Hyde Park Picture House

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Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes

On 21st February - 8.45 PM
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From 21st February - 21st February
Chris Morris, Michael Cumming
Dir. Michael Cumming

Made from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his personal archive, director Michael Cumming’s film shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye. Michael directed both of the pilots and the series and, over a two year period, witnessed the highs and lows of Brass Eye from a very personal perspective.

Part documentary, part artwork – the film is designed solely for live screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage. Oxide Ghosts carries the blessing of Chris Morris and provides a rare glimpse of his extraordinary working practices.

Michael Cumming is a director and filmmaker, successfully working at the cutting edge since the ‘90s. A graduate of the Royal College of Art Film School and recent recipient of an honorary doctorate, Dr Cumming’s back catalogue also contains such gems as Jo Brand’s improvised comedy drama ‘Going Forward’, cult classic ‘Snuff Box’, political pranks and polemics on ‘The Mark Thomas Product’, The Mark Steel Lectures and Matt Berry’s BAFTA winning sitcom, ‘Toast Of London’.

Michael will be doing a Q&A after the film – spilling beans, shattering myths and letting a few cats out of the bag. Celebrating the 21st birthday of Brass Eye, this film & Q&A sessions are a must for fans of the series but will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about how great comedy is made.


The Q&A will be hosted by Kathryn Hanke. Kathryn spent nine years performing with sketch comedy troupe The Dog-Eared Collective, appearing on BBC One prank show Richard Hammond's Secret Service (2013) and in cult mockumentary The Art Bastard Show (2016).

Since becoming a solo performer, she's appeared in ads including Barclaycard 50 and the latest Cravendale 'Moonicow' campaign. She has also won 6 industry Best Actor awards for her leading role in short film 'Polterheist' - which is screening on Sky 212 later this month as part of The Short Film Show.


Tickets are £10 (full), £9 (conc) and £8 (members) and available to buy online now.