Bold cinematic storytelling with heart and soul
Unusual stories that demand a champion
Dom & Joe (Joseph Curran & Dominic Aubrey de Vere) met whilst working at the Curzon Cinema in Wimbledon where like the fatalistic collision of sweet and salty popcorn, they bonded over their mutual love of storytelling.
Naturally drawn to epic, real world narratives they quickly gravitated towards documentary as their chosen medium and have spent 4 years honing an approach that focuses on immersing the viewer in something subtly stylized, without ever betraying the power of human reality.
Their films hugely benefit from their ability to create a rapport with whichever contributors they are working with, as they take great care thoroughly researching each subject. They pride themselves in a very personal connection to each project, which almost always imparts a remarkable intimacy in the final result.
Like Herzog, one of their greatest inspirations, Dom & Joe instantly gravitate to highly unusual stories that demand a champion, someone willing to go the extra mile to shine light into the far reaches of the human experience. This is a doctrine that set them on a course to the island of Saint Helena, where they are currently filming their latest feature documentary, A Story Of Bones.
Marking the discovery of one of the largest ever, mass slave burial grounds of first generation enslaved Africans, the film charts the experiences of Namibian Environmental Activist Annina Van Neel-Hayes as she fights for the proper recognition and memorialisation of the site. Annina is locked in a David vs Goliath struggle against a UK Government that refuses to bare responsibility for the atrocities of it’s past.