Oak Swill Basket Weaving

In the Lake District, hidden in the north of England, the traditional craft of Oak Swill Basket Weaving is practiced by Master Craftsman Owen Jones.
Set in his workshop and surrounded by tranqulity, with only his cat and a friendly robin for company.
In this peaceful film, avoiding interviews and music, we are visually guided through Owen's process, as he creates a basket from start to finish.

  • Jacob Hesmondhalgh
    Mhuri ne Mhuka: The Family and the Animals
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Short, Tradional, Craft, Heritage, Art, Non-Fiction
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cinemagic Film Festival
    October 29, 2016
    Shortlisted for Young FIlmmaker 18-25 Award
  • Real to Reel Craft Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    April 9, 2017
  • National Festival of Making
    United Kingdom
    May 7, 2017
  • Cheongju Craft Biennale
    Korea, Republic of
    October 15, 2017
Director Biography - Jacob Hesmondhalgh

Born in North Yorkshire, UK, Jacob is a graduate in Filmmaking at Kingston University

Starting off in film as a runner and subsequently working as an assistant director, both in London and around the UK, across features, commericals, TV and music videos.

Jacob's filmmaking has ranged from short documentaries, to promo's for small businesses, drone videography for architecture firms and installation films for museums and galleries.

Now studying for an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking at New York Film Academy, Jacob's interst in ethnographic filmmaking continues to grow, with a natural tendency to create poetic and visually driven films.

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