From 2007 and ongoing. WATCHING PAINT DRY. A work in ongoing progress. DV, HD and watercolor. Flexi-length. A 4-minute version, as well as an item about editing, is currently showing at An up-to-date 18-minute version is included on her new DVD released by LUX in April 2011.  Information about the DVD can be found at

2010. ONETWOTHREE. Dance film with Dana Caspersen and Thomas McManus of Ballett Frankfurt/Forsythe Company. Music by Graham Hadfield. 12m13. DVcam/Digibeta. Distributed by Lux Distribution, London. To view this film:

2000. AN ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY. An animated film using original anatomical drawings and Robert Burton’s classic text. Music by Thom Willems. 13 mins. 35mm and super-8mm film/tape. An ANIMATE! Project for The Arts Council of England and Channel Four. European Festivals and theatres various, including Rotterdam International and Tate Modern. Distributed by Lux Distribution, London.

1997. STORY OF I. An original film improvised around HISTOIRE DE L’OEIL by Georges Bataille. Music by Annabelle Pangborn. 23 mins. 16mm and super-8mm film/tape. The Arts Council of England and The London Production Fund. Festivals world-wide including Rotterdam, Geneva, Washington DC, New York City and the Boymanns Museum, Rotterdam, and ARTE TV (France/Germany). Distributed by Lux Distribution, London. 

1993. THE PERFECT THREE-MINUTE EGG. Pilot for SOUND ON FILM. Lyrics and music by Kate Westbrook and Mike Westbrook. 4 mins. Videotape. Large Door Productions for The Arts Council of England and BBC. 

THE HOLY FAMILY ALBUM. Written and narrated by Angela Carter. Music by Keith Tippett. 26 mins. Videotape. Large Door Ltd. For Channel Four.

CLEOPATRA: DREAMS AND DISTORTIONS. Written by Jo Ann Kaplan and Lucy Hughes-Hallett. Music by Alexander Balanescu. 38 mins. Videotape. Holmes Associates for SIGNALS/Channel Four.

THE ZIP. Fantasy drama starring Denis Lawson. Written by Michel Parry. 11 mins. 35mm. British Screen/Film Four International. Prix du meilleur court-metrage, Festival du Film Fantastique, Brussels, 1989.

INVOCATION: MAYA DEREN. Documentary about American avant-garde film-maker of 1940s/50s. 53 mins. 16mm. Arbor International for The Arts Council of Great Britain and Channel Four. Narrated by Helen Mirren, with original recordings of Maya Deren. Broadcast on WNET/NY as well as Channel Four. Distributed by The Arts Council of England.

1971. DRACULA: A FAMILY ROMANCE. Experimental drama. 45 mins. 16mm. London Womens film festival 1973; Festival du Jeune Cinema Toulon, Cinematheque Francaise, Paris Womens Film Festival, 1974.

To rent Maya Deren's films go to 

Editing work:

Arts programmes: BALTHUS THE PAINTER. Director Mark Kidel. Rosetta Pictures for RM Associates and BBC/Omnibus. EDGARD VARESE. Director Mark Kidel. Les Films d’Ici for ZDF/ARTE and BBC. VITA FUTURISTA. Director Lutz Becker. Koninck Projects for The Arts Council of Great Britain and Channel Four.

Animation/Artists film

Currently working with film-maker Joan Ashworth on her film about Sylvia Pankhurst.  For further information see the website:  

THROUGH THE HAWTHORN. Directors Anna Benner, Pia Borg, Gemma Burditt.  Three-screen film/installation.  Likely Story for Wellcome Institute. To view the website and trailer for this film go to:   

CABINET Director Tim Shore. LAVFDA. THE OLD FOOLS. Director Ruth Lingford. Poem by Philip Larkin read by Sir Bob Geldof. Finetake Productions for ANIMATE! Arts Council of England/Channel 4. DANCING UNDER THE DUSTSHEETS (Dance/Animation/Documentary). Director Gillian Lacey. APT FILM + TV for Channel Four and The Film Council. PLEASURES OF WAR. Director Ruth Lingford. Writer Sara Maitland. Finetake Productions for Channel Four.

Dance: THE LIFE CLASS (17 mins. Dance/drama) Director Jacky Lansley. SLOT ART x 3 (3 x 3-minute films): TAUT. Director Charlotte Derbyshire; UNDER/LINE. Director Gillian Lacey; HORIZONE (Dance film). With Wayne McGregor and Deborah Bull. Director Gillian Lacey. APT FILM + TV for BBC. DANCING INSIDE (Dance documentary about Jane Dudley). Director Gillian Lacey. APT FILM + TV for BBC/TX. IN RETROSPECT. Director Francesca Penzani. Rosemary Butcher Dance Company. FROM A CLASSICAL POSITION (Dance film). Directors/choreographers/performers Dana Caspersen and William Forsythe (Ballett Frankfurt). Euphoria films for Channel Four.

Drama: THE MYSTERY OF CHARLES DICKENS. Starring Simon Callow. Written by Peter Ackroyd. Director Frances Dickenson. THE PERFORMANCE COMPANY for BBC. CAPOEIRA QUICKSTEP. Directors Gillian Lacey and Roberto Mader. BFI New Directors and Channel Four. A NIGHT AT THE CIRCUS: RUNAWAY TO ARCHAOSLAND. Drama/documentary. Director Jeff Perks. Riverfront Pictures for Granada TV. A ZED AND TWO NOUGHTS (Dialog editor). Director Peter Greenaway. BFI and Film Four International. THE GOLD DIGGERS. (Sound editor). Director Sally Potter. BFI and Film Four International.