Dekko Films

A small selection of commissioned film projects produced by Dekko…

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nmpweb1 NMP: Still Keeping The Fight Alive
A film made to commemorate Newham Monitoring Project’s 33 year anniversary. Using unique archive material from a variety of sources, this film is a tribute to an east London organisation who have been fighting racism and injustice for over 3 decades. 
Supported by Vodafone/ World of Difference Awards
A13: Road Movie
Independent documentary film focusing on the overlooked, hidden, and disregarded, and seeking out the beautiful and the bizarre on a journey from Victorian Whitechapel in London’s East End, out along the Thames corridor to the seaside quirkiness of Southend.
Screenings: East End Film Festival, London Short Film Festival
LIFT: East on Screen, Museum of Docklands, Candid Arts
With stirring and uplifting imagery reflecting our imagined afterlife, this contemplative film offers a fascinating insight into the workings of The City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, the largest in the UK.
Commissioned by The City of London Cemetery and Crematorium
The Tardis
Based around an underground London location known as ‘The Tardis’, this mini-documentary follows the lives of 3 young Asians who break the mould. The audience is invited into the recesses of this amazing subterranean complex which plays host to gangster and celebrity parties alike, and all under the ever watchful eye of Jesus the resident parrot!
Commissioned by O2 Asian Film Directors Fund. Screened in 32 cinemas across UK. Winner of FourDocs Factual Film Award, Super Shorts 2006.
trilogy copy Gaza Trilogy  One year after the Israeli military offensive Operation Cast Lead rained down bombs on the people of Gaza, Save the Children wanted to find out what affect this had on the children. We worked with 7 young people in the northern town of Beit Hanoun, and facilitated the making of 3 short films about their lives in Gaza. Despite never having used a video camera before, every shot was filmed and directed by the children themselves.
Commissioned by Save The Children
Lighted Lady
Shot in just one night, depicting the erection of Joost Van Santen’s monumental sculpture ‘Lighted Lady’ on a busy roundabout in East London.
Commissioned by LB Barking & Dagenham
Urban Adventure
This film is designed to encourage inner-city youth to get involved in outdoor urban adventure activities.
Commissioned by LB Tower Hamlets
ScreenshotIANT map It’s a Newham Thing: The Making Of…

This “making of” film utilises 1000 still photos to take the audience on a whistle-stop tour of some of the most fascinating and surprising places in Newham, east London.

Commissioned by Olympic Lottery, ACE, Newham NDP, ELBA