Film and TV Productions

A selection of films and trailers by David S Percy
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Queen of Sheba

Master Harpsichordist Nathaniel Mander plays the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba on the harpsichord in the restored St Stephen's on Rosslyn Hill, London, in the Spring of 2017.

This is the first of a series of new recordings. Nathaniel Mander is one of the most exciting young harpsichordists to emerge on the scene in recent years. Nathaniel Mander graduated from London's Royal Academy of Music with first class honours in 2011, and has since become one of the UK's foremost young harpsichordists.

Photographed and Directed by David S Percy, ARPS 2017

Sarabande

In this second recording, Handel's Sarabande is performed by Nathaniel Mader by candlelight at St Stephen's Rosslyn Hill, Spring 2017. The film features scenes of London's River Thames by night.

Nathaniel Mander graduated from London's Royal Academy of Music with first class honours in 2011, and has since become one of the UK's foremost young keyboard performers. He is winner of the 10th Broadwood solo harpsichord competition (2011) and the Early Keyboard Ensemble Competition at Fenton House (2010).

Series Photographed and Directed by David S Percy, ARPS 2017

 

KOHIMA Trailer

KOHIMA: An Exploration of War, Memory and Gratitude
(Trailer) – Official Selection 8th Monaco Charity Film Festival (2013)

Narrated by Dame Diana Rigg, this poignant film depicts how one of the epic battles of WWII devastated a remote mountain village in North East India, and how British veterans resolved to recognise a debt of honour to the Naga people who had fought alongside them.

“A haunting film but filled with redemption. It tells an incredible story of heroism and sacrifice and should be seen by as wide an audience as possible.”
Fergal Keane OBE, BBC Foreign Correspondent

 
Knights Electric

Knights Electric (1980) Restored and digitally re-mastered

An iconic memoir of the 1980s especially noted for its dramatic roller coaster sequence this 35mm TECHNOVISION /Dolby Stereo production is a forerunner of the Music Video.

“Four punk lads make a sortie into an amusement park where they antagonise customers and come upon a group of teenage girls. They are consistently thwarted by the apparition of the 'Knights Electric' who ultimately squire the girls away. Told with a remarkable fluency and gusto.” BFI Newsletter, August 1981

The ever-popular soundtrack includes pieces by Blondie, John Foxx, Madness, The Pretenders, The Ruts and many more.

 
The Third Dimension

The Third Dimension (1985) Commissioned during a sensitive period of the Cold War by the UK Ministry of Defence, this short 1985 theatrical movie shows the Tupolev TU-95 aircraft (NATO reporting name ‘Bear’) attempting to fly into British airspace. The movie highlights the UK's Tornado F2 ADV with its advanced radar systems. Directed by Barney Broom and featuring British Tornado Pilot Peter Gordon-Johnson.

As Director of Photography David S Percy was nominated Lighting Cameraman of the year by the organisation that became known as of the IVCA, in London, 1986. Extracts from the film were used during the Centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2018.

 
The Anna Contract
The Anna Contract (Thriller, 1977)

A scientist arrives from Eastern Europe to London. A hitman, hired to kill her, takes up a sniping position in a terraced rooming-house opposite the building in which the scientist is closeted with an interrogator.

This theatrical short film, originally photographed in 16mm, played for a three-month run supporting The Stud starring Joan Collins at the Rialto Leicester Square, London during 1978.

 
The Belsize Story

The Belsize Story (Trailer 2012)

Documentary film in two volumes narrated by local resident and BBC presenter Fiona Bruce. Combining its fascinating historical background with a present-day architectural tour, The Belsize Story records the evolution of Belsize Park, London, featuring the buildings, the settings and most importantly, its people.

Photographed in HD, the film includes plenty of close-up architectural details as well as conversations with local residents and other expert contributors.

 

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