'Steps' represents a poetic distillation of the sensory experiences felt by an older citizen, after their world further contracts under lockdown.

  • Alison Glennie
    Point of Departure: A Lament, On the Pig's Back
  • Alison Glennie
    On the Pig's Back
  • Alison Glennie
    Point of Departure: A Lament, On the Pig's Back
  • Alison Glennie
    Key Cast
    "voice over artist"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    poetry film, experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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  • Absurd Art House Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 23, 2021
    UK premiere
    official selection
  • REELpoetry/HoustonTX
    Houston, Texas
    United States
    February 25, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Vesuvius International Film Festival
    Campania, Italy
    February 28, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Alison Glennie

Alison Glennie is an actor and cross-disciplinary artist working in film, photography, spoken word and performance art. A longtime resident of West Cork, Ireland she began her career as a child actor in British film and television. Since relocating from London to Cork, she has voiced many shows for RTE radio.

She enjoys the anonymity conferred by guerrilla style iPhone photography and continues to explore the potential of iOS devices in her film making, finding them to be an invaluable tool in producing no budget shorts.

Alison's short films have been screened at Absurdah (UK), Amarcord arthouse (Chicago), Audioshoot (Irl), Beara (Irl), Fastnet (Irl), Hebden Bridge (UK), Indie Cork (Irl) REELpoetry/HoustonTX, Stiff (Seattle) Vesuvius International Film Fest (Italy). 'Steps' was first published in Atticus Review.

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Director Statement

As a solitary artist living in rural Ireland during these strange times, Alison felt compelled to document the Covid War in some small way.