I was commissioned to make these films by the regional screen agency with Heritage Lottery funding. They are primarily made for public display in cinemas, stadiums and other large venues. My aim in making these films was to develop a style that questioned the 'traditional' role and presentation modes of archive film - moving away from mere historical illustration towards developing a popular artform - in the same way that other artists may use found objects in their art, so I have been using 'found film', snippets of personal memories and records that with painstaking effort can reach out from the past and inspire audiences with the apparent beauty, poignancy and meaning of ordinary memories.
All films on this site were produced, directed and created by Ed Torsney unless otherwise stated - this is a portfolio website that hosts my work as a moving image artist and film maker and as such I retain copyright over all these moving image compositions. Please contact me if you wish to use any of my material.