Private Project

Come, walk the beach

Memory, absence, ocean and atmosphere. Shared uncertainties of imagination and distance.

'Come, walk the beach' was written during a long-distance international collaboration with a group of artists based in New Zealand, located almost exactly on the opposite point on the Earth from the filmmaker in Scotland.

  • Steve Smart
    TRAWL, Velella velella
  • Steve Smart
  • Steve Smart
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    4 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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    Country: United Kingdom
Director Biography - Steve Smart

Steve Smart is based in Angus, Scotland.

Places his poems have appeared include Atrium, Firth, The Poetry Shed, The Writer's Café, The Curlew, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Poet's Corner, Poetry Scotland, Gallus, Consilience, Skylight 47 and others. Upcoming anthologies including his work include 'CUMULUS', an international photography and poetry project based in New Zealand, 'The Prescription' in Glasgow, Scotland, and 'Alchemy and Miracles' in Canada.

The interactive poetry project 'THIS' was shortlisted for Palette Poetry's 2020 Brush and Lyre Prize for Multimedia Poetry, and a recent poetry film collaboration 'Velella velella' has been shortlisted for the inaugural 2023 Scottish Landscape Awards.

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Director Statement

When I make a poetry film I like to allow my imagination to associate a range of visual, sound and movement ideas that connect with the feelings created by the words and the tone of the poem. It's quite a sensual process. I think of acquiring all these elements as being like gathering paints that I can use to build layers and tones across the timeline of an edit.