You will find recent work and an archive covering some films of the last 20 years of work on my Youtube channel.


A short documentary film with a twist, born out of a dramatic family history. Three generations of stories about water and drowning, recreated by three generations of the Thompson family. The film explores the meeting between performance and the site specific, sound design and cinematography, to create an atmospheric and unsettling experience. Waiting For The Flood is a collaboration between Deadbeat Films and interdisciplinary artist Melanie Thompson.

Sitting, Running, Lying, Standing 2014

Stop-motion experiment directed by Melanie Thompson. Performers: Julie Dodd and Kim Von Coles.

Scaping the land 4 – 2012

Collaboration between Melanie Thompson and Deadbeat Films
Performer Raki Brown

Rural Life Museum, Somerset – 2012

Created and directed by Melanie Thompson.
Performers: Raki Brown and Rowan Hennessy

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