The combination of film and poetry is an attractive one. For the poet, perhaps a hope that the filmmaker will bring something to the poem: a new audience, a visual attraction, the laying of way markers; for the filmmaker, a fixed parameter to respond to, the power of a text sparking the imagination with visual connections and metaphor.
Dog was shot on location in a series of now demolished industrial buildings at Spittal, Berwick upon Tweed and on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Dog is a telling of a true story, which happened on a small sunny Island, a long way away.
Dog screens as an installation as has been exhibited at Meme (Bermondsey), Trace (Hastings) and Hidden Door (Edinburgh). Dog contains profanity so please watch with caution.