Most (but not all) of these poetry films were made as part of the Arts Council England-funded Poetry Film Collective, and have been screened at a number of Adventures in Poetry Film events in the south-west of England, at the 7th International Video Poetry festival in Athens, the Renaissance Festival in Nyora, Australia, the Bristol Poetry Festival, the Newlyn International Short Film Festival, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin and the REELpoetry Festival in Houston, Texas.
WHEN I WAS CROSS-EYED
An animated film of a poem from my children’s book Saturdays at the Imaginarium.
THE WILD THING
An animated poetry film made with both adults & children in mind, with animation by artist Chris Denyer.
On the Ills of Smoking
A tribute to one of my favourite writers, the Russian absurdist poet and dramatist Dannil Kharms.
Most of us feel like an outsider at some point or another. Is that necessarily a bad thing?
Welcome to the Crush Zone
A found film poem made from words and street art found in my current home town of Frome in Somerset (UK).
People Hide Their Love
My first stab at making a film using a poem written by someone else (in this case a Chinese emperor).
‘Quiet’ was originally a children’s puzzle poem which subsequently morphed into a meditative film. It’s quite a simple film, partly because it was the first one I made and I was still getting to grips with the software and processes, and partly because that’s what the subject seemed to require.