LONDON PORTRAITS - CARL RANDALL
Documentary about Carl Randall's 'London Portraits' - a series of fifteen paintings of people who have contributed to British culture and society. Each sitter was asked to choose a location in London for the background of their portrait. Participants include: Newscaster Jon Snow, Comedienne Jo Brand, Animator Nick Park, Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs, Novelist David Mitchell, Actress Katie Leung, Illustrator Dave McKean, Poet Benjamin Zephaniah, Movie producer Jeremy Thomas, Film-maker Julien Temple, Poet Simon Armitage, Dancer Akram Khan, Zoologist Desmond Morris, Actress Julie Walters, Actor Sir Antony Sher and Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Greg Doran. A print display of these paintings is presently at The National Portrait Gallery London.
11:04mins. © Hawkeye Productions 2016.


JAPAN PORTRAITS - CARL RANDALL
Documentary about Carl Randall in Japan. 'Tokyo Portraits' shows the artist in the capital city - sketching in a ramen shop, on city trains, at Shibuya crossings, and at the artists' studio. 'Hiroshima Portraits' depicts him painting portraits of 'Hibakusha' (survivors of the Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima City). The documentary was made in conjunction with Carl Randall's solo exhibitions in the UK and Japan at: The National Portrait Gallery London (as a result of winning The 2012 BP Portrait Award), Berloni London, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation London, and The Shizouka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum Japan.
11:33mins. © Hawkeye Productions 2016.

PAINTING THE FACES IN JAPAN'S CROWDED CITIES  - CARL RANDALL
BBC World Service: World Update.
Japan has been the focus of many a photographer but very few artists - at least foreign ones. Carl Randall is a British figurative artist who wanted to know more about this island nation that had piqued his interest. Bursaries allowed him to spend several years in Japan, sketching, painting and drawing thousands of people - in crowds, on trains, in shops and at play - in his bold and distinctive style. He spoke to Dan Damon about his art and the people depicted in it.
2:03mins. © BBC 2016.