Father Earth + Q&A
"Compelling.. a Jeckyl and Hyde psycho drama." ~ The Guardian
"Very moving.. Everything seems beautifully accidental." ~ Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4
Father Earth is the true story of one man’s attempt to help save the planet, by converting a derelict church on a windswept island in Orkney into an eco friendly recording studio, having driven a G Wiz electric car there all the way from London.
That’s the plan, but Life and Relationships - specifically between fathers and sons - can get in the way, appearing even more important than the future of the planet!
Starring Graham Fellows as himself, and his comic alter ego John Shuttleworth - with guest appearances by Kids’ TV legends Sooty and Sweep - the real star of Father Earth is perhaps Graham’s eccentric and mathematically driven father Derek.
Father Earth was filmed mainly in the Orkney Isles over a 10 year period and is Fellows’ first movie project since Southern Softies in 2008. This was the sequel to It’s Nice Up North (2005) a collaboration with renowned photographer Martin Parr and described by The Telegraph as "A bit of a shambles, frankly, and utterly inspired". Both films were distributed by Picture House and screened on Sky Arts TV. (Directed by Graham Fellows, UK, 83 min)
The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with Graham Fellows (AKA John Shuttleworth).
About the filmmaker:
Graham Fellows has been a paperboy, a champion mouse breeder, a builder's labourer, a barman, a teenage pop sensation, a stage actor, a soap star (well, a few episodes of Coronation Street in 1983), a milkman, a character comedian, a film director, a film star, and a singer/songwriter. Here you can find out more about all the above, read song lyrics, view previously unavailable archive material, plus current info about what Graham is planning next. In the meantime, you should know that despite being left handed Graham has written... "The finest lyrics known to man" ~ The Independent.