Grant Gee


Grant Gee

=Grant Gee (general Information) =

Grant Gee is a film director and cinematographer currently living in Brighton. He was born in Plymouth and studied Geography at St Catherine's College, Oxford and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

He is most noted for his documentary about the British alternative rock group Radiohead, "Meeting People Is Easy" (1999), which followed the band on their tour for their highly acclaimed third album, "OK Computer" (1997). His son Alfie Gee was born during the making of the film.

In the early 1990s he had worked on U2's Zoo TV and Zoo Radio, and collaborated with Mark Neale on several projects (many through London production company Kudos Productions), including "The Memory Palace", an experimental multi-media project combining film and live performance for the Expo '92.

In 1996 he directed a twenty-seven minute short film commissioned by progressive house band Spooky for parts of their album "Found Sound" (namely the tracks "Central Heating", "Bamboo", "Aphonia", "Lowest Common Denominator", "Hypo-Allergenic"/"Interim"). The film was displayed on a continuous loop outside the Centre Georges Pompidou as part of its re-opening.

In 2000 he filmed the entirety of the Meltdown festival, curated that year by Scott Walker.

His short, more or less experimental films, including the onedotzero-commissioned "Tel Aviv City Symphony", the documentary "JC-03" about John Cale at work, and the dance film "Torsion" choreographed by Russell Maliphant, have been shown internationally as part of touring packages by the British Council, onedotzero and Film and Video Umbrella.

In April 2006 The Creative Commons-licensed film project A Swarm of Angels announced that Gee has joined the project team as Director of Photography.

Gee is currently developing "The Western Lands", a film based on Jim Perrin.

Filmography as director

*"Found Sound" (1996, 27 min)
*"Meeting People Is Easy" (1998, 95 min)
*"(Tel Aviv) City Symphony" (2000, 6 min)
*"400 Anarchists" (2002, 20 min)
*"JC-03" (2003, 30 min)
*" (2005, 68 min)
*"" (2005, 70 min) (co-directed by David Barnard)
*"Torsion" (2005, 18 min)
*"(Mr.) Fred Zentner's Cinema Bookshop Was Here" (2005, 10 min)
*"Joy Division" (2006, 93 min)
*"Cobra Bag" (2001/2)
*"Western Lands" (2007)

Music videos

Gee has directed a number of music videos including:

* Gavin Bryars with Tom Waits - "Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet" (1993)
* Spooky - "Stereo" from "Stereo EP" (1995)
* Spooky - "Shunt" from "Shunt EP" (1996)
* Spooky - "Fingerbobs" from "Found Sound" (1996)
* Radiohead - "No Surprises" from "OK Computer" (1997)
* Mansun - "Six" from "Six" (1999)
* Blur - "Tender" from "13" (1999)
* The Auteurs - "The Rubettes" from "How I Learned to Love the Bootboys" (1999)
* Jean-Louis Murat - "Jim" from "Mustango" (1999)
* Coldplay - "Shiver" from "Parachutes" (2000)
* Badly Drawn Boy - "Another Pearl" from "The Hour of Bewilderbeast" (2000)
* Mansun - "I Can Only Disappoint U" from "Little Kix" (2000)
* Idlewild - "Roseability" from "100 Broken Windows" (2000)
* Les Innocents - " Le cygne" from "Les Innocents" (2000)
* Les Innocents - "Une vie moins ordinaire" from "Les Innocents" (2000)
* Les Innocents - "Danny Wilde" from "Les Innocents" (2000)
* Mansun - "Electric Man" from "Little Kix" (2000)
* Neil Finn - "Rest of the Day Off" from "One Nil" (2001)
* Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Discretion Grove" from "Stephen Malkmus" (2001)
* Embrace - "Wonder" from "If You've Never Been" (2001)
* Sparklehorse - "Devil's New" from "It's a Wonderful Life" (2001)
* Spooky - "Belong" from "Belong" single (2002)
* Badly Drawn Boy - "You Were Right" from "Have You Fed The Fish?" (2002)
* Suede - "Obsessions" from "A New Morning" (2002)
* The Datsuns - "Harmonic Generator" from "The Datsuns" (2003)
* The Kills - "Fried My Little Brains" from "Keep on Your Mean Side" (2003)
* Zero 7 - "Somersault" from "When It Falls" (2004)
* Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Nature Boy" from "Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus" (2004)
* Gorillaz - "White Light" from "" (2006) (co-directed by David Barnard)
* Morning Runner - "The Great Escape" from "Wilderness Is Paradise Now" (2006)
* Badly Drawn Boy - "Born in the U.K." from "Born in the U.K." (2006)
* Luke Haines - "Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop" from "Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop" (2006)
* Beggars - "You and Me" from You and Me

External links

*imdb name|id=0311532|name=Grant Gee
* [http://www.mvdbase.com/tech.php?last=Gee&first=Grant Grant Gee] at the Music Video DataBase
* [http://www.oilfactory.com/bio_mv.php?bio=geeg Biography] at the site of production company Oil Factory
* [http://www.cine-city.co.uk/2005/basement.html Restrospective] at Cinecity: The Brighton Film Festival in 2005


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