Documentaries

Shatila Stories

Shatila Stories is a documentary film about the lives of Syrian children in one of the world’s oldest refugee camps. It is currently in post production.

Shatila Stories TRAILER

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shatila Child Refugee Film Project was featured on Yahoo News on May 17, 2017:
Syrian refugee children in Lebanon act, direct, ‘escape’

The AFT News  Agency interviewed Shyam L Jones about the project.

 

 

 

An der Schwelle

Most of us ignore the reality of death. But physicians working in intensive care are confronted with mortality every day. The film follows doctors and health workers at the UKH Linz as they fight for their patient’s lives. What can be learned from seeing the process of dying up close?

In post production, 2019 

Directed by Shyam L. Jones and Stefan Tauber, Camera Stefan Tauber
Produced by Illuminati Film Productions

FACES

FACES is an ongoing series of documentary shorts about performers, most of them street performers in Berlin.

FACES: The Drag Queen Art Historian

Ben (alter-ego: Tiefe Kümmernis) is a drag queen and art historian who sheds light on fashion and queer history on his tours through the prestigious Museum of Art History in Vienna.

Produced, directed and edited by Shyam L. Jones, 2019, Camera: Shyam L. Jones and Christopher Rauscher

 

FACES: Vienna
Juliette

Juliette Khalil, opera singer and actress, performs Pinocchio for the last time at the Vienna Volksoper.

Produced filmed and edited by Shyam L. Jones, 2018

 

FACES: Berlin
Carl

The Neigh-Kid Horse, an iconic Berlin busker, takes us on a tour of his self-built boat house.

Produced filmed and edited by Shyam L. Jones, 2018

FACES: BERLIN
FANICK

Fanick the street musician, from Benin to Berlin, gives us a taste of his tunes.

Produced filmed and edited by Shyam L. Jones, 2016

FACES: BERLIN
WLAD

The paper-mache street puppeteer from Bella Italia, Wladimiro Amadeo.

Produced filmed and edited by Shyam L. Jones, 2018

FACES: BERLIN
PERIKO

A glimpse into the life of a street knife juggler.

Produced filmed and edited by Shyam L. Jones, 2017

 

FACES: BERLIN
VLAD&VLAD

Duo Vladimir, two Ukrainian strong-men show off their hand-balancing and knife acrobatics.​

Produced filmed and edited by Shyam L. Jones, 2017

Ayurveda:
A Back-Breaking
Story

After a spinal injury an alternative medicine sceptic spends a month in an Ayurvedic clinic in Kerala, India, to endure a range of traditional treatments and gets himself into some oily situations.

It is an example of me exploring the possibilities of performative documentaries, flipping the camera onto myself and pushing my personal boundaries in service of a good story.

23 minutes

 

Berlin Underground

Berlin Underground is a series of documentary films about underground groups and movements in Berlin 2016-2018

BLEEDING CLOWNS

Glass eaters, sword swallowers, genital weightlifters and nipple staplers. This twisted, dark-humoured documentary explores the Freak Show scene in Berlin’s thriving and bizarre underworld.

2016, 38 minutes

Screenings

  • SeeKult Festival, 8.10.2016
  • Berlin Boddinale 14.2.2017
  • Berlin Punkfilmfest 30.3.2017

Hooked:
getting High from pain

Is it OK to hurt yourself?

This documentary explores society’s attitude towards self-harm and focuses on “suspension”, the act of impaling oneself to gain euphoria and spiritual transcendence.  2018, 19 minutes

Here, I further explore the possibilities of performative documentaries, flipping the camera onto myself and pushing my personal boundaries in service of a compelling story.

     

     

    Screenings

    • Boddinale, Berlin, 13.02.2019
    • Hacker Porn Film Festival, 24.04.2019

     

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    Germany’s
    Swastika
    Revivalists

    The Swastika has recently found an unlikely come-back in the birthplace of Nazism, Berlin. A small group of activists are tattooing the Swastika as part of a movement that aims to reclaim the Swastika as a symbol of luck.

    2018, 12 minutes

     

    Screening:

    Wir sind politisch! Official Selection zeitimpuls 2019 Schikaneder Kino Wien, 18.6.2019

    Trailer:

    Contact

    Three Eye Films

    Stiftgasse 10/11

    1070 Vienna, Austria

    (+43) 699 1920 3443

    office@threeeyefilms.com