WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MARK COUSINS

The Story Of Film, An Odyssey

The Telegraph headlined the series' initial broadcast as the "Cinematic event of the year... Visually ensnaring and intellectually lithe, it’s at once a love letter to cinema, an unmissable masterclass, and a radical rewriting of movie history."

The New York Times described Cousins' film as "a semester-long film studies survey course compressed into 15 brisk, sometimes contentious hours... that stands as an invigorated compendium of conventional wisdom."

900 Minutes

An Offbeat Odyssey

Of course the real odyssey took place at Offbeat, when Mark Cousins recorded his voice-over commentary for all 15 x 1 hour episodes of his epic Story Of Film, an Odyssey.  This he achieved in record time with very few re-takes, an admiral feat in itself.

Written and directed by Mark, The Story Of Film, an Odyssey was produced by John Archer of Hopscotch Films and edited by Timo Langer. 
At Offbeat, Mark Cousins recorded his voice over commentary for all 15 x One hour episodes of the astonishing Story Of Film, an Odyssey, which he wrote and directed. It was produced by John Archer of Hopscotch Films and edited by Timo Langer.

With very few re-takes of Mark's voice - which features all the way through the 900 minute series - this seminal work has won several awards, including The Stanley Kubrick Award for Best Documentary and a Peabody Award.  It featured at the Toronto Film Festival and was exhibited in its entirety at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York City.

The Story Of Film, An Odyssey

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MARK COUSINS
This seminal work has won several awards, including The Stanley Kubrick Award for Best Documentary and a Peabody Award. It also featured at the Toronto Film Festival and was exhibited in its entirety at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York City.

John Archer

PRODUCER / HOPSCOTCH FILMS
John Archer  was head of Music and Arts at BBC Scotland and the founding Chief Executive of Scottish Screen.

He has produced and executive produced over 500 hours of network television, from Billy Connolly's World Tours of Scotland and Australia which reached audiences of over nine million in the UK and sold widely around the world, to the major international documentary series The Director's Place.

Timo Langer

EDITOR
Timo Langer is a Director and Editor who started writing and directing short films in the late 90’s and then began working as an editor.

In 2009, Langer he worked with director Mark Cousins in the North of Iraq to make the film “The First Movie” about the relationship between children, cinema and war.

The film played at the Telluride Film Festival in 2010 and over 100 other Film Festivals. It also won the prestigious Prix Italia award the same year and was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA in 2011.
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