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August 29th, 2008

Martin Hampton

There’s a filmmaker you may not have heard about, but now you will:

Martin Hampton.

The UK-based director puts together touching, wonderfully constructed short documentaries that make both the normal and abnormal seem endlessly interesting. Here are a few to get you started:

  • Last of the Conductors is a short piece about a bus conductor in London during the final few weeks before he’s made redundant by technology. The last shot of the movie hits you like a slap in the face.
  • The Collector and Possessed both focus on obsessive hoarders. Incredibly sad.

I haven’t watched his other five films yet, but I’m looking forward to doing so.

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