A selection of my poetry films, and some live performance footage.
Performing my poem Restless Farewell (which imagines the thoughts of a man ready for war on the morning of the Easter Sunday Rising 1916) with The Lost Gecko at Live at St Lukes (Cork) on 21 June 2019. We were support for the fabulous Linton Kwesi Johnson.
My poetry film for Mrs Xavier, a poem created using song titles by The Frank And Walters. Music by The Lost Gecko. Paintings by Mellany Meagher Morales. Directed by Patrick O' Shea of Southernman Films. This video placed 3rd in the Doolin Writers’ Weekend Video Competition 2019.
My poetry film for Peter And The Wolf - Aladdin Sane? (After David Bowie) a poem written using David Bowie song titles. This poem and video were conceived as both a tribute to David Bowie, and a comment on mental ill health, particularly in men. Produced By Stanley Notte Creations and directed by Paddy O’Shea of Southernman Films, Peter And The Wolf was shortlisted at the O’Bheal Poetry Film Competition section of Indie Cork 2016, screened at the Dublin Bowie Festival in 2017, and long listed at the Rabbit Heart festival 2018.
Poetry video for my poem Public Service Announcement written using Eminem song titles. Directed by Paddy O’ Shea of Southern Man Films. Audio produced by Stanley Notte @The Attic Hillside. Features music by The Carpenters (Mr Postman), Public Service Broadcasting (Dig For Victory) and The Monkees (I’m A Believer).
Poetry video for Song To The Orphans, my poem written using Bruce Springsteen song titles. Music composed and performed by Malcolm Urquhart. Video directed and edited by Shane Vaughan.