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FLOW & FRAME

F&F

Flow & Frame is a poetry-film collaboration between T S Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross and filmmaker Wyn Mason. Rather than simply making a film to accompany a ready-made poem, or writing a poem to accompany a film, the work emerges from a process whereby the creative baton was constantly passed back and forth between both. The series of short films are all thematically linked; they were all filmed on the banks of the river Taff, each one contemplating the ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus’s famous saying about how no-one steps into the same river twice.

Here is the full-length version, 13 x 2 min films:

This is the shortened version, 5 x 2 min films:

Poetry by Philip Gross

Readings by Jodie Allinson, Inga Burrows, Alice Entwistle, Philip Gross, Eddie Ladd, Stephen Lacey, Wyn Mason, Kevin Mills

Performed by Eddie Ladd

Sound Design by Jonathan Thomas

Directed, photographed and edited by Wyn Mason

More info: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14790726.2013.806557

Poems: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14790726.2013.804844

LAND OF HINTER

A short poetry-film documentary featuring Wyn & Philip working on Flow & Frame

Camera Anne Siegel

Director & editor Wyn Mason

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TRAILS

A middle-aged man has lost his enthusiasm for life, he simply goes through the motions but something inside of him has frozen. On a visit to his aging parents in West Wales he revisits old childhood haunts and begins to re-connect with a lost sense of warmth and wonder. The film is unique in that the whole soundtrack is repeated twice.

Poetry-film featuring poems by Paul Mason:

  • Trails
  • Heartcase
  • The Water Diviner
  • Beneath Our Feet
  • River

Readings by Eddie Ladd & Paul Mason

Music by Ben Challis & Rob Smith

Directed, photographed and edited by Wyn Mason

More info: http://jmpscreenworks.com/?pid=mason

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CONTINENTAL DRIFT

This is an ambitious, long-term international poetry-film project.  We have devised a system where poetry-films are produced across Europe’s cultural and linguistic borders, as the project gets passed continuously between filmmakers and poets. A poet writes a poem and a filmmaker makes a film to accompany it. This film in turn is passed on mute to a poet in another country, for them to w write a poem to accompany the footage. Consequently, an unbroken chain of meaning is created across the continent.

More info: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=13181/

The first film of the chain is Unwaith/Once (Film Agency Wales).  Poem Elin ap Hywel.  Director Wyn Mason.  Actors Russell Gomer & Alys Tomos.

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yn yr oesau tywyll

roedd brenin

– brenhines hefyd –

hanai ef o lwyth y ceirw

hithau o lwyth y cesyg a’r geifr

roedd ei chorff yn wyn

fel stremp hir o laeth

yntau mor braff â chorn

priodwyd hwy yn saith mlwydd oed

byw hanner canrif yghyd, a magu

deuddeg o blant

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CROSSING

A man and a woman walk across a mountain, through post-industrial landscape, both lost in their own worlds.  What is the relationship between them?  Is one a figment of the other’s imagination?

Played with live music.  Composer Ben Challis, accompanied by Rob Smith & Tom Jackson

Performers Caroline Sabin & Gerald Tyler

Co-directed Wyn Mason & Ian Wiblin

More info: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=13791/

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PAPERWORK

Paperwork is a 10-minute, twin-screen video, which was made during a placement at Le Petit Chateau, Brussels – Europe’s largest and oldest asylum seeker’s reception centre. The video seeks to get under the skin of the asylum seeker’s experience by using powerful visual metaphors.

Produced by Artstation, funded by Cardiff 2008

More info: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=6223/

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SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

10-min film about a young woman who anonymously receives flower deliveries

Starring Eve Myles

Written by Chelsea King-Simpson

Director Wyn Mason

Produced by Green Bay Films, funded by Film Agency Wales & BBC

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CAT ATTACK

30-min documentary, Id World for Channel Four, about people’s encounters with big cats across South Wales

Camera & directing Wyn Mason

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SAIN YN 30 / SAIN AT 30

Dyma ran gyntaf o raglen dogfen am gwmni recordio Sain. Cynhyrchiad Antena ar gyfer S4C. Dyddiad darlledu: 1999. Cyfarwyddwr: Wyn Mason

A TV documentary about iconic Welsh language record label, Sain. The programme tells a parallel story of both the record label and the Welsh language movement in general. Produced by Antena for S4C. First broadcast: 1999. Director: Wyn Mason

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STEP INSIDE

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10-min x 20 TV series, Tricorn Productions for CBeebies & BBC2

Presenter Chris Jarvis

Director Wyn Mason

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