Graham Clayton-Chance is a artist film-maker creating moving image works for film, installation and theatre. His award winning work has been screened at International Film Festivals including Berlin, Edinburgh, London and Rotterdam.

He has been commissioned by the UK Film Council, the Arts Council of England and the Scottish Arts Council. His commercial work for International clients includes Mini, American Express, Lexus and Hermes.

Graham has worked and exhibited internationally. The work he has produced and created with UK artists Phil Collins, Emily Wardill, and Isaac Julian has been exhibited in the UK at the Serpentine, Victoria Miro and Tate Britain galleries. His teaching work extends to the Royal College of Art and other Universities around the UK.

Director / Producer / Editor / Self Shooting

Countries worked in; Australia, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Switzerland, USA.

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Ten Men
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2013
A short dance film created with Nigel Charnock and supported by the Arts Council England. Shot over one week in the rehearsal studio 10 Men is a raw and visceral film of one of Nigel Charnock’s last ever choreographic works.

In Every Dream Home a Heartache
Ludwig Musem, Cologne 2013
A new art work by Phil Collins for the 47th edition of Art Cologne at the Ludwig Museum Cologne. 10 Vinyl 7” records were created in collaboration with a homeless shelter and 10 International musicians including Scritti Politti and David Sylvian.

Zatopek/ New Music 20x12
Video Artist / Stage Design
“Intelligent use of projection gives Danielle Urbas's production a sense of grainy newsreel footage.”
**** Four star review - The Guardian

Zatopek was a short opera inspired by Czech Olympian Emil Zatopek created as part of the Cultural Olympiad events at the South Bank Centre, London. Composed by Emily Howard, Libretto by Selma Dimitrijevic, Directed by Danielle Urbas.

Writer -Director
14 minute short drama exploring the challenges faced by a long term prisoner on his release into approved premises. Commissioned by IJP, NAPA and the department of justice as an information film played in a prison context to help inmates understand the transition from prison life to approved premises.

The Meaning of Style
Singapore Biennale 2011
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012 Tiger Award Nominee
6 minute short film. 16mm. Created by Turner prize nominee Phil Collins for the Singapore Biennale 2011. Filmed within the skinhead subculture of Malaysia (sparked by the 1992 film Romper Stomper), intertwining the country’s colonial past and contemporary racial politics. Filming across a Buddhist Temple, Indian Cinema and Colonial Estate Mansion.

Leeds International Film Festival Nominee – Best Yorkshire Short Film.
10 minute short film. Bantam is the story of Alan, a young awkward boy on the edge of adolescence in a small rural community hidden away amidst the isolated Pennine landscape. Funded by the UK Film Council with International distribution by Shorts international.

Better Drug Treatment in Prison
International Video and Communication Award Bronze – Best Animation 2010
5 minute animated documentary short film to highlight the impact of a new drug rehabilitation scheme in Prisons. Three stories from taped interviews are woven together to create a single narrative of addiction and recovery.

Soy Mi Madre
Producer / Co-writer
Oberhausen Film Festival 2011
Berlin Film Festival 2011 Nominated for a Teddy Award
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010 Tiger Award Nominee
Victoria Miro Gallery 2009

25 minute drama. A lavishly powerful political telenovela directed by Turner Nominee Artist, Phil Collins. Indirectly inspired by Jean Genet's The Maids, Soy Mi Madre uses the telenovela format to explore the intricate power dynamic that exists between unequals. Shot in México City on 16mm film with lavish production design by Salvador Parra (Volver, Before Night Falls), Soy Mi Madre is a study in the aesthetics and politics of melodrama

Zasto Ne Govorim Srpski (na srpskom)
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2009 Tiger Award Nominee
The Carnegie International 2008
Kosovo Film Festival 2008

30 minute documentary. The film’s title Zasto Ne Govorim Srpski (na srpskom) reads ‘why I don’t speak Serbian (in Serbian)’ describing the dilemma which faced all of the contributors during the Serbian/Kosovan conflicts. Among the contributors were Bujar Bukoshi (former Prime Minister) and Azem Vllasi (former Head of the Communist Party), as well as a former Serbian language teacher and her husband as they piece together the murder of their son by Serb militia in a round-up.

One Dot Zero 2008; London BFI, New York Empac, Buenos Aries, Latvia
A 5-minute animated documentary exploring knife crime on the streets of south London. A ghostly black and white line drawing is continuously revealed to take the viewer through the streets of south London. Selected for OneDotZero 2009 the world’s largest digital media festival, which subsequently toured in its International programme.

Small Boats
Metro Gallery New York.
Sadlers Wells, London.

Artists Film / Installation / Theatre by Isaac Julian. Shot on 16mm in Sicily. Premiered at Sadler’s Wells and B.A.M New York as part of the Performa Festival and screened at Metro Pictures New York Gallery.

Return of the Real
Tate Britian, Turner Prize 2006
Victoria Miro Gallery 2007

Artist’s documentary Installation work created for the Turner Prize 2006 by Phil Collins. A multi-screen installation exposing the miss-representation in the media suffered by the participants in UK reality television.

Exit Manhattan
Raindance Film Festival, London, 2004
Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester, 2005
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2006

Documentary surveying arts, culture and music in New York City post September 11th. Featuring Scissor Sisters, Larry Tee and Vice.

Skid 180
Video Artist /Staging Design
Contact Theatre 2006
Sydney Opera House 2007

A dynamic multimedia theatre experience with live BMX. The project was collaboration with Australian Theatre Company ARENA for the Commonwealth Games cultural festival.

Bro 9
Video Artist /Staging Design
Winner M.E.N Theatre Design Award
Producing and Directing animated video content for a one-man show bringing to life the paranoid delusions of the central character. Bro9 was commissioned by the Contact Theatre and went on to win the MEN Theatre award 2008.

Interval at Futuresonic, (UK) 2006
Vibe Festival (Video in the Built Environment) Chicago (USA), 2005
The Bigger Picture / Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK), 2005

Long form animation work for exploring the impact of Brutalist architecture on the subject of the city. Created by taking over 100 photographic details from Brutalist architecture across the UK and re-interpreting into new 3D architectural forms.

Selected Video Works & Research Awards:

Experimental award for collaborations in Dance and New Technology. Shortlisted for Capture 2006 and Capture 2007 Award.

Alternator Gallery, Canada, 2005
Out Video, Russia, 2005

A video and sculpture installation in an underground reservoir in Toxteth for the Liverpool Biennial.

Where You Stay

Intermix, Leeds International Film Festival.
Dual Screen Video, created with Grace Surman and the Bellshill community on the outskirts of Glasgow.

An international artists development for the Shadowcasters project at The Kitchen, New York (USA),2004.
USA production by Dancing in The Streets.

I’d Like it on the other Side
Invisible Cite/City of Invisible, Montreal, Canada, 2002.
Cite International Video et Art Electronique, Montreal, Canada, 2005.

Installed in the pump house of the Pont Jacques-Cartier bridge in Montreal, one of four films by international artists on bridges in Manchester, Montreal, and Melbourne.

Corpa Culture
National Review of Live Art, 2001
Video, sculpture and performance project slected for the National Review of Live Art 2001.

Millennium Festival. PVA, Dorset 2000.
10 Minute dual screen and quadraphonic installation on the Cobb Harbour Dorset, created during a two month residency around the Dorset coast.

Still Running
Arnolfini Gallery. 2000.
Live performance, video and sound installation transforming the multi levels of a city centre car park into a multi media event.