Adam Curtis


Adam Curtis is a British documentary filmmaker who works for the British television station BBC. He has won 5 British Academy Film Awards for his documentaries  - including the“The Mayfair Set” (2000) and “The power of Nightmares” (2004), which was also invited to the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. He also received the Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2005. His work was also awarded at the 2009 Sheffield International Documentary Festival (SIDF). He has established his reputation with film series like “Pandora's Box” and “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace”. His montages are similar to musical improvisation–they are variations on a theme that develops through trawling through the BBC archive. In addition he has worked with the immersive theatre group Punchdrunk on the show It Felt Like a Kiss in Manchester in 2009 and the band Massive Attack, with whom he recently collaborated for a multimedia performance at the 2013 Ruhrtriennale. In early 2015 Adam Curtis released his new film “Bitter Lake” exclusively on the internet -  on the BBC iplayer.