The big melt, how steel made us hard
Thursday 23 January 2014, 09:43
BBC Four, Documentary, Archive, Music, Director
Jarvis Cocker and I have been firm friends for about 25 years, since studying filmmaking together at St. Martin’s School of Art.
In April 2013 he called and invited me to get involved in making a film he’d been asked to provide music for.
He told me it was based around an amazing collection of BFI archive that focused on steelmaking and the uses of steel.
After seeing some of the material for myself and ensuring that the producers and financiers were very ready to support a bold approach, it became an easy decision to sign up to what would become The Big Melt - How Steel Made Us Hard.