Dr Neil Fox

Job title
Course Coordinator, BA(Hons) Film
Email
neil.fox@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 254176 Ext: 4176

Since arriving at Falmouth University in April 2013 I have fallen in love with Cornwall and found a new lease of creative, academic and teaching life. I became a BA (Hons) Film course coordinator and senior lecturer in October 2014.

In 2016 I wrote and produced my first my first feature film ‘Wilderness’ (http://www.baracoapictures.com/). ‘Wilderness’ was funded by The School of Film & Television and was created as part of an innovative micro-budget filmmaking model I have developed. This film project has brought together my practice as a screenwriter and producer and my research interest in film education. I delivered a paper on the project at the 2017 MECCSA/BAFTSS Media Practice Symposium at Bath Spa University and am writing a journal article for the Journal of Media Practice. The film is currently touring festivals playing events such as Cinequest Film & VR Festival, Cambridge Film Festival and Oaxaca Film Festival so far, winning 5 awards to date including Best Actress at the British Independent Film Festival and Best Feature Screenplay at the Chain NYC Film Festival.  

I am the co-founder and host of the acclaimed film podcast The Cinematologists (http://www.cinematologists.com/) in partnership with Dr. Dario Llinares at the University of Brighton. As Mark Kermode says “For intelligent, informed cinema debate, The Cinematologists are hard to beat"  

In 2016 we produced a special episode of the podcast titled Knowing Sounds for a special ‘disruptive’ edition of the Journal of Media Practice.  I am co-editing a collection on Podcasting for Palgrave to be published early in 2018.  

I have written and produced award winning short films including It’s Natural To Be Afraid, curated and directed the Filmstock and Joe Strummer film festivals among others and write for sites and publications including The Quietus, Clash magazine, The Big Picture and Directors Notes. I have published academic writing on the Beastie Boys, Manchester in the Movies and rock documentaries.  

I completed a professional doctorate awarded by University of Bedfordshire in the field of film education in 2015 and in 2016 become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Within the university I sit on the Library & Academic Skills Board and the Collaborative Provision Committee. I am an external examiner of undergraduate film courses at University of West London and Sheffield Hallam.  

My role as course coordinator for BA (Hons) Film involves the development and delivery of film practice on the degree and the overseeing of the guest lecture and events programme. I teach the screenwriting pathway for 2nd year (Level 2) BA students and lead the MA screenwriting module on the SoFT MA in Film & Television. 


 

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2014
Professional Doctorate
University of Bedfordshire
2000
BA Film & English and Literary Studes
Middlesex University
2015
PGCHE
Falmouth University
2016
FHEA
HEA

Honours and awards

YearDescription
2015

Innovative Teaching Award

2016

Innovative Teaching Award (nominated)

2017

Best Feature Screenplay / Chain NYC Film Festival, for 'Wilderness'

Membership of external committees

MECCSA
BAFTSS

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

My research interests include film education - predominantly the teaching of film within universities, the process of screenwriting, music documentaries and music.

Research topics

film education
Music
rock documentary
Screenwriting

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Fox, Neil (2017) Spaghetti Cinema, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK, 9-10 May 2014. Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies, 5 (2). pp. 267-271. ISSN 2047-7368 Item availability may be restricted.
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Fox, Neil and Llinares, Dario (2016) Knowing Sounds: Podcasting As Academic Practice. Journal Of Media Practice, Disruptive Media Special Edition. ISSN 2040-0926
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Fox, Neil (2016) Black Stars: Belafonte, Poitier and a Long Overdue Celebration of Black Cinema. Directors Notes, N/A. ISSN N/A Item availability may be restricted.
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Fox, Neil (2016) Four Frames: Best In Show (Christopher Guest, 2000). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2016) Death Foretold is Not Death. Directors Notes, N/A. ISSN N/A Item availability may be restricted.
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Fox, Neil (2016) Lost Classic: Black Orpheus (Marcel Camus, 1959). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2016) Landscape, Metaphors and Self-Distribution: The Tale of Brett & Simon Harvey’s ‘Brown Willy’. Directors Notes, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2016) Screengem: General Mireau’s Sofa in Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) Four Frames: The Immigrant (James Gray, 2014). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) #Noirvember: The Theming of Cinema & the End of Criticism. Directors Notes, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) Coffee & Celluloid: In Conversation with Bronco’s House Director Mark Jenkin. Directors Notes, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) Lost Classic: A Serious Man (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2009). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) “I’m a Proponent of Change”: Penelope Spheeris and The Decline Of Western Civilization. Directors Notes, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) A Mirror To Nature: Genius, Disaster and the Legacies of Orson Welles. Directors Notes, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) Listen Up Philistines: Alex Ross Perry Interviewed. The Quietus, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) Lost Classic: Prince Avalanche (David Gordon Green, 2013). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) Screengem: Telephones in Rififi (Jules Dassin, 1955). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) Four Frames: There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2015) Sex and Paranoia – Movies, Satire and the brinks of War. The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2014) Four Frames: The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2014) Juxebox Jarmusch: Jim at the Intersection of Music and Cinema. Directors Notes, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2014) New Joys: The Wonder Of Kelly Reichardt. Directors Notes, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2014) Richard Lester Discusses A Hard Day's Night. Clash Magazine, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2014) “There’s an Event Going on in There” – For No Good Reason: A Documentary About Ralph Steadman. Directors Notes, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2014) We merely get in their way: The fierce chemistry of Herzog and Kinski. The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2013) On Location: Macclesfield in Control (Anton Corbijn, 2007). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Fox, Neil (2013) Four Frames: Tragic spectacle in Rust and Bone (Jacques Audiard, 2012). The Big Picture, N/A. ISSN N/A

Book Chapter

Fox, Neil (2015) We Made This Together: how Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! Foresaw Changes in the Live Concert Experience brought about by Social Media and Digital Technology. In: The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 207-218. ISBN 978-1-6289-2555-5 Item availability may be restricted.
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Fox, Neil (2014) On Location: Manchester. In: Directory of World Cinema: Britain 2. Directory of World Cinema . Intellect, Bristol, pp. 32-39. ISBN 978-1-78320-397-0 Item availability may be restricted.
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Conference or Workshop Item

Fox, Neil (2016) It is where you’re from: Re-negotiating the role of place in Hip Hop through documentary. In: International Hip Hop Studies Conference, 23-25 June, 2016, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. Item availability may be restricted.
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Fox, Neil (2015) Paths to the Pantheon: Using the Education of Successful Filmmakers to Shape Film Education. In: MECCSA 2016, 6-8 January, 2016, Canterbury Christchurch University, Kent, UK. Item availability may be restricted.
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Fox, Neil (2015) Classrooms without teachers and film without borders: proactively responding to digital disruption in film education. In: Media Education Summit, 20-21 November, 2015, Emerson College, Boston, USA. Item availability may be restricted.
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Fox, Neil (2015) We Made This Together: How Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! Foresaw changes in the live concert experience brought about by digital technology and social media. In: Popular Music and the Public Sphere, April 10, 2016, University of Chester, Chester, UK. Item availability may be restricted.
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Website Content

Fox, Neil (2016) “Would you ask The Beatles that?” How Bob Dylan and The Beatles shaped perceptions of the music press [blog post]. [Website Content]

Other

Fox, Neil and Llinares, Dario and Marshall, Kingsley (2015) The Cinematologists. UNSPECIFIED.

Events

YearDescription
2014

School of Film & Television Autumn Guest Lecture Series

2015

School of Film & Television Spring Lecture Series

2015

Pixelate Film Festival - annual School of Film & Television showcase

2016

School of Film & Television Spring Lecture Series

2016

School of Film & Television Autumn Lecture Series

2017

School of Film & Television Spring Lecture Series

2017

Film at Falmouth Autumn Lecture Series

Teaching

Areas of teaching

film production
Film Theory
Screenwriting
dissertation
film industry

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Film
MA Film & Television

Professional engagement