personal reminders and limited indications of business meetings, barely completed.

Blue folder, titled 'The Gay Man's Guide to Safer Sex': press release documents for 'Blue' (Jarman, 1993), from an exclusive screening on Friday 20th August 1993 at Camden Parkway Cinema, including information about the film's production and biographies of cast and crew (incl. Mackay); German-language poster for 'The Angelic Conversation' (Jarman, 1985); colour VHS cover for 'The Gay Man's Guide to Safer Sex'; news release for 'The Gay Man's Guide to Safer Sex' (Lewis, 1992); The Terrence Higgins Trust rationale for the use of explicit imagery for 'GMG'; large collection of photocopied news articles about 'GMG'; blank location agreement documents; documents for Basilisk Communications Ltd. concerning the production and release of 'GMG' (in association with The Terrence Higgins Trust).

British Film Institute Sale Catalogue 2000: special commendation section for Derek Jarman; mentions of 'The Angelic Conversation', 'Blue', 'Caravaggio', 'Glitterbug', 'Wittgenstein'.

Vertigo, volume 2 number 3, summer 2002: front cover features a monochromatic image from 'The Last of England; mention of Jarman in editorial; article about British film legacy and culture: 'Jubilee' (Jarman, 1978) and 'The Last of England'.

Colour DVD covers for 'The Garden' (Jarman, 1990), produced by Mackay.

Press kit for 'Mommy Queerest' [date unknown]: a treatment for the televsion show, a gay comedy about the dysfunctional co-dependency between a gay man and his homophobic mother; contains show synopsis and character/creator biographies.

Treatment for 'Rip-Off Red - Girl Detective' by Lynn Hershman Leeson [date unknown]: treatment for a film featuring a femail lead with both male and female partners; 'Rip-Off Red - Girl Detective and the Burning Bombing of America' is a real novel published posthumously in 2002 from a 1973 manuscript by author Kathy Acker, who is the protagonist of this treatment.

Treatment for 'House of the Sleeping Beauties': based off the 1961 novella of the same name by Yasunari Kawabata; the time, setting, and character have been changed to an elderly man named Ed in Scotland c 2000.

Information booklet for the Zik Zak project: a folder of information about a collaboration between Zik Zak Filmworks and the writers group Four Riders on a package of horror films; includes information on each writer and the five films they have written and pitched.

Series of documents on the treatment for 'The Mire Archive': director's statement (2005) in which he claims the themes of the film, including technology and humanity; includes cinematography plans; filmmaker's statement summarising the film; full treatment includes excerpt from the notes for the Cors Caron peat bog, Tregaron, Wales, March 1990.

Programme for the 11th Other Minds Music Festival in San Francisco, which celebrates experimental and underrepresented musical talents; programme focuses on and includes a composer profile for Marc Blitzstein, the openly gay American composer.

Press release for film production in London, by Film London; documents includes a blueprint to boost production in the capital, with mention of the Filming London partnership (2004); includes a booklet on Film London's proposed strategies; Jarman Award launched in 2008 to recognise and support experimentation, imagination, and innovation in film, inspired by the works of Jarman.

'Microcinema: New Artist's Moving Image' booklet (2017), edited and contributed to by Mackay: Microcinema strand of the Cambridge Film Festival is curated by Mackay (also mentions Jarman); 'The Angelic Conversation', 'The Last of England', 'The Garden', 'Blue'; documents the Microcinema festival event with a transcript of roundtable discussion, contributed to by filmmakers including Mackay; Mackay's essay titled 'Understanding moving image as fine art practice', on avant garde cinema; also includes essay by Nina Danino, director of Mackay-produced 'Temenos' (1998).
LanguageEnglish, Italian
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameMackay, James (1954-); producer
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