Archive for David Cairns


Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2009 by dcairns

The new Believer is out, the film issue, and I’m in it. Or a little piece of my brain-exhalations is in it. My theme (suggested by Ed the ed), is title sequences, which are always fun to think about.

Clowning Around

Posted in FILM, Television with tags , , , , , , on February 12, 2009 by dcairns


My multi-award winning short film CRY FOR BOBO, is now online at BBC Film Network here, so UK residents can hopefully see it. Not sure about the rest of you — if somebody could check and let me know, that’d be great. I took it off YouTube while we were wooing the BBC (who helped pay for it, so didn’t need too much persuading, but did take a while) but maybe I’ll have to arrange some kind of foreign outlet for it…


Meanwhile, my new article in the Forgotten series is up at the Auteurs’ Notebook .

Leave comments on the article over there, and comments on the film over here.

I Spy

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on January 2, 2009 by dcairns

Totally failed to notice that Moving Image Source’s Moments of 2008 has gone online, with me in it (as a contributor, not as a moment, alas). I now find myself in a piece along with Guy Maddin, Jonathan “J-Ro” Rosenbaum, Karina Longworth, regular Shadowplayer Christoph Huber, Mark Peranson, David Hudson and many other luminaries. As Shirley MacLaine says in SWEET CHARITY, “I’m the only one here I never heard of!”


In keeping with the opening title theme, this is a shot from the start of Juraj Herz’s MORGIANA. Because Herz always gives good title.


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