About us:

Pegleg Productions was established in 2011 by artist filmmaker Nicola Lane with the aim of discovering, producing and creating projects with a different and diverse point of view.

Nicola has worked as an artist since graduating from the Byam Shaw School of Art in 1972, working first in the USA as fine artist & illustrator and subsequently in London as fine artist and illustrator for the 'Underground' press. In 1980 she worked with film for the first time, collaborating with filmmaker Robina Rose on 16mm feature length ‘Nightshift’ starring Derek Jarman's muse, JordanIn 1999 the Bader Foundation funded her exhibition 'Monuments To Incompleteness', followed by Arts Council England's 'Year of the Artist' award, resulting in a commission and residency for 2001's Arts Council touring exhibition 'Adorn,Equip' exploring design and disability. Further commissions, residencies and exhibitions followed, with Nicola's interest in the creative potential of film and collaborative practice developing through residencies and public engagement projects.

Film projects include: 


SPEAKING FROM THE HEART: 2011 / DVcam /27 mins / dir: Nicola Lane / BIS Transformation Fund. Clean Break’s writer in residence Zawe Ashton and director Lucy Richardson worked with Clean Break students to devise a short play in response to it felt empty when the heart went but it is alright now, Lucy Kirkwood’s play for Clean Break about women sex-trafficked to London. The film follows the project from the first moments of devising up to the moment the students take the stage at the Arcola Theatre.



Give Me My Robe, Put On My Crown: 30 mins. / DV / 2007 / Nicola Lane /Camden Arts & Tourism /Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Celebrates the talents and creativity of students from Clean Break’s Access to Theatre course through exploring the effect of performance on self-image and identity. Clean Break uses theatre for personal and political change, working with women with experience of the criminal justice system. 



SPLITSCREEN: DV / 30 mins / 2006 / Nicola Lane / Arts Council England. The juxtaposition of 2 films from 2 cultures: Nache Mayuri, (1984, colour) ‘Bollywood’ bio-pic of dancer Sudha Chandran, who plays herself in the story of her struggle to dance again after losing her foot in a traffic accident; and Reach for the Sky (1956, B & W) British bio-pic of World War 2 fighter pilot Douglas Bader, who struggles to fly again after losing both legs in a flying accident. Juxtapositions create a mirror-image narrative revealing layers and contrasts in the representation of disability through time, cultures and gender. 

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