Joe Spray


Joe’s background in Cultural Geographies (BSc University of Sheffield and Master’s at the University of Bristol) has given his filmmaking an anthropological edge. His first films were made with his teen friends on the streets of British cities focusing on the practices, friendships and cultures of street skating and combining extreme sports documentary with fiction. Later, he formed part of an art collective in Bristol’s Stokes Croft, creating video-installations for exhibitions in social centres around the Southwest. At the LFS Joe focused on writing and directing fiction, completing Time To Tell, a film exploring the moral implications of documentary filmmaking, and his graduation film The Eternal Not, a dark comedy written by established stage and screen writer Lucinda Coxon. Since graduating Joe has directed commercial and online content for clients such as Emirates and Mercedes. Under the mentoring of award winning director Duane Hopkins of Third Films, Joe has developed Calving, a short set within the harsh environment of an isolated rural dairy farm, currently in pre-production.

Joe Spray

MA Filmmaking
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Graduation film

The Eternal Not

A young married couple have been awaiting the arrival of their first child for two years. The husband's anxieties turn to paranoia and he seeks the services of an agency that recommends he fake his own death. The wife has a gift for extraordinary patience that makes her a powerful adversary in their individual quests for eternal bliss.
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LFS Filmography

The Eternal Not, DIRECTOR, HD, LFS, 2012
Cigarette Break, PRODUCER, HD, LFS, 2011
Screened at London Documentary Film Festival
Time to Tell, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, LFS, 2011