It is with great sadness that we heard about the death of Oxford Filmmaker Gordon Wilson. Gordon was a very talented producer and filmmaker who specialised in making films about people marginalised from society. His recent feature “66 Months” , which followed the destructive and complex relationship between two alcoholics in Oxford, won praise at several international film festivals. Gordon worked with fellow Oxford Film-maker James Bluemel to make 66 month.
Gordon also directed “Lottie”, following an Oxford street heroin user, from homelesness and addiction through to recovery, and had just completed production on a TV series for Channel 4. He was back at home in Oxford to research a new TV series when he died suddenly at home of natural causes at the age of 47.
Gordon got the filmmaking bug after doing a Shooting Video Intensive course at Film Oxford. He then went on to do further courses and hired equipment from Film Oxford to shoot his films. What made his films so powerful was Gordon’s genuine personality, and the way he was committed to exposing how many people in our society are forgotten and left behind. Our sympathies go out to Gorton’s friends and family.