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Language Is A Virus From Outer Space

A documentary film of a unique multi-media event at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, celebrating the life and work of the US writer William Burroughs

  • Neville Farmer
  • Richard Strange
    Batman, Harry Potter, Gangs of New York, Robin Hood (as actor)
  • Richard Strange
  • Richard Durden
    Key Cast
    Batman, Winston, Wolf Hall, The Innocent, Dunkirk
  • Lloyd Owen
    Key Cast
    Apollo 18, You Me and the Apocalypse, Miss Potter
  • Sarah Jane Morris
    Key Cast
  • Gavin Turk
    Key Cast
  • Richard Strange
    Key Cast
    Batman, Harry Potter, Gangs of New York, Robin Hood (as actor)
  • Luca Silvestrini
    Protein Dance
  • Rupert Thomson
    Additional Performers
    The Insult, Secrecy, Soft, Katherine Carlisle (writer)
  • Gavin Bryars
    Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet, The Sinking of the Titanic
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 21, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Portobello Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    August 29, 2017
    Best Art Film
Director Biography - Neville Farmer

Neville Farmer is a film-maker, composer, singer, musical director, scriptwriter, author, playwright, journalist, TV producer and broadcaster.
He produced the award-winning TV travel series, Globe Trekker, as well as being its Musical Director for over 14 years. His TV productions have been broadcast by the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery Channel and others in over 60 countries. He scripted the World Music Awards from Monte Carlo for several years and had a weekly slot on BBC Radio London. He has directed a number of short films and music videos – including one shot entirely on an iPhone for bluesman, Gwyn Ashton.
He recently co-scored the music for the award-winning Western feature film, “West Of Thunder” with his transatlantic band, The Fishkillers, who also perform in the movie. He has sung with Robert Plant, XTC, Karl Wallinger, Simon Emmerson, Nigel Kennedy, John Otway, Kristin Diable, Deborah Bonham and Dave Edmunds, among others. He has worked on projects for Peter Gabriel, Sir George Martin, Dr Richard Niles and Mick Fleetwood. His songs have been recorded and published in Canada, Russia, Japan, Hungary, Norway and the USA.
His play “The Devil’s Interval”, about a meeting between Jimi Hendrix and G F Handel was produced in Handel’s house in Mayfair and received plaudits from Sir Nicholas Hytner and Hendrix’s girlfriend, Cathy Etchingham. More recently, it was performed at the Queens Open Studios theatre festival in New York.
He is the best-selling author of XTC – Song Stories (Hyperion Books) and his biography of the bandleader, Bert Kaempfert was commissioned for the Songwriters Hall of Fame Museum in New York. He has written for dozens of publications, including Billboard, Music Week and the New York Times.
Neville is currently the Editor of the controversial on-line publication, BULLITThd.com. He has danced on tables with Patrick Swayze, roadied for Kate Bush (1979) and played table tennis with Woody Harrelson. He even stood for Parliament in 2010… and lost.

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