Four Solos in the Wild

Four learning disabled performers present their own creative response to the beautiful wild woods of pembrokeshire in the form of four dance powerful dance solos.

  • Ray Jacobs
    Director
    Bastion, The Sea Reminds Me
  • Arty Party
    Producer
  • Erika Juniper
    Key Cast
  • Mervyn Bradley
    Key Cast
    The Sea Reminds Me
  • Andrew Kelly
    Key Cast
  • Graham Busby
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Tritton
    Director of Photography
    Bastion, The Sea Reminds Me
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 16, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • The Place Theatre Gallery
    Telford
    United Kingdom
    August 16, 2016
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre
    Aberystwyth
    United Kingdom
    August 18, 2016
Director Biography - Ray Jacobs

Ray Jacobs is an artist who uses the mediums of image, film and movement to highlight the integrity and beauty of art found in the everyday.

Ray is an experienced artist who has worked throughout the community over the last 15 years as a performer and director, creating imaginative and powerful works with a wide variety of companies, performers and participatory groups in particular collaborating with disabled artists.

He states. ‘I aim in my work to create movement and image which steps quietly into the human heart’.

Artworks
Coming to our Senses (2010)
A multi-layered digital work of people’s hands presented on various screens in a café environment. The aim was to create a harmonious art intervention with simple yet beautiful images of hands at rest, in conversation or on their own, echoing the day-to-day actions of people within the café.

The Remembrance Path – collaboration with environmental artist Wren Miller (2011)
The project was an exploration of arts and the grieving process
‘Whilst researching Charles Darwin, it occurred to us that loss and bereavement were a huge influence on his life, both as a young boy who lost his mother and as a parent who suffered the grief of losing a child. A daily contemplative walk open to the public (including the sharing of memories through conversation, writing and artwork) around the old town walls of Shrewsbury, environmental art workshops for bereaved children, and the creation of a public art piece, ‘The Remembrance Labyrinth’, made of 7000 used books, walked through lightly, thoughtfully, contemplatively and playfully at the Quarry in Shrewsbury.

Filmography
I Saw a Girl (2008) – Director
Awarded Best Overall Film – Oska Bright Film Festival 2008

The Sea Reminds Me (2012) – Director
Shown at Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival, Moscow, Bolder Life Festival, Colorado,
Awarded Best Film – Ablevision Ireland
Judges Merit Award – Focus Film Festival
Nominated Finalist Oska Bright Film Festival.
Awarded Best Film – Sit Down Shut Up and Watch Film Festival, Adelaide, Australia.
Sensibility Award – Assim Vivemos Brazil Disability Film Festival
Audience Award – Premio Cinematografico Fausto Rossano

Bastion (2014) – Director
Best Film – Meeting Rimini Film Festival, Italy 2014
Finalist and 2nd Prize Winner – Cinema Touching Disability, Texas, USA 2014
Best Male Actor (James Doolan) – 7th International Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival, Moscow 2014
Honourable Mention – Picture This Film Festival, Calgary, Canada 2015
Best Story Award – Oska Bright Film Festival, UK 2015
Best in the Fest – Super Fest – California, USA 2015
Short Fiction 2nd Prize – Festival Inclus, Barcelona, Spain 2015
First Prize – The Malta Mental Health Short Film Festival – DIGNITY 2016
Grand Prix Du Jury – Entre ‘2 Marches, Cannes Film Festival 2016

Four Solos in the Wild (2016) Director

Best Film MITS Dance Film Festival Barcelona, Spain
Creativity Award Fiver dance screen festival, Spain

One man show incorporating – Bastion, The Sea Reminds Me, Four Solos in the Wild, Tate Modern, London, March 2017.

Ray Jacobs is currently co director of Shropshire Inclusive Dance and Performance director at Arty Party.

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Director Statement

Ray Jacobs is an artist who uses the mediums of image, film and movement to highlight the integrity and beauty of art found in the everyday.

Ray is an experienced artist who has worked throughout the community over the last 15 years as a performer and director, creating imaginative and powerful works with a wide variety of companies, performers and participatory groups in particular collaborating with disabled artists.

He states. ‘I aim in my work to create movement and image which steps quietly into the human heart’.