Lecturer in Film
He has been working in film at Falmouth for over a decade, initially in 2007 as an industry partner developing talent trainee schemes for micro-budget features, bringing external client projects providing film, TV and animation students ‘doing it for real’ work placements and training, and delivering teaching as a visiting lecturer. He joined the staff team as an associate lecturer in 2015, advancing to a substantive post as a lecturer in film in 2018, to develop his academic interests alongside continued professional practice. He is module leader for MA Factual Film & Television and Creative Practices, BA level 2 Production and Script to Screen modules, and a supervisor for level 3 Final Project productions.
Denzil is a prolific creative producer and consultant with two decades of professional experience across the film value chain. Previous producing work includes developing a UK-wide community Event Cinema screening network through Arts Council England funded action research project Cinegi Arts&Film, bringing to life mechanical mining extravaganza 'The Man Engine' (voted UK’s Best Arts project 2017), producing Mark Jenkin’s “formally adventurous swirl of pure cinema” 'Bronco’s House' (2015) “beautifully poignant, subtly compelling” 'Happy Christmas' (2011) and Brett Harvey’s award-winning debut black comedy 'Weekend Retreat' (2011). Recent credits include associate producer on Mark Jenkin’s recently completed feature ‘Bait’ from Early Day Films, with whom he is currently collaborating in producing Cornish ghost story short film, ‘Hard, Cracked the Wind’.
|2017||PSP Safety Management in Film & TV Production||Media Safety Ltd|
|2010||MA Professional Media Practice Module (Developing Multiplatform Ideas) (20 M level credits Skillset BYOMA)||Falmouth University|
|2007||NVQ Level 5 Certificate in Education||Plymouth University|
|1993||A Level English Literature||Penwith College|
|1993||A Level Business Studies||Penwith College|
Honors and awards
The Man Engine voted 'UK's Best Arts Project' in National Lottery Awards
Research interests and expertise
As a writer and producer my work explores identity, representation, place, perception and the dynamics of collective action. I’m interested in transmedia narratives and geo-locational experiences, experimental and explorative theatre and filmmaking, and hybrid distribution. I have an extensive creative, technical and cultural skillset; an intuitive understanding of narrative and an astute command of production workflows from conception, through development and execution, to cinema, broadcast & digital deliverables. I’ve produced several feature films, a featurette, a profusion of drama shorts, documentaries, animations, commercials, promos and several mobile apps; winning recognition from national and international awards. In 2010 I was welcomed into the College of Bards of the Cornish Gorsedh for services to Cornish film.
- (re)connecting to the landscape using digital technology
- cultural management
- Digital Distribution
Publications and research outputs
Frears, Lucy(2023), A Serpent's Dance by Lucy Frears Sound piece by Lucy Frears Film by Lucy Frears, edited to the sound by Marcus Cook., In: The Last Weekend, 29th & 30th April 2023, Penzance, Cornwall
Monk, Denzil and Bosena(2020), Gonis Media Kernewek Cornish Media Service Update, In: Cornish Language Forum, 07.11.20, Zoom, (Unpublished)
Monk, Denzil and Screen Cornwall(2020), Gonis Media Kernewek Development Report 30042020, Cornwall, (Unpublished)
Monk, Denzil, Berry, Mandy and Screen Cornwall(2020), Kas Rag Media Gonis Poblek Kernewek A Case for Cornish Public Service Media
Monk, Denzil, Browne, Florence, Moseley, Rachel, Berry, Mandy, Department of Meaningful Cultural Stuff (DMCS) and School of Film & Television, Falmouth University(2019), Ragdres Hwithrans Darlesor Gonis Poblek Kernewek Cornish Public Service Broadcaster Research Project, Cornwall Council
Berry, Mandy, Towell, Patrick, Monk, Denzil, Cinegi Media Ltd, Arts Council England, The Audience Agency and NESTA(2018), Cinegi Arts&Film, a Case Study: how it worked and what we learned, Arts Council England, UK
Monk, Denzil and DenzilMonk Consultancy Services(2018), FylmK, Kernow, (Unpublished), Item availability may be restricted.
Bailey, AdrianByers, Kate, Monk, Denzil, Waite, Linn and Early Day Films, (2019), Hard, Cracked the Wind, Item availability may be restricted.
Monk, Denzil and Cinegi Media Ltd(2018), The hills are alive… with event cinema, In: Arts Professional, Arts Intelligence Limited, UK, The arts in rural areas (311)
Monk, Denzil(2007), Rural Revolution through Digital Media, In: Inclusion Through Media, Goldsmiths / OpenMute, UK, pp. 220-235, ISBN: 1906496005
Blonska, AgnieszkaHodsdon, Laura, Frears, Lucy, Vautier, Gabby, Megaw, Neal, Tanner, Steve, Impossible Producing and Tate St Ives, (2023), Re:Voice, In: Re:Voice, 29.04.2023, Tate Gallery, St Ives
Externally funded research grants information
|Collaborators||Currency||Funder||HESA Category||Project title||Value||Year ending||Year starting|
Oxford Innovation, Northern Alliance
|GBP||ERDF Air/BT Feasibility Projects Programme||9 EU other||Moviebees Feasibility Study||12000||2012||2011|
DMCS, University of Warwick
|GBP||Cornwall Council||4 UK central government bodies/local authorities, health & hospital authorities||Cornish Public Service Broadcaster Research Project – Phase 1 Scoping Study||35100||2019||2018|
Areas of teaching
- Creative Production
- film production
- script writing
- BA(Hons) Film
- MA Film & Television
Policy engagement within Cornwall
Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall
Chair | Cornwall Cultural Partnership (Dec 2010 – Mar 2014) Aims to provide strategic leadership for the cultural sector to ensure that culture forms the foundation of creating a sustainable future for Cornwall.
Business start ups
Founder/MD | Moviebees (May 2012 – Jan 2013)
THE SOCIAL FILM MARKET. Connecting filmmakers with fans and investors to help get more of the films that you want to see get made. Digital startup. Raised £40K seed investment. Shortlisted for Ignite Business Plan Competition 2012
Co-founder/MD | awen productions cic (Feb 2006 – Feb 2014)