2016 promises to be a busy year for Crux Productions, with work on three documentary projects currently underway.
John Bridcut is an award-winning film maker, with a string of varied productions to his name, ranging from politics to contemporary history to the arts. His three most recent films were shown on BBC Four: Karajan's Magic and Myth told the story of music's most successful conductor, Britten's Endgame explored the life and music of the composer Benjamin Britten in his final years, while Requiem recounted the history of one of music's most powerful and enduring forms. The Britten film is his sixth composer portrait, after studies of Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Parry – and his first Britten film, Britten's Children.
Colin Davis In His Own Words, a tribute to the British conductor who died in April 2013 at the age of 85, was named Best Arts Documentary in the 2014 Grierson Awards, and also won the gold award for Performing Arts at the French documentary festival, FIPA.
Most of Bridcut's work is produced by his own company, Crux Productions, but he does occasionally freelance as a director and producer for other production companies. He broadcasts on Radio 3 from time to time, and has published two books on Benjamin Britten. He also gives lectures on music, broadcasting and current affairs.
Getting under the skin of the UK/EU relationship
Karajan in South of France
New Bridcut projects
Fantastic Mr Dahl joins Fantastic Mr Fox
John Bridcut's film for the Benjamin Britten centenary, Britten's Endgame, has now been issued on DVD by Decca, along with his 2004 film Britten's Children. Both can be ordered from the Shop on this website.
Britten's Children was hailed by The Times as a "brave and beautiful film" about the composer's music for and about children, and his relationships with them. This DVD release has been made possible by the generous support of the Britten-Pears Foundation.
Britten's Endgame has been described as "another masterful film" (The Times) and has been screened recently in Moscow, Berlin and New York.
|Meeting Nelson Mandela in Swaziland in 1990 for Donald Woods's 'Return of the Native'||Meeting Robert Mugabe in Harare in 1998 for David Dimbleby's series, 'Rebellion!'||Meeting Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in 2000, for 'HIllary's New York Adventure'|
The Prince of Wales's Jubilee Tribute to The Queen is now available on DVD. It was watched by more than 10 million viewers on BBC One when shown in June 2012, and was widely reported in the press because of the previously unseen pictures from The Queen's private cine film collection and photograph albums. The DVD is now available from this website, as well as from retailers and online shops.