Short Film – Weather Words (Colin Riley feat. Robert Macfarlane)

Having already written about the Weather Words film for Caught By The River (link here), I won’t add much more about the project. For more specific details, read that piece. It’s the first and probably only film project of mine in 2018, partly due to funding problems and partly due to other big projects taking … Continue reading Short Film – Weather Words (Colin Riley feat. Robert Macfarlane)

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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 drama, combining a stark moment in the life of the poet, Edward Thomas, with the … Continue reading Short Film – The Attempt (Edward Thomas)

The Ghost In The Grain: Analogue Hauntings of the 1970s

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 and the narratives surrounding paranormal activity in British horror, especially when made during the 1970s.  … Continue reading The Ghost In The Grain: Analogue Hauntings of the 1970s

Short Film – A Walk By Waiting (Harold Pinter, Iain Sinclair).

My walk around Harold Pinter's old haunts in the east end of London has produced a number of written accounts now that, with the film that sparked of the whole venture being finally public, I'm not quite sure what else to say about it.  The idea for the walk came about when I saw the, since … Continue reading Short Film – A Walk By Waiting (Harold Pinter, Iain Sinclair).

Trailer – A Walk By Waiting (Pinter/Sinclair).

Above is the trailer for a very short fragment of film made in collaboration with the writer, Iain Sinclair.  Though I had been thinking about doing something with the poems of Harold Pinter for the some time, I had left it to stew away rather than properly organise it as with other, simpler films.  With … Continue reading Trailer – A Walk By Waiting (Pinter/Sinclair).

Salthouse Marshes (Ghost Story).

In October I released a ghost story for Halloween.  It was partly inspired by Algernon Blackwood's The Willows, but the majority of its actual narrative structure (especially in terms of character) came from a short story of my own inspired as well by Blackwood's story.  As it's near Christmas, the original story is presented below.  It's … Continue reading Salthouse Marshes (Ghost Story).

Short Film – Salthouse Marshes

Salthouse Marshes began life in a strange way.  Having chatted about adapting Algernon Blackwood's The Willows with Robert Macfarlane (who had wanted to re-set it in England), there was always to be a "haunted waterway" film on the cards.  But, after constant reading of the narrative of The Willows, the thought of organising the filming … Continue reading Short Film – Salthouse Marshes