I'm finally back in London after a trip to the Cornwall Film Festival, Newquay. The festival was a huge success. Well done to the director Tiffany and everyone else involved, it was a brilliant event.
The festival screened my Sentridoh 'Weed Forestin' video piece plus The Call of Duty EP video (side A). Both were screened in the music video section. It was great to see these videos up on the silver screen and the category seemed to be very well attended. Thanks to those who came.
Also my Dementia Uncovered piece Skin was included in a special screening of all the video pieces made for this project. This was followed by a Q&A session with film-makers Brett Harvey, Paul Farmer & Ian Bucknole and myself. This session raised some interesting questions and ideas and I wish we had had more time to dig a little deeper. Thanks to those who attended and took part in the discussion. The feedback for this project has been great and the film will now tour around the country.
If you'd like to watch the films made for this project as a showreel please click here
On the way back to London I stopped off in Bristol to catch the Flawedcore Records band Countryside play live at the Stag & Hounds. Thanks to everyone that came out to see the band, and thanks to those that bought the record!
If you'd like to buy their debut record on CD you can grab it right here: here
*Note - Flawedcore Records is a small label I set up in 2011.
Mark Jenkin's feature film Happy Christmas is online to view (for free) here
If you need to see what kind of film it is you can watch the trailer here
Also here is a radio interview explaining the background and production of the film from this time last year when the film previewed at The Cornwall Film Festival 2011 here
I recorded a few songs and an instrumental for this film, so sit back, relax and watch this beatific love-poem to Cornwall.
Please use the tip jar function by way of thanks.
The video piece I was commissioned to make for the Sensory Trust is now online.
It's called SKIN, and you can view it here: Click
Be sure to change the video setting to 720pHD, and watch it full screen, if possible.
Skin is a poem by Joan Saunders (in conversation with the poet Karen Hayes). Joan Saunders has dementia and resides in a care home in St Austell, Cornwall. This video is a response to her poem.
If you'd like to watch the other films made for this project as a showreel please click here: Show-reel
These films have already been shared with a whole host of community and professional networks and are getting a great reception.
The films will also be touring as part of an exhibition around St Austell, visiting Eden Project, St Austell Library, Eden café at St Austell and Heligan Gardens. They will also be shown in a few months at the UK Dementia Congress (a national conference held in Brighton), an 'End Loneliness' event in Cornwall, and memory cafes across Cornwall (these are sessions in the community for those with dementia living at home).
Finally, the Dementia Uncovered films will be screening at Cornwall Film Festival on Sat 10th Nov, 4.20pm. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session, chaired by Rose of FEAST (who funded this project) and Sensory Trust’s Wendy Brewin. I'll be on the panel alongside film-maker Brett Harvey.
I hope to see you in Newquay, Cornwall on the 10th November. The Cornwall Film Festival 2012 is well recommended, please check the line-up if you are interested: Cornwall Film Festival 2012 website
My Last Exhibition
Solo Exhibition by Daryl Waller
Spitalfields Gallery (BDC)
7 - 15 Greatorex Street
Exhibition runs from 1st - 30th November (Appointment only)
Private view (all welcome) will be held on 30th Nov 6 - 8pm.
There is now a video promo for The Call of Duty EP (side A)
Filmed in HD VHS, no less!
Go watch it: here
Video Co-directed by Lemmy Bousa & filmed in Bristol, September 2012.
The EP Call of Duty is a 7" vinyl record, limited edition of 100 copies released on Flawedcore Records.
To purchase the 7" please click here
The vinyl comes with digital files and artwork!
In the coming weeks there will also be a video for Side B of the vinyl. This video is being made by video artist Toby Kaufmann-Buhler.