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By Any Other Name

By Any Other Name reflects on one of the most infamous criminal cases in the UK, that of the Moors Murders. Ian Brady and Myra Hindley murdered at least five children in a two year period, burying four of the bodies on the bleak landscape of Saddleworth Moor near Manchester. It was a case that affected all who were involved, from the Police who initially investigated to the journalists who looked into the case for years afterwards, and still do to this day. The film follows two of those journalists who investigated the case for two years full time in the 1980s. They reflect on the trauma that affected so many, recount their own thoughts on the case, and the way in which it affected their own lives.

  • Laurence Green
  • Laurence Green
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    Historical, crime, memory, family
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Laurence Green

Laurence Green is a young filmmaker living in London. He completed his Bachelors in Film Production at Aberystwyth University in 2013 and his MA in Documentary film at London College of Communication. A London resident his whole life, he returned to take up an internship at Rinse FM, a cornerstone of the UK electronic music scene. Laurence then moved on to work at Grey London, an award winning advertising agency before undertaking his MA in Documentary film. In addition to doing freelance work, he wishes to continue pushing his own films and is planning his next major project.

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Director Statement

Whilst this film was a graduation piece for university, it ended up being very personal and quite an emotional journey for myself and those involved with the production. Even though my film is not directly about the story of the Moors murders, it is a case that still resonates with many in the United Kingdom and I wanted to be as respectful as possible in the final film. I have plans to extend this film beyond the twenty minutes that my university required as there were many stories from contributors that I could not include.