The combination of film and poetry is an attractive one. For the poet, perhaps a hope that the filmmaker will bring something to the poem: a new audience, a visual attraction, the laying of way markers; for the filmmaker, a fixed parameter to respond to, the power of a text sparking the imagination with visual connections and metaphor.

Scene was screened as part of the ZEBRA Film Poetry Festival in Berlin in October 2010.

The poem Scene is by poet Morgan Downie and is read by Alastair Cook.