documentaries  

In addition to commercials and music videos, John Booth has directed a number of documentaries. They include:

  • The Berkeley Estate (2001)

  • A four-part documentary series for HTV and Icon Films Bristol. A year in the life of the Berkeley Estate, the oldest family-owned estate in England. The first 3 parts (The Farmers, The Keepers and The Custodians) document ancient farming, hunting and fishing traditions evolving over the course of time. In Part 4 (The Cull) the estate is plagued by foot-and-mouth disease.

  • Leave Only Ripples (1998)

  • An environmental documentary about coral reef conservation. Filmed in the Red Sea, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. Produced, directed, filmed and edited by John Booth in association with The Marine Conservation Society.

  • The Modern Antiquarian (1999)

  • Pilot for TV series featuring renowned musician Julian Cope. Based on Julian's highly regarded book of the same name, it explores stone circles and other ancient monuments of prehistoric Britain. Made for Icon Films Bristol.