Emily Melting is film collaboration with poet Gérard Rudolf, developing a set of ideas recently conceived in my films Scene and La Plage, both collaborative films, with Morgan Downie and Jane McKie respectively.

Emily Melting was screened in competition at the ZEBRA Film Poetry Festival in Berlin in October 2010. The poem Emily Melting is from Gérard’s incredible new poetry collection, Orphaned Latitudes, of which Anthony Joseph is quoted as saying “the poems move with muscle in the air… mesmerising and masterful.” Gérard described the poem as being “as much about a lost country as it is about people losing each other in the half remembered haze of a boyhood memory.”

This film is the beginning of a series of work with Gérard, and we plan to write, produce and direct a feature length film in due course.