Sex and the Landscape in Zabriskie Point (1970) and The Last Movie (1971)


“Once I loved a man who was a lot like the desert, and before that I loved the desert.” – Rebecca Solnit (2006). Late last year, I quite accidently combined the viewing of two films that spoke of a theme … Continue reading

Showreel 2016


I was initially struggling to put together a showreel for 2016.  I don’t think my film work has ever been so reliant on its varied soundworlds for their full context and so pulling the strongest images out of that context … Continue reading

A Ghost Story For Christmas: The Mountain Grave.


The Swiss town of Zermatt lies on the Italian border south of the Naturpark Pfyn-Finges some way away from Bern.  There lies a string of more built up towns to its north, lying along a liner path marked by a … Continue reading

Short Film – The Attempt (Edward Thomas)


Having detailed some of the history that inspired my last film of 2016 in this article on Caught By The River, I have very little else to say in regards to The Attempt.  It’s a mixture of essay film and … Continue reading

Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange (January, 2017)


As recently announced, I have a book being released in January all about Folk Horror and its many related areas of interest.  The book has been in the works for the last year or so though many of the arguments … Continue reading

Responses: Poems On Landscape and Melancholy


Throughout 2016, I’ve been trying to respond to artwork about landscape in more ways than simply essays.  I found that in trying convey work that I liked, there was only so far I could go with conventional journalistic and essay … Continue reading

Trailer – The Attempt (Edward Thomas)


Above is the trailer for my final short of the year, a film detailing an event in the life of the poet and writer, Edward Thomas.  I’ve had a personal fascination with Thomas for a few years now, properly diving … Continue reading

Dérives: Planet Stratford with John Rogers (London).


When recently interviewing the writer and filmmaker, John Rogers, the setting of our meeting place in Stratford played heavily upon my mind.  Such was the contrast between so many of the buildings and spaces within the area that many ideas … Continue reading

Short Film – No Diggin’ Here.


I have been lucky enough to have this year’s Halloween film, No Diggin’ Here – a film about M.R. James, Aldeburgh and A Warning To The Curious – premiered on the BFI’s website.  It was a Halloween treat that, until … Continue reading

The Ghost In The Grain – Folk Horror Revival @ The British Museum (16/10/2016).


This presentation was originally given at the Folk Horror Revival day at The British Museum (16/02/2016).  My thanks to the fellow admins of the Folk Horror Revival, especially Jim Peters and Andy Paciorek. There’s an overt connection between analogue technology … Continue reading