The Weimar Poetry Film Award has partnered with the Poetry Festival of Singapore to showcase a selection of the finalists and winners from the competition, including my film 'Blue Flash Flash' which was awarded the Jury Special Mention.
Sadly I wasn't able to make the trip down to Cornwall for the Newlyn Film Festival. I would have loved to have been able to hear Lucy English talk about her Book of Hours project as well as see some of the other films and talks. However, I am proud to say that Blue Flash Flash was screened in the Poetry Film category, and also the exciting news that I am about to become one of the filmmakers for the Book of Hours project which is nearing its completion date in October.
Excited to announce that my new filmpoem 'Blue Flash Flash', featuring the poetry of Julia Bird will be projected onto the Argos Building, Kingland Crescent, Poole during Light Up Poole over half-term. 'Blue Flash Flash' came fourth in the Poole Film Poetry competition. If you'd like a preview of the film, you can see it on Vimeo
Many thanks to Julia for allowing me to work with her poem, and to Robert Glennie who kindly recorded the voiceover for it.
Previous films have reused and collaged other texts (447: Intellect N and Channel Swimmer), while my last film used the poetry of Julia Bird (Blue Flash Flash). In my current work, I wrote a short text myself for the first time. The result is 'Being and being empty'.
How to be a mother … who is this being that I am? Wanting to be half-full with the joy of play, a job well done, and the softness of a bed to sink into at the end. Feeling half-empty with a busy brain that won’t shut down and twitches into awakening too early. Feeling overwhelmed by the chores and feeling rubbish as a result because surely that’s really not important. Tossing and turning and struggling to make a zingy start to each new day.
See 'Being and being empty' film on Vimeo
Soon after posting the film up on Vimeo I was very pleased to have it reviewed by Dave Bonta on his blog Moving Poems