Wes L.

Wes Lipman

Wes L. Director.

Wes is a confident and thoughtful Director who has an impressive understanding of both long and short form formats for UK and US TV and film.

Living between London and LA, with early mentoring under directors Ridley Scott and Tony Kaye, Wes is comfortable working with both professional actors and documentary subjects in equal measure. He brings with him a uniquely mature natural visual style, human, honest and cinematically poetic, which combined with his natural leadership qualities and kind friendly nature, instils confidence and trust in clients, financiers and collaborators alike.

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Documentary Feature

A socially conscious investigative documentary, five years in the making, centres around one of the oldest day labour sites in California. The film explores the contentious issues surrounding the social, historical, political and economic points of view of all parties involved in the great immigration debate in the US today. Production Company: Ink Films. USA & Mexico. TRT: 98 mins.

Stand-alone TV Documentary

An exclusive day-in-the-life with reclusive artist Stanley Donwood, best know for his album work for Radiohead and Thom Yorke, in his first onscreen appearance. Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Documentary Mini-Series

This six-part series on the traditions of Ale making and drinking, visits some of the oldest breweries to the newest micro-breweries, exploring the rich landscape of local pubs and "free houses" that have historically acted as distribution networks, enabling some of the most diverse and creative ale making in the world. These films reveal the rich history, recent revival and hidden secrets behind “Real Ale” making that continues to be drunk in some of the oldest pubs in the world. Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Stand-alone TV Documentary

A film that explores how young people, choosing a career in farming, start up for the first time.

Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Stand-alone TV Documentary

A candid look into the life of Jim, The Pearly King of Camberwell and the impact the changing face of London has had on the cockney monarchy and its tradition's.

Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Stand-alone TV Documentary

Exploring the techniques behind competitive memory champion Ben Pridmore’s success, as he shares the secrets of the cognitive sport.

Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Stand-alone TV Documentary

Exploring the business model behind the women only non-profit members club that offers a community transport taxi service by women for women.

Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Documentary Vignette Series

Visiting the first ever ‘women only’ erotic boutique, designed to give ladies a welcoming, safe place to shop for intimate items and get sound sexual advice.

Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Documentary Vignette Series

Visiting Freedom Publishing, a longstanding anarchist publisher based in Whitechapel, East London. Founded in 1886 it offered a much needed outlet for radical ideas and a meeting place for the anarchist thinkers of the day. Today it continues in that tradition along with promoting and supporting current social and political struggles. Freedom Publishing is the largest anarchist publishing house in Great Britain and the oldest of its kind in the English speaking world.

Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Documentary Vignette Series

Visiting London’s most famous NY style deli, a slice of the big apple only minutes from the west end.

Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Documentary Vignette Series

Visiting a modern day tea smith, we explore the art of tea smithing in the heart of London’s 800 year old Smithfield’s market, London.


Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Documentary Vignette Series

Visiting The Foosball bar sensation in the heart of Shoreditch, East London and meeting the hipsters that frequent it.

Production Company: Ink Films / Current TV. UK.

Documentary Feature

A behind-the-scenes look at the chaotic production of the movie The Crusaders, with seven languages spoken on set and its Crusader theme on location in Morocco.

Production Company: Lux Vide/RAI TV. UK/Morocco/Italy/Germany. TRT: 75 mins.

Drama/Thriller


If we overcome our fears, could human possibility be limitless? Or as Albert Einstein put it: “We have penetrated far less deeply into the regularities obtaining within the realm of living things, but deeply enough nevertheless to sense at least the rule of fixed necessity... What is still lacking here is a grasp of the connections of profound generality, but not a knowledge of order itself.”

Production Company: Ink Films. UK. Official Selection: AFI Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA), The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA, London) & OneDotZero Film Festival (“New British Talent” category), Raindance Film Festival (UK).

Drama/Thriller

A short thriller and adapted music video for the song “M62 Song” for the band The Doves, explores Neo-Humanism in an increasingly commercialized world.

Production Company: Ink Films. UK.

Documentary Short

Observing the work of a gang of street beggars with tourists, against a backdrop of merchants and street peddlers in the busy city center of Marrakesh, Morocco.

Production Company: Ink Films. UK/Morocco.

Documentary Short

An 8mm film observing the indigenous Hoichol Indians of Mexico. The corner stones of their faith and practice are; yarn, peyote, deer and corn. This film observes their way of life and the impact their faith and practice have on their intensely psychedelic artwork.

Production Company: Ink Films. USA/Mexico. Official Selection: ARCO Art Festival.

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