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, including Paula in ‘Timeshare’, Hilda […]
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.
On the occasion of artist and arts promoter Richard Demarco’s 90th birthday, the Demarco European Art Foundation asked for submissions expressing how Richard and the Demarco archive had inspired friends and followers. Moving Pictures co-founder Lucy Nordberg met Richard 10 years ago at the Festival Fringe, which led to a production of her play King […]
In this episode, host Tom Ottway, co-founder of the From Home project talks to Canadian musician Greg Halpin about his new song about lockdown We’re All in This Together. They discuss how Greg came to write the song, the meaning of home, life in lockdown, and how both Greg and Tom have written songs about […]
From Home Episode #ZERO with Lucy Nordberg What is home? Welcome! In this short taster episode your host Tom Ottway, artist, composer and researcher on home, gives the background to both the From Home project and the accompanying podcast. Tom discusses with Lucy Nordberg, playwright and a co-founder of the project, what kinds of stories […]