Our latest short films, starring Greta Scacchi and Samuel West, are now in various stages of post-production. Both the Arena and Homecoming were filmed during late 2020, facing different production challenges due to restrictions around the pandemic. For the Arena, filming outside with a minimal crew meant that it was relatively straightforward to comply with […]
The From Home survey is now up online here. Your responses will feature at the next Brighton Digital Festival and beyond, as well as forming part of Tom Ottway’s final PhD piece on home. Share your experiences whether they are happy or sad, and be a part of making history for future generations. The more […]
Samuel West gives a compelling performance on the stage of the Theatre Royal in Brighton for this short film, directed by Jonathan Stow and written by Lucy Nordberg. The film explores the universal idea of homecoming through the myth of Odysseus, who found that after Trojan war and an epic journey home, his trials were far from over.
Renowned actor Greta Scacchi narrates this atmospheric poem telling the story of a gladiator fighting in the arena, while his mother watches on, unable to protect him. After looking away to distract herself from the danger he is in, she is reminded of happier times when he was a child, free of responsibility.
We caught up with Isabella McCarthy Sommerville, who performed in our short film The Mirror, to talk about her approach to acting, as well as how she reacted to the new experience of working in front of a 360 camera. Isabella has gained great reviews for her many theatrical roles – notably several five star […]
We recently spoke to Alexx Paul Sherman, who was cinematographer and editor on our film The Last Lighthouse Keeper, to talk about his experiences as a film maker. As a freelancer, Alexx works in a variety of digital video production formats for shorts and feature films, music videos and video interviews. He has also worked […]
We caught up with talented character actor John Locke, who performed in our film The Last Lighthouse Keeper, to talk about his experiences across film, theatre and TV, while also touching on the perspective he has gained from his work championing new film makers. After some years away from the profession working in government, John […]
In this lively and frequently amusing episode, host Tom Ottway, artist, composer and researcher on home, as well as co-founder of the From Home project www.fromhomeproject.com, talks to up and coming British band In the Forest about their new song Means to an End, which they composed and then reimagined with a very personal audio-diary-montage […]
We’ve made our short film, The Mirror, available to watch online here. Isabella McCarthy Sommerville gives a compelling performance narrating the poem by Lucy Nordberg, which reflects (literally!) on how we see ourselves in the moment, compared to how time makes these considerations less important. Director Marc Green focused on bringing the period setting to […]
This filmed poem is recited by the Lady of a country house, over a hundred years ago, as she looks into her dressing table mirror. A slightly unsettling and literal reflection on the passing of time, the film stems from the idea that over the years, many people would have used the mirror to view and assess their reflections. But unlike a portrait or a photograph, its blank surface offers us no clues as to their identities.