As both cats and small children know, cardboard boxes hold almost infinite possibilities for joy. They can be spaceships, dragons, far away mountains… we are limited only by our own imaginations.
Boxed in is a completely improvised show, which creates the extraordinary and beautiful from the beige, the cuboid and the mundane, co-directed by Chris Mead (Maydays, Project 2). The March run as a Nursery Original is now over, but watch this space for news on this whimsical show.
Launched in April 2017, Sonnet Sisters is a project in which myself and Anna Rose James take it in turn each week to investigate one of Shakespeare’s sonnets from 1-154.
For the next few years Anna and I will be journeying through each sonnet with two different segments per sonnet:
– A fun analysis of the sonnet, discussing what the heck is going on and any stuff we didn’t understand first time round.
– The sonnet in performance, putting it into an appropriate context to make it all make sense of some sort.
A girl trapped by her own fears and boredom is one day given the opportunity to break the cycle. WIth the help of a penguin.
Official selection at Weihnachtsfilmfestival and finalist for Amsterdam Lift-Off Online, this cute little short about being brave and having adventures is tobogganing it’s way round the festival circuit and will be available online to the public very soon.
Jenguin’s next showing is as the That Film Festival in Berlin, as an official selection. The festival and after party are on 9th February at ProArte Maritim Hotel, FriedrichstraBe, Berlin
A script I fell in love with from the first time I read it, Foley Folly is essentially six short films in one. A significant challenge for my first venture into directing on film. It’s been the most fun and a very steep learning curve, and I am incredibly proud of what we’ve done so far.
With all footage safely in the can, I am now liasing across the ocean with my editor (the wonderful Charlotte Boyle), writer (bloody lovely Natalie Roe), composer and sound artists.
Though we have no set release date as yet, I can tell you it will be worth the wait.
‘The Remains Of The Spider’
‘The Remains Of The Spider’ is a song written by multiple people across the globe. It’s sort of like a musical version of Chinese Whispers or Consequences. One person recorded an opening few bars, then passed it on to another artist who continued from what they’d heard for a few more bars, then passed on etc. Each artist only hear the few bars that the previous participant had created and had no idea what came before that. The only time anyone heard the song in it’s entirety was once it was finished.
Thanks to all the artists who took part. This would not exist without you all.
Artists (in order): Anna Rose James, Jennifer Jordan, Hannah Bungard, Natalie Brimicome & Matt Pattison, David Cassel (aka The Ukulele Bandito), Natalie Roe, Wil Fortune, Skye Chai, therunningchelsea, DJ Sweetleaf, and Off-Key Musical Improv.