The Love of the Sun

The Love of the Sun is from five poems by Australian writer, Matt Hetherington, selected from his 2018 poetry collection of the same name. The film traverses light and dark terrain in its episodic reflections on life, death, the political, and the personal.

  • Marie Craven
    Director
  • Matt Hetherington
    Writer
  • Steve Kelly
    Music
  • Claudia La Rose-Bell
    Performers
  • Matt Hetherington
    Performers
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Poetry film
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer Poetry Festival
    Cork
    Ireland
    November 22, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Athens International Video Poetry Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    December 13, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Marie Craven

Marie Craven is a film-maker in Queensland, Australia, who has been making shorts for 35 years. Her films have exhibited extensively at international festivals and events, and gathered many awards. She creates video poems collaboratively, often via the net, with writers, musicians and other artists around the world. Over the decades, she has been a sessional teacher at universities, technical colleges and community centres, a reviewer of films and books, an arts administrator, and programmer. She is co-editor with Dave Bonta, of Moving Poems, the world's major website for video poetry.

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