Carl Hunter

Senior Lecturer in Media Film and Television

carl photoDepartment of Media
Creative Edge Building


Carl is a Senior Lecturer in Media Film and Television. He studied Graphic Design (BA) and Multimedia Design (MA) and worked as an art director designing record sleeves. He recorded and toured with Liverpool pop band The Farm, having numerous hit singles/albums both in Britain, Europe and America. Winning Smash Hits best band two years on the run.

His love of Graphic Design and Photography led to a career in filmmaking, directing and producing documentaries for Television. His short films have been screened at various festivals around the world and he co wrote and produced the feature film Grow Your Own (with Frank Cottrell Boyce) for BBC Films and Warp Films, this was produced for cinema, distributed by Pathe and seen by over six million people on Television.

Recent projects have included collaborating with Mick Jones (The Clash) and The Farm as The Justice Tonight band, touring to raise awareness of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

Composer and songwriter for Radio4 play The Believers.

Photographic illustrator for the Award winning book, The Unforgotten Coat.

  • Winner of The Guardian Children’s Literature Prize.
  • Winner of Deutsch Jugendliteraturpreis.

Currently developing a feature film with Frank Cottrell Boyce, Clare Heney and Hurricane Films (Of Time And The City, Terence Davies)

He teaches Media, Film and Television, part time at Edge Hill University.


BA (Hons) Graphic Design 1989
MA Multi Media Design and Production 1995


MED 1408 Creative Thinking
MED 2205 Welcome To The Real World
MED 2209 Digital Shorts
MED 3209 Independent Production
MED3202 Dissertation

Research Interests

Representation of working class communities
Impact the Northwest had on Record sleeve design
Photography to create micro narratives
Protest through song.


Making Mongolia from Bits of Merseyside. The Imagery of The Unforgotten Coat.
Heney C. Hunter C. (2013). The Unforgotten Coat. Ormskirk: Edge Hill University.
ISBN: 978 1900230-56-8

The Unforgotten Coat.
Cottrell Boyce, F (2011). The Unforgotten Coat. London: Walker.
ISBN-10: 1406341541

Grow Your Own 2007 (film) directed by Richard Laxton. Writer Cottrell Boyce, F. Hunter, C. UK. Twentieth Century Fox.

Presented practice as research:

The Unforgotten Coat. ‘Making Mongolia From Bits Of Bootle’.
Edge Hill University Research Symposium: Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers June 2012

Professional Bodies and External Activities

PRS and PPL member
Judge at Keswick Film Festival and Stockport on Screen.
Free lance Film Maker and Designer.
As a musician, Records and tours with The Farm.
Creative Director of the University Record Label.
Workshops with dealing with intervention mental health service for Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children

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