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Réalisateur/trice Producteur/trice Scénariste

Michaël Raeburn

Zimbabwe

Français

Né au Caire en 1948, Michael Raeburn passe son enfance au Zimbabwe. Il obtient une maîtrise de lettres françaises à Londres, poursuit des études à Aix-en-Provence puis à l’IDHEC à Paris. Il signe des films engagés depuis la Grande Bretagne, la France, le Zimbabwe.

Il a réalisé notamment :
Rhodesia Countdown, 1969, mm, fiction
The plastic shamrock, 1973, lm, fiction
Le Mouvement Mouvement, 1975, lm, documentaire
This is Renee, documentaire
It’s in my blood, documentaire
This game of old, 1975, cm, documentaire
Beyond the plains where Man was born, 1976, lm, fiction
Histoire exemplaire d’un Africain ordinaire, 1977, mm, documentaire
Requiem for a village, 1978, lm, fiction
The Grass is singing, 1981, lm, fiction
Under African skies, 1988, mm, documentaire
Jit, 1991, lm, fiction
Soweto, 1991, lm, fiction
Home Sweet Home (co réalisation Heidi Draper), 1999, lm, documentaire

English

Born in Cairo (Egypt), in 1948.

Michael is a director from Southern Africa. His other films include feature films untitled Jit, The Grass is Singin, and documentaries : Au delà des plaines, Zimbabwe Countdown?.

In the seventies, Michael was involved with the BERWICK STREET FILM CO-OPERATIVE making political films such as IRELAND BEHIND THE WIRES.

Michael has written and directed over 20 documentaries, including :
MELVYN THE MAGNIFICIENT (aka LET’S HIT THE STREETS), 2005
ZIMBABWE COUNTDOWN, 2003
SUNDAY SWEET SUNDAY (30 mins X 5)
UNDER AFRICAN SKIES (52 minutes x 5)
THE PLASTIC SHAMROCK (60 mins)
THIS IS RENEE (30mins)
ITS IN MY BLOOD (30mins)
THIS GAME OF GOLF (55mins)
THE MOVEMENT MOVEMENT

All these documentaries are available from michaleraeburn@bigfoot.com




Michael has written all the films he has directed.

He has also written commissioned scripts, including –

* GIOVANNI’S ROOM – James Baldwin-Scott Inc, Los Angeles.
Based on the novel.
* THE INCUBATE – Vaughan Films, London.
Science fiction.
* INSIDE OUT – Signfour Films, London.
Psychological rural drama à la Lady Chatterley
* ALBINO – Producer – David Elton.
From the novel by Jack Cope.
* MESSENGER OF THE LOCUSTS – Mukuvisi Films, Zimbabwe.
Historical drama.
* AXA – Lizard Sarl, Paris.
Comedy of cult European musician lost in Africa.
* NIGHT OF THE FIREFLIES
Script in development.
* TRIOMF – Focus Films, London,’MEDIA’ funded.
On the novel by Marlene van Niekerk – in development.
Films(s)