Peter Bromley is a master image maker whose creative life began as a self-taught photographer. Bromley's early works are fine crafted black and white prints. His love and appreciation of visual arts and his devotion to the golden age of cinema with Jean Luc Godard as a guiding light, drew him to work in a cinéma vérité style of filming. Bromley is dedicated to the creative act, his documentaries are made possible through the collective efforts of the 1968 Film Group. David Somerset - British Film Institute
Peter Bromley’s film ‘Various Songs’ is based around 2 former Creation Records artists. Terry Bickers and Pete Fij. Bickers who hasn’t spoken on camera for years offers us a different side to his known personality in the film. Fij for his part speaks of releasing an album without a major label behind them. Bromley's beautiful film is a unique document of two musicians who are passionate about playing and recording together. The film received its premiere at the Documentary Film Centre in the Museum of Moscow just last month - Cinecity Brighton Film Festival
Worked as a photographer before making documentaries. Three books were published on his photographs: Bateau à Voiles (1989) The Passenger (1992) The Navigator (1996). Makes an appearance as ‘Himself’ in the short film ‘The Apologist’ in 2002, produced by 1968 Film Group.
I make personal films for personal reasons.
I’m aware my films can be boring in parts, but life is at times. As a documentary maker, I’m showing all sides by reflecting that.
But does it have those key elements; story, plot, guest philosopher.
Peter Bromley is a filmmaker who makes documentaries about people that he believes too easily escape the broader based discussion they deserve.
Brighton Film Festival