Jeff Keen was a British experimental filmmaker whose frenetic, fast-paced work combines pop culture imagery with sociopolitical themes and, more frequently in his later films, a fascination with war and violence. Beginning his cinematic career in the early 1960s, Keen was one of only a handful of British artists making experimental work at the time.
While Keen's pop-infused sensibilities has been at odds with other, more popular styles of British avant-garde cinema throughout the years, his work has been typically well-received and supported, even if his fame has still yet to spread outside of his home country.
Keen is also a painter, collage artist, sculptor and poet. He passed away on June 21, 2012.
Watch Streaming Films By Jeff Keen:
Afterblatz 2 (2002)
Omozap Terribelis (2002)
Joy Thru Film (2000)
Kino Staccato (1999)
Artwar Fallout + Artwar 3 (1995)
Omozap in Artwar (1995)
Artwar: The Last Frontier (1993)
Kino Pulveriso (1993)
Plazmatic Blatz (1991)
Artwar Loop 1 (1990)
Artwar Loop 2 (1990)
B-B-B Born and Life Storm (1990)
Blazon Blatzom: El Pistolera Blatzo (1990)
Pulverized Cinema (1990)
Dreams and Past Crimes of the Archduke (1984)
Return of Silver Head (1980)
Spontaneous Combustion (1980)
Victory Thru Film Power (1980)
The Cartoon Theatre of Dr. Gaz (1979)
Mad Love (1972-78)
Rayday Film (1968-76)
Godzilla: Last of the Creatures (1976)
24 Films (1975)
Rosa Canina (1975)
White Dust (1970-72)
Stolen Moments (1972)
Day of Arcane Light (1969)
The Mutt & Jeff Icecream Sundae (1969)
White Lite (1968)
Marvo Movie (1967)
Flik Flak (1964-65)
Instant Cinema (1965)
Missing Close-ups (1965)
The Pink Auto (1964)
The Autumn Feast (1961)
Like the Time Is Now (1961)
2013 London Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 4th annual London Underground Film Festival is screening films such as Grasp the Nettle and Escape From Tomorrow; hosting a Jeff Keen tribute and much more.
2012 Sydney Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 6th annual Sydney Underground Film Festival features the world premiere of Mike Davis’ President Wolfman, films by Guy Maddin, Bob Ray, Greg Hanson and tons more.
Jeff Keen Eulogy By His Daughter Stella Keen
Reprinted here is Stella Keen’s, aka Stella Starr, powerfully moving and inspirational eulogy for her father, Jeff Keen, the British underground filmmaker who passed away on June 21.
2012 Revelation Perth International Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 15th annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival will hold a retrospective of Jeff Keen’s films, live performances by Crispin Glover, the doc Battle for Brooklyn and more awesome stuff.
Jeff Keen, R.I.P.
Jeff Keen, the iconic British underground filmmaker and artist, passed away on June 21 after battling cancer for the past several years.
Watch Now: Video Interview With Jeff Keen
In 2008, the British Film Institute interviewed legendary underground filmmaker Jeff Keen about his long career in underground film. Includes clips of his amazing films!
Elizabeth Dee Gallery: Jeff Keen Retrospective
Legendary British underground filmmaker Jeff Keen will finally have his first ever solo exhibition in the U.S. at the Elizabeth Dee Gallery in NYC this month.
Inside The Jeff Keen Archives
Take a quick tour through Jeff Keen’s immense collection of artwork he’s produced over his artistic lifetime, the volume and beauty are breathtaking.
Save Jeff Keen!
Jeff Keen is a brilliant, nearly unknown in the U.S. filmmaker who made the classic short film Marvo Movie. Learn more about this great artist!
Light Industry: Jeff Keen + White Zombie
March 2: Curator Ben Rivers will show a selection of underground classics by British filmmaker Jeff Keen, plus the old horror flick White Zombie.