I’m extremely excited to announce that a film I’ve produced and directed for the National Trust house at Llanerchaeron will be launched on May 3rd, and the exhibition, including the film, can be seen from May until October.
It’s been a privilege and a joy to be a part of ‘Petticoats of Power’ which, in 2018, marks one hundred years after some women got the right to vote for the first time. Celebrating these powerful women by throwing light on their achievements and their lives has been a powerful experience. Women’s stories have often stood in the shadows at National Trust properties, as many did not own land in their own right, yet many of these women have important stories to tell that show how power comes in many forms and often does not require legal recognition to be used effectively.
The film encounters five dynamic stories of women who lived at Llanerchaeron.
Watch the film: Petticoats of Power
“Beautiful work, wonderfully ethereal.”
films by Heledd Wyn Hardy (user14504331)
Super excited to share that GLAS has been shortlisted for the Ffilm Cymru Wales Beacons scheme.
Delighted that Yr Wylan is being screened at the North Wales One Minute film festival. 24th February
We had a surreal and wonderful time filming at Jacob’s market .
Diolch Alys Haf Roberts for her brilliant performance …and patience.
The old lift is an asset.
you can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/249169057
now – on your bike 🙂
Thrilled with the very positive feedback from Performance and Media students at USW. Great to share the skills and story with the future generation.
“Beautiful and poetic duality of light and darkness, hope and sadness.”
“Each shot was relevant and engaging and made me not want to take my eye off the story.”
“Elegant balance, with some fantastic visual shots.”
Such a delight to return to St David’s to share the film near the location where it was filmed only a couple of months ago! A wonderful and responsive audience – amongst them, the location owner, the mother of the baby, friends and supportive locals. I’m very grateful for their presence and comments:
“Very atmospheric and thought provoking. Perfect landscape! Well done.”
“It is a very emotionally moving piece without cliche or use of emotive trickery. Beautifully understated which allowed the viewer to decide.”
“Well done – a very sad film that gets the idea across loud and clear and beautifully.”
“A very moving piece of understood depth of feeling and trust.”
As part of my research Blue was shown at the Performance and Gender seminar group. A very fruitful discussion followed the screening. With positive remarks and constructive comments, I’m able to build on my portfolio and develop the research. I’m grateful to my colleagues at USW, Cardiff for their support and encouragement.
Some comments from the group:
“A very captivating and moving film. I loved the message of hope. Very thought provoking and beautifully shot.”
“The poignancy of the woman in inner turmoil set against the beauty of the landscape is especially strong.“
“An engaging experience of a woman in crisis – her journey is challenging but there is hope in her turmoil.“
A tremendous turnout, considering the snow and blizzards.
Some comments from the audience:
“Congratulations on making a film about such a silent issue many don’t understand”
“A hauntingly beautiful film.”
“An intriguing, mesmerising and beautiful film.”
“Spectacular location and the ghostly edge alongside chilling atmospheric music.”
“..a great feeling of foreboding (which ghost stories should have) but not in a heavy handed way as so much modern stuff has.”
Screening of Blue @ Chapter Movie Maker
A delight to be bringing a short film back to the building where I made my first film at Chapter Film and Video workshop back in the day. Good to be in the room with other film makers and a variety of films.
Fantastic to receive positive feedback, including “a very powerful piece – subtle with many symbolic layers.”